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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

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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