June 2012
Consultation B&W
ACPE e-News
A publication of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
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In This Issue
Call for Workshops
ACPE Presidential Election
Online Presidential Forum
Other Educational Opportunities
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Deryck Durston

Managing Editor

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ACPE Presidential Election
Tim Thorstenson
Tim Thorstenson
David Johnson
David C. Johnson

In the last few issues of the ACPE e-News  the presidential candidates have been answering questions submitted by you.  Below are the questions selected this month.







"What pastoral issues/needs do you consider as key to be addressed in CPE programs that would help prepare persons as relevant faith leaders in this time of history?"

Barbara Sheehan, SP, Executive Director/ACPE Supervisor,
Urban CPE Consortium, Inc., Chicago, IL

David Johnson's Response

Tim Thorstenson's Response



"Changes to funding patterns for pastoral care and education programs via institutional support and / or financial reimbursement have dramatically changed recently.  What resources should ACPE, Inc. develop to help ACPE Centers to successfully manage this challenge?"

Rev. Dr. John B. Hartman II, ACPE Supervisor, Director, Pastoral Care Services, Greenville Hospital System/University Medical Center, Greenville, SC   

David Johnson's Response



We want to hear from you!

What do you want to know about your ACPE presidential candidates? What questions do you want them to answer? What do you want them to have thought about?


You will also have a chance to interact with candidates during an online town hall meeting on July 12th at 2pm eastern.  The election will conclude with electronic voting in August.  Make sure to read the e-Newsletter for more election details!


Please send your questions/thoughts to John Roch, Assistant Editor.

Online Presidential Forum

Here is your chance to hear the candidates live and interact - 

ACPE's First Online Presidential Forum!


Join us to hear a moderated discussion between our two president-elect candidates which will be followed by opportunity for a questions-answer discussion with participants.  

The forum will be held online on July 12th at 2pm eastern.  Cynthia Vaughn will moderate the discussion.  Send Cynthia your thoughts and questions to be included in the discussion.


 Reserve your forum seat now!

Accreditation: Keeping Us Honest

Deryck Durston 2012By Deryck Durston


This week marks a spot along the road to re-recognition of the Accreditation Commission by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) in what has been a focused effort made over the last several months to prepare our "self-study" and respond to "site team reports I&II."  After meeting with NACIQI, our call will be to prepare ourselves to answer the expected "notations" and come into compliance within the next year.  Just as in our ACPE accreditation process, we will be required to add new policies, communicate them to our membership, implement them, and document our implementation.  


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A Message from the FCPE Board President 

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By The Rev. Dr. Greg Stoddard


As most of you know, the Foundation for Clinical Pastoral Education (FCPE) is the fundraising entity for ACPE. The Foundation is responsible for development of resources, management of the endowment and safeguarding of ACPE assets.  While ACPE and FCPE are technically and legally separate, FCPE exists to support the work of ACPE.


I am happy to announce that we now have  Len Al Haas and Nancie Smith supporting our fundraising efforts and assisting with office management and administration. In addition to Andrea O'Neal, they will function as staff as the Foundation marches forward in advancing ACPE's goals.


Please feel free to contact Len Al at lenal@acpe.edu with questions or comments about FCPE.

Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling Vol 66, No 2 (2012) is available online.


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Do you give a gift to your students at the end of a unit?  If so, consider making that a gift subscription (at the student rate of $25/year) to online access to JPC&C. See http://www.jpcp.org/subsc.html - two thirds of the way down the page - for more information. 

Academy for Continuing Education 

Gary Sartain, Academy Coordinator


The ACPE Academy for Continuing Education is organized to meet the following educational needs of the ACPE membership:

  • The Leadership Forum - for ACPE leadership, board, commission, committee members
  • The Center for Management Studies - for pastoral leaders and ACPE Supervisors serving as department heads, program managers, senior staff
  • The Center for the Teaching and Supervisory Arts - for Supervisory Education Students, ACPE Supervisors, Field Educators, Pastors, and Pastoral Theologians


Visit the website to see 2012's schedule and start registering

Announcements / Educational Opportunities
Graduate Theological Foundation Announces establishment of the Graduate Center for Pastoral Logotherapy
Tanenbaum's Online CME Course


Calvin Runnels Memorial Scholarship 


Summer Institute on Theology and Disability 


Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Webinars


National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) Audio Conferences