December 2012
Consultation B&W
ACPE e-News
A publication of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
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REM 2013

FEBRUARY 7-9, 2013 

(February 6 - Peer Reviews and Consultation)


Visioning: Reclaiming Our Purpose, Offering Our Best, Embracing Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Download the schedule, highlights, and registration form


ACPE members may register online in the  Members Only section of the association's website. Non-members must submit a completed registration form by mail, fax, or email.

In This Issue
Accreditation Commission
Medicare Part B Pass-through
ACPE Supervisor in the News
ACPE Academy
Other Educational Opportunities
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Accreditation Commission


The following actions were taken at the recent meeting of the ACPE Accreditation Commission:  November Accreditation Actions.  


A Message from the FCPE Board President 

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As the end of the year draws near, we are seeking your continued generosity to help us meet our 2012 goal by December 31. By now you should have received Miriam Needham's December letter, with an enclosed return envelope, asking for your support of the Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work 2012 Annual ACPE/FCPE Campaign. Meeting our goal will make it possible to fund more ACPE grant awards to pioneering Clinical Pastoral Education programs in 2013, as well as help pay costs not covered by dues or fees, including educational programming at the Annual Conference.


If you have already given to the campaign, please accept out deep appreciation.  If you are waiting to make your charitable donations in December, please consider the work of our organization and give as generously as you can.


We wish you happy holidays and blessings in the New Year


Gregory A. Stoddard, D.Min

FCPE Board President


The Foundation for Clinical Pastoral Education (FCPE) is ACPE's fundraising entity, responsible for development of resources, management of the endowment and safeguarding of ACPE assets.  FCPE exists to support the work of ACPE.


edicare Part B, Nursing & Allied Health Education 



By Lerrill J. White, ACPE Supervisor, CMS Liaison


Now that the "PATIENT PROTECTION & AFFORDABLE CARE ACT" (PPACA) and the "HEALTH CARE EDUCATION & RECONCILIATION ACT" (HCERA) are the law of the land, here is an update on the status of Medicare Part B, Nursing & Allied Health Education Pass-through...


Click here to read the entire article

ACPE Supervisor in the News
ken hayden ACPE Supervisor, Ken Hayden, at WellSpan Health in York, PA was featured in his local newspaper for an article titled, "York minister uses Native American pipe ceremonies to help hospital patients: Ken Hayden performs both Native American and Christian ceremonies at births and deaths."

Visit the newspaper's website to read the entire article. Good job, Ken!
Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling

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The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling Vol 66, No 3 (2012) is available online.


Click here for complete instructions


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 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

 Announcing the 2013 webinar schedule

Announcements / Educational Opportunities

Welcoming People with Disabilities in Faith Communities



National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) Audio Conferences