For over fifty years, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors has encouraged the best practice in the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy. We continue to honor and value that magnificent effort and we want to continue to fulfill AAPC’s highest aspirations. And yet changes in our culture, religious organizations, and the law, demand that we radically alter the organizational structure and ways of living out our vision. Can we keep the goodness of our Legacy while living into the new Destiny? Join us as we live into the future together! - Clark Echols, AAPC Heartland Region Chair
December 8 and 9, 2017
Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center, Chicago, IL
Information and Registration is at AAPCHeartland.org
Begins Friday @ 2 PM and Finishes Saturday @ 4PM
4.5 NBCC CE hours Approved ACEP No. 5424
Regular Registration ends November 23, 2017. Late Registration is $25 more. Credit card payments are required.
Walk-ins are welcome each day but payment may only be by check. There is a $25.00 late registration fee. Meals may not be available for those registering after November 23, 2017.
Regular Conference Fees:
AAPC Member $100.00
Non AAPC Member $125.00
Single Room (includes dinner, breakfast and lunch): $106
Double Room (includes dinner, breakfast and lunch) $88 per person
You need to arrange for your roommate.
Student $35.00 Daily: $42.00
Friday, December 8
2:00 - 3:00 Registration
3:00 - 5:00 Panel Presentation and Small Group Discussion: The Legacy that we want to bring into our
Destiny. We will determine the broad outline that our Leadership Team will craft into a vision
and action plan. We will direct our Leadership Team in our response to the AAPC national
Board’s request for direction and specific plans for the Association as a whole.
6:00 - 7:30 Dinner will include directed conversations that continue our vision casting and action plan
7:30 Worship: “Grieving and Moving Forward as a Community”
Saturday, December 9
“Building a Team Approach to the Helping Relationship through Interprofessional Education”
By Dr. Sana Loue, Vice Dean for Faculty Development and is a professor in the Department of Bioethics of Case Western Reserve University School. She is on the Board of the AAPC Heartland Region.
Professor Loue will explain the benefits associated with inter-professional education. She will describe three models of inter-professional education. She also will describe the barriers to implementing interpersonal education.
“Pastoral Counseling Reconstructed. How One Counseling Center Strives to Integrate Spirituality in Its Work” By Dr. Scott Mitchell, President and CEO SamaraCare, Naperville, IL
Dr. Mitchell will identify the challenges that traditional pastoral counseling faces in the new age of behavioral health care both in service delivery and training. He will stress the value of integrating spirituality in the new age of behavioral health care service and training. He will describe the Samaracare model of teaching his interdisciplinary staff of therapists and students many of which are not theologically trained. Finally he will tell about the impact of their center’s recent branding both on his organization and the community.
“The Relational Spiritual Model and Psychotherapy Training, The SERT Group”
By Dr. George Stavros, Executive Director of Danielson Institute and Associate Professor of Pastoral Psychology , Boston University.
Dr. Stavros will explain how the Rational Spirituality Model for training builds on three of the most popular clinical theories of pastoral counseling. He will show how they are able to identify spiritual and religious resources both implicitly and explicitly in the Danielson’s group psychotherapy training. His group utilizes the “self- of-- the therapist” in their approaches.
12:30 - 2:00 Annual Business Luncheon; Election of Officers, setting objectives and reviewing the next
3:30 - 4:00 Worship and Close
For more information contact Blaine Rader, Heartland AAPC Administrator (Raderbb@aol.com or 312-532-7649)