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Benefits Of Membership

Ø  Benefits of Membership

Ø  Each person joining AAPC has a professional and personal motivation to do so.
    Beyond these reasons, the following benefits of membership may be realized:

Ø  Collegiality/Affiliation.
 
Ø  Webinars and educational opportunities to enhance one's practice skills and to  learn of emerging models of care, Continuing Education Credits

Ø  Certification

Ø  Networking Opportunities and participation in expanded models of care.

Ø  Professional Relationships in the Health Related Professions and Faith Communities.

Ø  Managed Care Contracts

Ø  Referrals

Ø  Information on employment and training opportunities throughout the United States and Canada.

Ø  Marketing Support.

Ø  AAPC Membership E-Directory.

Ø  Participation in the overall issues and purposes of the AAPC through Association and Regional Committees.

Ø  Professional Liability Insurance Program - American Professional Agency http://www.americanprofessional.com/mentalhealth/index.htm

Ø  Publications

Ø  Regional Conferences

Ø  Annual AAPC Conference, held in the spring.

Ø  Local Cluster Workshops presented by Regions

Ø  Increasingly, attending to spiritual and religious issues in the context health related services is seen as a standard of care. Certified Pastoral Counselors are recognized as professional, licensed mental health providers who offer exceptional services in this area.

Ø  Above all, the benefit of membership in AAPC is participation in the ongoing development of this field in order to enhance the well being of individuals, families and communities.

 

 

 

AAPC News

  • International Congress on Pastoral Care and Counseling:Time to make plans for ICPCC 2015, 15-21 October--in San Francisco---- Beginning November 1 you will be able to register for the 10th Gathering of the International Congress on Pastoral Care and Counseling, focusing on providing Spiritual Care in the Global Village, from Interfaith, Intercultural and High Tech Perspectives.+more
  • Expansion of Mental Health Care Hits Obstacles When access is scarce:Expansion of Mental Health Care Hits Obstacles When access is scarce LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Terri Hall’s anxiety was back, making her hands shake as she tried to light a cigarette on the stoop of her faded apartment building. She had no appetite, and her mind galloped as she grasped for an answer to her latest setback. +more
  • SE Region Holds Event for Emerging Professionals & Scholars in Nashville & Charlotte:Theological students, counseling students, and those new to the counseling profession often have interest in dealing with the spiritual components of the issues with which they are presented in pastoral care and counseling situations. AAPC is in unique position to assist these “Emerging Professionals and Scholars” with spiritually integrative aspects of care. To help introduce the unique concepts of Pastoral Counseling to these emerging professionals, the Southeast Region of AAPC partnered with +more
  • In Rural States 'Pastoral Counselors' Help Fill Mental Health Gap:Mental health therapists most often leave issues of faith outside their office doors, even for patients who are religious. But one class of counselors believes a nonsectarian model doesn’t serve everyone equally well.+more

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