ACPE 2024 Annual Conference

Pittsburgh, PA


Make plans now to join ACPE as we come together in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniafor what promises to be a unique social and educational conference celebrating our values, sharing our voices, and growing our vision together!

Throughout the week, there will be many opportunities to reconnect and engage with colleagues, experience some of the many cultures of ACPE and our host city, recharge, and have some fun together!

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Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Ph.D., is a prominent scholar, theologian, and author, known for her thought-provoking work on racial justice and spirituality. With a deep commitment to social change, she combines her expertise in clinical psychology and theology to tackle issues of systemic oppression, cultural trauma, and their impact on individuals and society. Through her research, writing, and speaking, Dr. Chanequa strives to inspire others to transformative social action and wholistic self-care. A professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, she has authored three books – Sacred Self-Care, I Bring the Voices of My People, and Too Heavy a Yoke. Her faith has been shaped by Methodist, Baptist, and evangelical social justice communities as well as by Buddhism and Islam.

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown


Join us in Pittsburgh at the 2024 ACPE annual conference, hosted at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Embrace the theme "Looking In, Reaching Out, Building Together" as we tap into our members' collective wisdom. This year's event highlights the inspirational and innovative education provided by our educators, psychotherapists, spiritual care professionals, and programs.

Pittsburgh, the "City of Bridges," seamlessly blends history and progress along the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. With 446 bridges, each tells a unique story, from the iconic Smithfield Street Bridge to modern spans shaping the city's skyline. Join us in a city where every bridge signifies a gateway to excitement, echoing dynamic tales of innovation and collaboration that define Pittsburgh. Immerse yourself in the conference, celebrating the rich educational landscape crafted by our members and building together for a brighter future.

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Who Should Attend

ACPE Certified Educators

ACPE Psychotherapy and Practitioner Members

Spiritual Care Professionals


Student Members

Spiritual Care Partners