Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton
Rev. James E. Smith, Jr.
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|
The CME Church joins the Pan-Methodist Commission Online Chaplaincy Endorsement Process.
Beginning January 2019, all requests for Ecclesiastical Endorsement from The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be submitted using the Pan-Methodist on-line application.