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

    Mar 22, 2021

    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.

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    ACPE Condemns Incidents of Violence and Hate against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Individuals of Asian Descent

    Mar 22, 2021

    During this past year, our nation has witnessed a dramatic increase in incidents of violence and hate against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and individuals of Asian descent. ACPE is horrified by these trends and calls upon us all to fight back against racism and xenophobia.

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    Reading and Reflecting on White Body Supremacy

    Mar 19, 2021

    I’ve been reading a book that was written in 2017 AND when I began reading it was the FIRST time I had ever heard the concept the author was describing. When I first read it, I said to myself, “YES!”

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    The Foundation for ACPE wants to hear from you!

    Mar 19, 2021

    Promoting innovation is a core function of the Foundation for ACPE. We keep our eyes on the future of the profession of spiritual care providers, educators, and spiritually integrated psychotherapists. Recent trends show that the degree with which ACPE Educators will retire in the next 10 years is not matched by newly certified ACPE educators entering the job market.

  • Key Theme #4 from the Anti-Bias Survey of ACPE Members

    Mar 18, 2021

    In preparation for the 2021 ACPE Annual Conference Creating Room to Breathe, ACPE has identified themes from the Anti-Bias survey of ACPE members. In the following weeks, ACPE will be publishing the themes that emerged from the Anti-Bias survey results.

  • There is beauty in this community waiting to be born

    Mar 11, 2021

    If you love jazz, you probably know the name of pianist Keith Jarrett. You probably don’t know the name Vera Bandes. In 1974, Vera was working part-time as a promoter in her home, Köln (Cologne), Germany. She booked Keith Jarrett for a concert on January 24, 1975 – quite a coup for someone so young. But the booking was just about the only thing going Vera’s way.

  • Key Theme #3 from the Anti-Bias Survey of ACPE Members

    Mar 10, 2021

    In preparation for the 2021 ACPE Annual Conference Creating Room to Breathe, ACPE has identified themes from the Anti-Bias survey of ACPE members. In the following weeks, ACPE will be publishing the themes that emerged from the Anti-Bias survey results.

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    My Experience Attending the Crossroads Anti-Racism Workshop

    Mar 5, 2021

    I am not a scholar. And I am not a writer by any stretch of the imagination. But here I am, writing about my experience attending the Crossroads Antiracism Workshop. I participated in the first cohort last month and admittedly, I did not want to.

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    For your professional ethics edification in March

    Mar 4, 2021

    Once a month the ACPE Professional Ethics Commission (PEC) posts a couple of statements from our Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members.

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    What is the potential of joining together?

    Mar 1, 2021

    Last week my state was in the news as we suffered in a winter weather event. You may be aware of the swath of frigid weather across the south and southeast. The “Polar Vortex” hit Dallas, TX on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. The temperatures dropped dramatically, and the precipitation changed from snow to sleet to ice.

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    Portfolio Review Process 2021

    Feb 26, 2021

    Greetings from the Accreditation Commission! I hope that all is well with you, your programs, and your students. I am excited to share information with you about portfolio reviews and our deep dive this year. The portfolio review process will begin in July 2021 and will conclude by the end of October.

  • Key Theme #1 from the Anti-Bias Survey of ACPE Members

    Feb 23, 2021

    In preparation for the 2021 ACPE Annual Conference Creating Room to Breathe, ACPE has identified themes from the Anti-Bias survey of ACPE members. In the following weeks, ACPE will be publishing the themes that emerged from the Anti-Bias survey results.

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    ACPE Trains Second Cohort of SIP Trainers

    Feb 22, 2021

    ACPE welcomed and trained 16 new Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Trainers over the weekend. This second cohort of SIP Trainers spent Friday and Saturday getting oriented to the SIP Program, the 30-hour SIP curriculum, and other details of this new ACPE initiative.

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    Your Gift Keeps on Giving: Innovation in CPE and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

    Feb 22, 2021

    Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation for ACPE was able to award $36,000 in funds to four projects that support innovation in CPE and spiritually integrated psychotherapy.

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    For your professional ethics edification in February

    Feb 17, 2021

    Once a month the ACPE Professional Ethics Commission (PEC) posts a couple of statements from our Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members.

  • Beloved Community

    Feb 15, 2021

    Pandemics. Plural. COVID-19. Racial inequity and white supremacy. We have talked a great deal about both of these. But there are others as well.

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    New Energy Afoot

    Feb 5, 2021

    On a cold, grey day last week, I dragged my family out on walk around our neighborhood. I was focused on getting us exercise and then getting home as soon as possible, but my five-year old daughter was taking her sweet time. My efforts to hurry her along were in vain. As I grew more frustrated, her pace seemed to slow even more. Toward the end of our neighborhood loop, when she finally caught up to my husband and me, she showed me the reason for her distraction: a bright yellow dandelion. It provided such a striking visual contrast to the cold grey day, and her excitement and wonder a contrast to my hurried irritation.

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    Another Year Filled with Firsts….and Promise

    Feb 1, 2021

    I don’t know about you, and yet, I know I am not alone or even in a minority saying, “I am tired of all the unprecedented events” of the past year.

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    The Parish Pastor as Chaplain

    Jan 29, 2021

    There may be some who think that Church life, centered around the Parish, as we presently know, it will become obsolete. I suppose that is a possibility, but probably not any time soon.

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    Your Gifts at Work: Foundation for ACPE Supports Spiritual Care & Education Research Projects

    Jan 25, 2021

    At their December 2020 board meeting, the Foundation for ACPE awarded $73,870 in funds to support two research projects that can help to advance the fields of CPE and spiritual care education. Both projects align with the priorities established by the ACPE Research Committee.