Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Eastern Region records, 1966-1990

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Eastern Region.
Title: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Eastern Region records, 1966-1990
Call Number:Record Group No. 051
Extent: 2.0 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of minutes, committee files, correspondence, financial records, and newsletters from the eastern region of ACPE.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Material in box 2, folders 24 and 25 are restricted until 2065.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Pitts Theology Library in advance to access this collection.

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[after identification of item(s)], Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Eastern Region Records, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Aimee Morgan, 2006.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

In the 1920s, clinical pastoral education was conceived by Richard C. Cabot, a prominent physician and active Unitarian layman in Boston, as a method of learning pastoral practice in a clinical setting under supervision. The concept was enlarged by Anton T. Boisen to include a case-study method of theological inquiry--a study of "living human documents." As clinical education developed, other leaders opened the doors to the integration into pastoral practice of knowledge from medicine, psychology, and other behavioral sciences.

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) was formed in 1967 by the merger of several groups instrumental in the development and practice of clinical pastoral education. Among these groups were the Institute of Pastoral Care, Inc.; the Council for Clinical Training, Inc.; the Association of Clinical Pastoral Educators; and the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A., Clinical Pastoral Education Functions of Certification and Accreditation. The ACPE, recognized as a national accreditation body by the United States Office of Education, has become the standard-setting, accrediting, certifying resource agency in the field of clinical pastoral education. It accredits institutions, agencies, and parishes as training centers to offer programs of clinical pastoral education and certifies supervisors to conduct these programs.

Associations for Clinical Pastoral Education have been organized in a number of countries such as England and the Philippines. In the United States, nine regions are represented on the Board of Representatives of the ACPE: the Northeast, the East, the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, the East Central, the North Central, the South Central, the Southwest, and the Pacific regions. The Eastern region, founded in 1968, is comprised of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Scope and Content Note

This record group consists of minutes, committee files, correspondence, financial records, and newsletters from the Eastern region of ACPE. Files are arranged alphabetically, and chronologically thereunder. Two folders of material related to the judicial process and grievances filed are restricted until 2065 due to third-party privacy concerns.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1-2 Accreditation Committee, 1983-1989
1 3-4 Audits, 1969-1987
1 5 By-laws and History, 1969-1988
1 6 Budgets, 1972-1981
1 7 Certification Committee, 1966-1979
1 8-10 Certification Committee, 1983-1989
1 11 Certification Manual, undated
1 12-13 Correspondence, 1970-1983
1 14-19 Correspondence, 1983-1986
1 20-23 Correspondence, 1986-1989
1 24 CPE Center Descriptions, 1982
1 25 CPE Center Descriptions, 1983
1 26 CPE Day, Moravian Seminary, 1989
1 27-28 Development Committee, 1970-1983
2 1 Executive Committee Minutes, 1972-1982
2 2 Executive Committee and Regional Meeting Minutes, 1983-1990
2 3-6 Financial Records, 1975-1989
2 7 Newsletters, 1969-1982
2 8-9 Newsletters, 1983-1990
2 10-11 Public Issues Preconference Workshop, 1987
2 12 Public Issues Task Force, 1984-1990
2 13 Regional Director’s Trip to Pittsburgh, 1989
2 14 Regional Meeting Minutes, 1967-1982
2 15 Salary Survey, 1988
2 16 Spring Meeting, 1970-1975, 1981-1983
2 17-18 Spring Meeting, 1983-1985
2 19 Spring Meeting, 1986
2 20 Spring Meeting, 1987
2 21 Spring Meeting, 1988
2 22 Spring Meeting, 1989
2 23 Spring Meeting, 1990
2 24-25 Judicial and Grievance Situations, 1983-1990