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Professional Sources

AAPC Members and other Professional Sources

Here is a list of resources. It is by no means exhaustive, but is a good starting point to introduce you to the world of mental health on the Internet. If you have a resource you think should be listed here, please write to AAPC's Association Office: info@aapc.org

 

Links to Professional Sources

  • At www.mentalhealth.gov,  a site run by the federal government, you can type n your Zip Code to get a list of providers in your area. 
  • Caring Connections - is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. It is supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. Caring Connections provides free resources and information to help people make informed decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis. This organization helps people connect with the resources they need, when they need them. Caring Connections brings together community, state and national partners working to improve end-of-life care, by spearheading a national consumer engagement campaign calledIt's About How You LIVE. It provides a variety of free resources on topics including: Advance care planning, Caregiving, Pain, Financial Issues, Hospice and palliative care, and Grief and loss. Toll-free Helpline reference for people looking for end-of-life information, including free brochures and advance directives or contact information for a hospice or other end-of-life organization: (800)-658-8898.
  • Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc. publishes The Journal of Pastoral  Care & Counseling (advancing theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective literature on pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and research) and books and monographs in the field of Pastoral Care, Counseling, and Education. JPCP Inc. also distributes Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry and The Journal of Pastoral Theology.
  • The Last Acts Campaign - dedicated to improving the quality of end-of-life care. A major national campaign funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, of which AAPC is a participating organization.
  • Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains - The National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) founded in 1989, strives to enhance the skills of Jewish Chaplains in order that they might provide quality Jewish religious and spiritual care. The NAJC is at the forefront of promoting the highest standard of professional training and practice for Jewish Chaplains. NAJC is a Member of the Spiritual Care Collaborative.
  • National Family Caregivers supports the over 25 million Americans who provide long-term care to loved ones.
  • The Organ Donation program, under the auspices of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides on-going information/resources on organ donation and transplantation issues, a factor in every day life that crosses all ethnic/cultural/religious lines.
  • Gifts From Within - is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.  Gifts From Within helps everyone with PTSD by sharing ideas, improving morale, and reducing the stigma of the diagnosis and its treatment.
  • Sacred Dying Foundation - is dedicated to elevating spiritual and cultural awareness at the time of death.
  • Seattle University - Founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle's Capitol Hill. More than 7,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2008" ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.
  • Society for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counseling - SIPCC has the purpose of supporting international exchange and mutual learning in pastoral care and counseling and of focusing on the meaning of interculturality in these fields.
  • Wayne E. Oates Institute Online - promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue among the medical, religious, social work, and various therapeutic communities related to spirituality, health, and healing; online conferences and journal.
  • Winds of Hope and Winds of Healing is a national organization that uses music to raise awareness and funds for mental health services and spiritual care in underserved and needy areas of the United States. The non-profit outreach began through the cooperative efforts of many.  Its organizers were individuals and organizations whose talents and gifts, networking and connections came together in remarkable ways.  AAPC is one of the founding partners of the project, along with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Servicess Administration (SAMSHA) Presbyterian Health Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA) Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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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