March 2011
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ACPE e-News
A publication of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

The Spiritual Care Collaborative committed to support the people of Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami

The photos, images, and videos of the disasters of Japan keep constantly before us the affliction on their people. Some of us have relatives and friends affected by the disaster. We are aware that these brothers and sisters, members of our human family who suffer and face even more impending agony and loss as thousands of unaccounted for people might never by found and the potential impact of nuclear fallout looms, experience profound spiritual and emotional distress.


The participating associations of the Spiritual Care Collaborative express their compassion for these brothers and sisters. Our diverse faith traditions call us to hear and respond to these brothers and sisters both with oneness of heart and multiple responses of care. Our members are committed to lead their colleagues in our diverse spiritual and pastoral care settings to reflect upon and choose ways to reach out to our afflicted human family in Japan.


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American Association of Pastoral Counselors

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Canadian Association for Spiritual Care

National Association of Catholic Chaplains

National Association of Jewish Chaplains


Spiritual Care Collaborative (SCC) was formed to provide a common voice for professional pastoral care, counseling and education organizations in the United States and Canada. Our goal is to speak with a unified voice as clinically trained, qualified pastoral/spiritual caregivers who serve as chaplains, pastoral educators and counselors in specialized settings including hospitals and other healthcare organizations, the military, prisons, and the business workplace.

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ACPE 2011 Annual Conference
ACPE/CPSP Mediation
REM 2011 Conference
2010 Annual Report
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Registeration opens onsite on Wednesday, April 6th at 8:00am


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CORRECTION:  Understanding & Responding to the Mediation Agreement between ACPE and CPSP

In the February issue of the ACPE e-news, an article appeared entitled "Understanding and Responding to the Mediation agreement between the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy." 


The last sentence of the article made a reference to ACPE's relationship to the US Department of Education, as well as a reference to CPSP's relationship to the same.  The latter reference contained inaccuracies and in the spirit of the recent mediation agreement, the ACPE retracts that statement.  The ACPE reaffirms its commitment to refrain from language or publications that implicitly or explicitly comment on the operations of CPSP.

Racial Ethnic Multicultural (REM) 2011 Conference


Call for REM Reflections and Photos

The 24th Annual Racial Ethnic Multicultural (REM) Invitational Conference was held February 2-4, 2011 in Richmond, Virginia.  Please send any reflections and photos that we could publish in the ACPE e-News or post on the REM webpage and REM facebook page to John Roch.

2010 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report


The 2010 Annual Report was mailed to CPE Centers, Seminary and Faith Group members in February.  It was also published on the ACPE website.  You can download your own copy here.

Save the Date

The 2011 Smithsonian/Navy Medicine Conference Series

A series of distinguished ethics education conferences sponsored by the

Office of Sponsored Projects of the Smithsonian Institution

in partnership with the

Navy Medicine Institute for the Medical Humanities and Research Leadership.


Real Presence:

The Critical Function of Pastoral Care and Academic Theology

in Communities of Health


June 14, 2011


Click here for more information.