The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications commemorating its Seventy-Fifth Anniversary

Since 1947, JPCP has been publishing The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling (JPC&C) as well as a variety of books that enlighten and educate pastors, chaplains, and counselors.  For 75 years JPCP has provided members of our supporting organizations, and the public, research-based and reflective articles.  This year, in celebration of our Diamond Jubilee, JPCP is offering special opportunities to our readership and the public. 

First, an open-access, special edition of JPC&C, an analysis of global experiences of pastoral/spiritual care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will be available in March.  The links to the special issue are on the website:

This issue is a result of our collaboration with the European Research Institute for Chaplains in Healthcare (ERICH), the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab (CIL), the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), and the Spiritual Health Association (SGA-Australia).  In this JPC&C issue, chaplains speak about creativity, innovation, and moral injury as they discuss the effects of COVID-19 on their presence with patients. The data from ERICH’s international online survey of chaplain activity and encounters during the Covid-19 pandemic, which reports the experience of 1657 healthcare chaplains from 36 countries, is invaluable.  

Second, discounted rates are available for one-year and two-year personal subscriptions. This provides support for those pastors, chaplains, and counselors without the free article access provided by membership in one of our supporting organizations. Please use the discount codes found below.

15% discount for a one year subscription to print – discount code PCC15Print

15% discount for a one year subscription to e-only – discount code PCC15E

20% discount for a two year subscription to print – discount code PCC20Print

20% discount for a two year subscription to e-only – discount code PCC20E

“In about 1981, I read an article on Forgiveness by Bobby Cunningham, an AAPC certified pastoral psychotherapist at the time.  That article was life changing for me personally as well as how I wanted to educate CPE students.  I continue to use that article today, even though I no longer have a physical copy.  I used it so much, I had committed it to memory.  It remains my most favorite article in JPCP.” G. Green