The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. is a professional association committed to advancing experience-based theological education for seminarians, clergy and lay persons of diverse cultures, ethnic groups and faith traditions. We establish standards, certify supervisors and accredit programs and centers in varied settings. ACPE programs promote the integration of personal history, faith tradition and the behavioral sciences in the practice of spiritual care.
As the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., we will be distinguished as the premier provider of clinical pastoral education and recognized by the United States Department of Education:
Encouraging creative response to the changing context of spiritual care in the communities we serve
Modeling professional competence, integrity and high ethical standards
Sustaining a welcoming organizational culture in which members are encouraged to learn and grow
Embracing diversity, collaboration, and accountability on a national and international level
Prophetically advocating for excellence in pastoral education and the practice of spiritual care.
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