Vocations in Pastoral Care

 
Areas of Service
Training Recommended or Required
Contact
Pastoral Care
 
Pastor, Church Staff,
Social Services
 
Clinical Pastoral Education
(minimum of one unit)
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
(ACPE) www.acpe.edu
Professional Chaplaincy
 
Hospital, hospice, military, or other institutional chaplaincy
Clinical Pastoral Education
(1-4 units required for employment,
4 units required for Board certification)
ACPE for training
               and
Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), or College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) or National Assn of Catholic Chaplains, National Association of Jewish Chaplains for certification
www.professionalchaplains.org
www.cpsp.org
www.nacc.org
www.najc.org
Pastoral Educator (CPE Supervisor)
 
Supervisor of CPE programs in a variety of settings
CPE (Level I, Level  2 and Supervisory)
Successful completion of certification process
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
(ACPE)
www.acpe.edu or
CPSP www.cpsp.org
Pastoral Counselor
Counselor on church staff, counseling center or agency
CPE (at least 1 unit) PLUS
Pastoral counseling training program
ACPE for introductory unit
                  and
American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
for pastoral counseling training
www.aapc.org or www.cpsp.org
Marriage and Family Therapist or
Licensed Professional Counselor
 
Varies from state to state,
Can often be done in conjunction with pastoral counseling training
AAPC, AAMFT or state credentialing agency
 
www.aamft.org

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