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Series 3
Records of Individual and Institutional Members, 1930-1995
Boxes 97-156, 244-262, 321-343

Scope and Content Note

Subseries 1 includes lists and published directories of certified CPE supervisors, accredited CPE training centers, and member seminaries.

Subseries 2 consists primarily of files on active training centers compiled by the CCT, arranged alphabetically by state in which the center is located, and thereunder alphabetically by center name. The files contain correspondence documenting the local concerns, routine operations and policy-in-the-making of CCT training centers. Also included are more recent samples of materials sent to the Accreditation Commission by training centers seeking accreditation or preparing for periodic accreditation reviews, as well as some histories of individual training centers collected in 1995-1997.

Subseries 3 consists of National Office files on training centers which are no longer accredited by ACPE. The files contain materials related to the accreditation process, including reports of accreditation site visit teams and self-study documents prepared by the training centers themselves. Files are arranged alphabetically by state, and thereunder alphabetically by training center name.

Subseries 4 contains forms submitted to the National Office by training centers at the end of each unit of CPE. The forms indicate the dates of each unit and include basic statistical information on the numbers of students who participated. The reports are arranged chronologically, and, from the mid-1970s on, by region thereunder.

Subseries 5 consists of correspondence files which document the relationship between the national CCT office and its member seminaries. Arranged alphabetically by seminary name. A cross-reference guide to seminary names is located at the end of this finding aid.

Subseries 6 contains confidential files developed for the purpose of making certification decisions about individuals seeking the status of supervisor. Included here are application materials, records of interviews, examples of written work, reports on training and records of committee decisions on certification. The confidential files also contain material about early CPE students, particularly those who trained under Anton T. Boisen and Carroll A. Wise.

Although the majority of the files in this subseries date from the pre-ACPE years of the Council of Clinical Training, there are materials on individual supervisory candidates collected by the ACPE Certification Committee from 1988-1993. These materials were selected by the Commission, with permission from each candidate, as representative samples for inclusion in the archives. Names and identifying information of CPE students supervised by each candidate have been redacted from the files.

Special permission is required for use of these confidential files. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department of Pitts Theology Library for details.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 6 subseries: (3.1) Lists, (3.2) Training Centers, (3.3) Removed Centers, (3.4) Training Center Unit Reports, (3.5) Member Seminaries, and (3.6) Confidential Files.

Description of Subseries