ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7004. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACPE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
'Every other Friday between September 9th, 2022 and April 14th, 2023
Training Fee: $600.00
The Pastoral Care Specialist (PCS) Training Program is a new curriculum developed by the Psychotherapy Commission of ACPE and provides the knowledge and skills pastoral caregivers in churches and faith communities need to help others effectively, ethically, and safely. The training is also applicable to pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, and chaplains who work in community health and private practice settings.
The training is specifically designed for pastors and church caregivers and includes 48 hours of live online group training. Topics include:
Ethics of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Marriage and Family Issues in Systemic Perspective
Spiritual Assessment and Diagnosis
Harmful Spirituality and Spiritual Struggles
Listening in the Service of Healing
Grief, Loss, and Resilience
Mental Health and the Role of the Faith Community
Understanding and Responding Effectively to Domestic Violence
Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care
Substance Abuse, Addiction, and the Role of the Faith Community
The standard fee is $600 although individual programs may offer scholarships or payment plans.
This event is not eligible for NBCC CE hours.
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Aaron Pawelek, LICSW
New England Pastoral Institute
Aaron Pawelek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist with the New England Pastoral Institute in Salem, NH. Prior to that he was Director of Training at the Pastoral Counseling Center in Dallas, TX. Aaron received his Master of Social Work and Master of Theological Studies degrees at Boston University. He chaired the task force responsible for developing the new Pastoral Care Specialist program and is excited to share it with caregivers of all faith backgrounds.