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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.

Member Price

$600 for full program

Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm PT, October 3 – November 28

via Zoom

Training Fee: $600


For people who find themselves in crisis, parish-based clergy and lay pastoral caregivers are often the first point of entry into our systems of community care. Clergy and their pastoral care teams frequently find themselves on the front lines of complex problems such as mental health care, addiction, domestic violence, complicated grief, and trauma recovery. The Pastoral Care Specialist Training program is a 48 hour course supporting caregivers of all skill levels to integrate their pastoral theologies and ministries of care with knowledge and skills from the behavioral sciences. What does it mean to provide trauma-informed care? How do we ensure we are providing care ethically? How do we set compassionate boundaries so that we are simultaneously caring for ourselves? What do we do when our care-receiver's theological perspective is very different from our own?

This intensive format begins on Tuesday, September 26th and runs every Tuesday through the end of November from 4PM to 7PM Pacific time. It offers 24 hours of in-class time and 24 hours of self-directed work. For those interested in this format, please inquire with Tres Adames here:




Contact Information
  • Rev. Tres Adames, MDiv, BCPC

    Arizona Christian Counseling

    Tres is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and Director of Arizona Christian Counseling in Phoenix, Arizona. ​​He holds a Master of Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary and Bachelor of Arts from Asbury University. Tres currently serves on the ACPE Psychotherapy Commission and has been an active contributor of the new Pastoral Care Specialist program since its inception. This offering focuses on clergy in parish settings, as well as pastoral counselors and spiritual directors in community and private practice settings.