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Welcome to the American Association of Pastoral Counselors website! This site provides information to AAPC members and the public.  The mission of the of AAPC is to bring healing, hope, and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities by expanding and equipping spiritually grounded and psychologically informed care, counseling and psychotherapy.

The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) is a membership and certification organization whose mission is to provide spiritually informed and integrated counseling, collaborative community based services, training and education in order to enhance the well being of individuals, families and communities. AAPC, founded in 1963, represents and sets professional practice standards for over 1700 Pastoral Counselors and 75 Pastoral Counseling Centers.

AAPC News

  • 'USA Today: Bleak picture' for mentally ill: 80% are jobless:Please see today‚Äôs most recent coverage of mental illness in America by Liz Szabo of USA Today. Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study. +more
  • Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans and Raises Privacy Concerns:Traditionally, of course, talking to a therapist has required going to an office and talking face-to-face. But as NPR's Maanvi Singh reports, the Internet is changing that. More people - especially younger people - are going online for their mental health services.+more
  • New Researh in Integrated Care:Being at the forefront of one of the most promising approaches to care, it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest research. Providing quality integrated care involves understanding the newest information and trends regarding co-occurring physical and behavioral health conditions and models of integrated care, +more
  • 2014/2015 Dues - Payment Due Date June 30th:2014/2015 Dues - Payment Due Date June 30th+more

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