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August 2013
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2014 Annual Conference in Austin
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Call for Workshop Proposals - Deadline to submit is Friday, August 30th!

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2015 Standards & Manuals Study Documents

By David Rumbold, Standards Committee Chair


feedback The recently published Study Documents represent the work of Standards as this committee has sought to understand and respond to areas of confusion as well as changes ACPE is facing.  If you have not yet done do, please review the documents and give us your feedback.
Journal of Pastoral Care Publications
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At the most recent member meeting of the association in Indianapolis, the membership was informed that the Board of Representatives approved a decision to discontinue ACPE's financial commitment to the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, in light of budget constraints.  The annual expense for providing complimentary subscriptions of the journal to members of the association is $42,320.  
There was considerable discussion about that decision by the members at the annual meeting.  As a consequence, a task force was appointed by ACPE President Robin Brown-Haithco to review the decision.  The task force is asking the membership to respond to a questionnaire (six questions) regarding the value and use of the journal.   
Executive Search
By Robin Brown-Haithco, ACPE President
Great News!!!  The ED Search Committee has identified two final candidates for the Executive Director position.  We will interview those candidates September 3, 2013 in Atlanta at the National Office.  You may send your questions or thoughts to Robin Brown-Haithco.
2013 ACPE Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work Annual Campaign
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By Miriam Needham, Annual Campaign Chair


Thank you to the 172 ACPE members who have already made a gift or pledge to ACPE's 2013 Sowing Seeds for Our Holy Work Annual Campaign.  The number of donors continues to increase, and we are grateful for every gift no matter the amount.


While today's numbers are small when compared to our goal of 100% participation, we are encouraged by the notes we receive from new donors to the annual campaign who say that they understand the importance of participating in order to further the work of their  Association.


Please help us reach our goal by sending your check in the response envelope included with the letter you received from Bill Scrivener and me in July or use your credit card to donate online at  


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ACPE Academy for Continuing Education

Refueling CPE in the Social Context: Engaging the Living Web of Social Crisis with Barbara Sheehan  barbara sheehan

September 19th, 1:00-2:00 EDT, $25.00

This webinar discusses the needs of today's hurting world, the subsequent identities and skills required to engage these needs, and the impact on both curriculum and structure of CPE and other formation/training programs.  The presenter will intersperse her experiences in an Urban CPE network program that engages persons struggling with social crises.  Register today.


Flourishing in Ministry with Matt Bloom, PH.D. Recording of Plenary 

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Matt Bloom is Associate Professor of Management at Notre Dame, where he conducts research in the area of the improvement of the human condition at work, with a focus on intrinsic motivation, happiness and meaning, and innovation.  Matt is the Principal Investigator on the Flourishing in Ministry Project.  This project focuses on well-being among clergy and their families, seeking to find what makes pastors and priests tick - and what ticks them off - in an attempt to bring joy to the people who work so hard to bring it to others.  Learn more.
Clinical Member's Directory
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Clinical Members often report to me that they feel "invisible."  CPE Supervisors often tell me, "I don't know if there are any Clinical Members in my area."  The ACPE website "members only" page allows you to "search" for Clinical Members by name or from a particular Region, but it's not the most user-friendly program.  But thanks to today's technology, and the generosity of the Eastern Region (whose Clinical Member funds were used to purchase the program), we now have an easily accessible, web-based, interactive set of MAPS (by Region) to assist ACPE members in locating Clinical Members by location!
Requests for Funding for Innovative CPE Projects
Now accepting requests for funding for innovative CPE projects. They may now be submitted for consideration by the ACPE Program Award Committee.  Proposals are to be sent via email to John Roch by October 1, 2013 in a PDF format.  At its Fall 2013 meeting, the Board will award funding based upon recommendation by the Committee.


Criteria for Funding of Innovative CPE projects

Projects to be funded should have goals demonstrably consistent with the mission/vision/ values of ACPE.  Click here for more info.

Racial, Ethnic, Multicultural (REM) Network 27th Invitational

REM 2014 Logo Visioning:  Reclaiming Our Purpose, Offering Our Best, Embracing Race, Ethnicity and Culture


February 5-8, 2014

February 5 - Peer Reviews (Limited Space)
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Announcements / Educational Opportunities
September 2013 Holy Days

Public Health Ethics Intensive Course - April 1-4, 2014

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Education

National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) Webinars