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Diplomate

Diplomate
Standards for certification at this level include:
  • Certification as an AAPC Fellow
  • Demonstrated achievement in at least three of the following areas:
    • academic (Doctoral level degree)
    • research
    • publication
    • leadership in AAPC
    • contribution to church and community
    • contribution to another mental health discipline
  • Hold a state license/certificate to supervise or be approved by a cognate group to supervise in specific mental health disciplines, or receive fifty hours of supervision of supervision
  • Provide at least 150 hours of pastoral counseling supervision
  • Submit a paper with annotation and bibliography of one's supervisory theory
  • Complete a minimum of 30 clock hours of graduate level course work in clinical supervision
*NOTE:  Due to significant decrease in requests for certification and liability issues AAPC will discontinue the Certification process on June 30, 2016.  For new candidates, one must submit an application by August 31, 2015 and complete all requirements for Certification by June 30, 2016.  Going forward, all certified members will maintain one's level of certification that was achieved by or before June 30, 2016.

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