October 26, 2020
With the help of a $15,000 grant from the Foundation for ACPE’s Mission Advance Program (MAP) Fund, ACPE’s new Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Program has launched with a great start.
Polls are open for ACPE’s annual election for the association's board, commissions, and committees. Ballots were emailed via SimplyVoting. Polls close November 4, 2020. If you cannot find your emailed ballot, please contact John Roch or Tiffany Kindred.
The Certification Commission is pleased to share the following updates/clarifications that have recently been added to the Certification Manual
We invite all ACPE Certified Educators who are working with Educator Candidates to join us for informal consultations and conversations via Zoom. The drop-in meeting will take place on Mondays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm eastern.
The due date for completing the peer review is October 31, 2020. If you have questions about the process, please contact Katherine Higgins.
This year, up to $15,000 is available in funding. Applicants should submit their materials by November 1, 2020.
You are invited to participate in a research study about the effect of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) on your spiritual life and formation. 
Who? What? When? Images from ACPE's Past
Do you recognize these folks or the event in the photo above? Send us a note at webmaster@acpe.edu

Last week's photo featured Robert Renix and Gary Sartain at the 2010 Annual Conference.

Have any photos from your personal ACPE archive that you would like to share? Send them to webmaster@acpe.edu to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
In Case You Missed It
ACPE's Tech Team will host a series of talks which include a brief overview of our new platforms and Q&A sessions. The hour-long talks are limited to 10 members to ensure attendees can ask their questions and address their challenges.
We are very excited that the initial review of portfolios is well under way. Join us on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time via Zoom for a fruitful discussion.
The $1,000 Melvin Brewing Scholarship was created to help students lift a little bit of financial stress off of their shoulders while also helping to strengthen our communities! The application deadline is March 30, 2021
Once a month the ACPE Professional Ethics Commission (PEC) posts a couple of statements from our Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members.
The Foundation for ACPE has two funding opportunities. The deadline to submit your applications is November 15, 2020.
The Foundation for ACPE Service Awards Committee invites you to nominate someone for recognition of outstanding contributions or service to ACPE. The deadline to submit a nomination is January 15, 2021.
The ACPE SIP Program offers trainings to help mental health practitioners work more competently with spirituality in the context of psychotherapy. The 30-hour NBCC-approved continuing education curriculum is offered locally in communities across the country.
Webinars include: Liberation Theologies: An Introduction from Black Points of View, Social Location and Intersectionality, The Social Construction of Race, the History of Racism in Healthcare and Whiteness & Anti-Racist Identity.
*Virtual Educator Gatherings: Thursdays, 12 Noon EDT
*Virtual Psychotherapist Gatherings: Fridays, 12 Noon EDT
If you need the meeting link, please email Katherine Higgins. 
Weekly Highlights
This Week's Reflection
The (possible) conclusion of a long election season comes to a close in 8 days. We live in a time of so many “What ifs?” This brief, profound poem from Samuel Taylor Coleridge invites us into hope, perhaps even bewilderment on the edge of possibility, and it all begins with dreams:
What if you slept...
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in your hand
Ah, what then?
“What if you slept...” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Public Domain.

The wise ones among us invite us to pause, to notice, to look deeply and not simply glance. These photographs take us there, even if we’re in a place where we can’t get outside. Take a look:

This Week on the Calendar
October 29
Mawlid A-Nabi (Also known as Milad A-Nabi) (Islam (Sunni))
The observance of the birthday of Islam founder Prophet Muhammad, which is celebrated in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. Shi’a Muslims celebrate it five days later than Sunni Muslims.

October 31
Halloween (Christianity)
The eve of All Saints’ Day.
Reformation Day (Christianity)
Commemorates the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
This Week in our Thoughts
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Visit the ACPE Memorials and Milestones page for more details.
Please email webmaster@acpe.edu to add someone to our thoughts.
This Week's Career Opportunities & Residency/CEC Openings
Career Opportunities

IU Health Academic Health Center is looking for an ACPE Certified Educator or Associate Educator to join their long-standing CPE program.

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CPE Residency/Certified Educator Candidate (CEC)

At St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN), we are proud of our success! We are an expanding network, committed to enhancing our Spiritual Care as we grow!

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Other Educational Opportunities
ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education
ACPE is the standard for spiritual care and education. Our diverse membership includes Certified CPE Educators, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapists, Spiritual Care Professionals and Practitioners, Pastoral Counselors, Chaplains, Faith Communities, and Seminaries. Our multi-disciplinary, multi-faith, multi-racial community of professionals provides education, connection, and formation through continuing education, networking, and leadership development.
ACPE is the premier, Department of Education recognized, organization that provides the highest quality CPE programs for spiritual care professionals of any faith and in any setting. We do this through a rigorous accreditation and certification process for centers and educators that provide CPE.
The depth of our training enables students to realize their full potential to strengthen the spiritual health of people in their care as well as themselves.
ACPE members are actively engaged in a wide variety of professional development activities including communities of practice, conferences, spiritual care research, and informal networking. We are more than just an association: we are a movement committed to the transformation of the human suffering.Our opportunities for formation and community enrich our member's work of healing and transforming people and communities in the US and across the globe.