January 2011
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ACPE e-News
A publication of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
A Word from the ACPE President

Sally SchwabBy Sally Schwab

ACPE President


As the 2011 year begins, I reflect about where we have been as an Association and where we are heading.  For what we have been, I am grateful and for where we are and what lies ahead, I am hopeful!  I trust that you are, too!


One of the exercises I ask new groups of CPE students to participate in as they share their autobiographical stories with each other is to identify when their hearts sing and when their hearts weep.  Naming joy and sadness is important to honoring our diverse identities and moving forward together in mutual respect and collegiality.  Issues face the ACPE that are important to our future life in community.  Those issues include strengthening the Foundation for Clinical Pastoral Education and moving forward with a Capital Campaign.  The ACPE is exploring the possibility of a new vision, mission and values.  We are examining new governance opportunities and want to build upon the strategic plan adopted in 2006 to create a strategic plan that will lead us to 2015.  We are exploring the possibility of creating new partnerships and renewing existing partnerships as we work with cognate groups, nationally and internationally, in spiritual/pastoral care.


This is a wonderful time to be a member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and your involvement through service and support is essential!

In This Issue
REM 2011 Conference
ACPE 2011 Annual Conference
Foundation for CPE
Bylaws Changes
Reflective Practice
New in Print
Quick Links
Teresa Snorton
Managing Editor
Assistant Editor
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Racial Ethnic Multicultural (REM) 2011 Conference

REM 2011 Conference

Check out all the exciting events and learning opportunities REM planned for you!


You can still register onsite to attend this exciting conference!

2011 ACPE Annual Conference

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Register now for the 2011 Annual Conference!


Members can register in the Members Only section of the website.  Or complete a registration form and send it to the ACPE National Office at 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103, Decatur GA 30033 or fax to 404/320-0849.

 Conference Registration Information
Conference Registration Form
Conference Schedule
Travel & Hotel Reservations
Keynote Speakers
ACPE Academy for Continuing Education
Threshold Discoveries (Educational Excursions)
Special Conference Events
Exploring Utah

Foundation for CPE

Andrea O'NealWelcomes New Administrative Assistant


Shortly after its move to Decatur, the Foundation for CPE was able to hire Ms. Andrea O'Neal as its temporary Administrative Assistant.  She works part-time for the Foundation, while the Foundation for CPE Board determines the final staffing parameters for the office, which is now located in the ACPE National Office.


Andrea is a native of Texas and a graduate of the Stephen F. Austin State University.  She did graduate work in journalism at the University of Texas. Prior to joining the Foundation for CPE, Andrea was the International Donor Care Coordinator at the Medical Assistance Program International in Atlanta. She has previous experience as the Circles Program Officer in the Development office of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Membership Director at the YMCA of South DeKalb in Decatur, GA.


She began in early December and her first task was to unpack the twenty-eight boxes that arrived from the office in San Antonio.  She is excited about keeping the Foundation office on track during this time of transition and about the ways in which she can facilitate the upcoming Capital Campaign and Annual Fund Campaigns of the FCPE.



Foundation for CPE

1549 Clairmont Rd, Suite 205

Decatur, GA 30033


Email: info@foundationforcpe.org

Website: www.foundationforcpe.org

Bylaws Changes

Notice of 2011 ACPE Member Meeting


The Annual Member Meeting of the ACPE, Inc. will be held Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11: 00am at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, Utah.  Lunch will be provided for those who reserve a lunch on the ACPE Annual Conference Registration Form.


In addition to the usual reports, the following BY-LAWS changes will be voted on.

Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry

Reflective Practice LogoJoins the Digital Age


The Editorial Board of Reflective Practice is pleased to announce that beginning with Volume 31, Reflective Practice will be published electronically at http://journals.sfu.ca/rpfs/.  To fulfill our mission as a global resource in formation and supervision for the next generation of religious leaders around the globe, Reflective Practice will be an OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL FREE to anyone anywhere in the world with internet access.  No registration is necessary.  Simply go to http://journals.sfu.ca/rpfs.  You will find Volumes 29 and 30 are already online in the archives.  Volume 31 will be available online by May, 2011.  Printed copies of Volume 31 and past or future volumes of Reflective Practice may be ordered through the website www.reflective-practice.org.

New in Print

Domestic Violence Book CoverThe Rev. Aldean (Al) Miles at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, HI recently published the second edition of his book "Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know."  Al has been an ACPE Clinical Member since 1984.  The second edition is published by Fortress Press.  Or you can visit the Amazon website for more information.