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

Rituals of Encounter in Healing in Pastoral Care and Counseling

International Pastoral Care and Counseling Congress in Rotorua

By Ted Hodge


He was a Mauri, the indigenous people of New Zealand. He had attended the last three International Pastoral Care and Counseling Congresses in Ghana, India and Poland. He had a dream of having the congress in his home land, but cancer took Jim Biddle two years before the dream came true August 21-26, 2011 in Rotorua, NZ. We were 140 strong gathered from all over the globe in this land of lakes, geysers, mud pots and volcanoes. On the last night Jim's wife and son were honored at our banquet but not before we had been hosted by members of his people and the Mauri Anglican Bishop. The congress began with an extended welcome. 


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ICPCC 2011 Conference 

Left to right: Richard Liew (CPSP); Steven Voytovich (ACPE/CPSP); George Fitchett (ACPE); Raymond Lawrence (ACPE/CPSP); Ted Hodge (ACPE); James Pollard (ACPE); George Fitzgerald (ACPE); Deryck Durston (ACPE)

In This Issue
ACPE Personnel Committee
Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
ACPE Academy for Continuing Education
Annual Conference
Other Educational Opportunities
Pastoral Care Week
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 ACPE Personnel Committee
The ACPE Personnel Committee sponsored a farewell dinner to Teresa Snorton on September 18, 2011 at the home of Deryck Durston, on behalf of the staff of the ACPE office. The Personnel Committee presented her with a gift on behalf of the ACPE and gave thanks for her leadership. Teresa now serves as a consultant to the Capital Campaign for the Foundation for CPE until the end of the year. She retired from ACPE at the end of August.
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Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling

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The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling Vol 65, No 3 (2011) is now available. You can read it online at http://journals.sfu.ca/jpcp/index.php/jpcp.


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ACPE Academy for Continuing Education

Don't forget to register for the upcoming webinars with the ACPE Academy for Continuing Education. Register in the Members Only section or follow this link to the registration form and objectives.


The Practice of Supervision - Fall

   o   Oct 20 - Working with Group Process in CPE: Advances in Theory and Practice - $49

Meigs Ross, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


o   Nov 17 - Working w/ Theological Reflection in CPE: Advances in Theory & Practice - $49

Teresa Snorton, ACPE Inc., Decatur, GA

Save the Date!

 Racial, Ethnic, Multicultural (REM) Network 25th Invitational 

in community with the ACPE Annual Conference

February 8-11, 2011

Washington, DC


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Each of our keynote speakers will be addressing our past, present and future, as we explore our theme Celebrating our Past, Embracing the Present, and Proclaiming our Future.


           *Dr. Emmanuel Larty - Celebrating our Past


           *Dr. Nancy Ramsay - Embracing the Present


           *Special Guest (invited) - Proclaiming our Future

                  A special guest from our U.S. Government has been invited.



Check the ACPE website at for updates as they become available.

Other Educational Opportunities

HealthCare Chaplaincy Webinars


Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Webinars


The 18th Annual Whole Psychiatry Educational Series

Mark Your Calendars - Pastoral Care Week

Pastoral Care Week

"Shared Voice"

Celebrate October 23-29, 2011

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