ACPE Membership is maintained by meeting association standards and ethics, payment of an annual membership fee, and the completion of the Accountability for Ethical Conduct Policy Form.
Individuals must join at the highest level of membership for which they are qualified.
Fully licensed in one's state to practice as a mental health professional
Previously certified as a Diplomate or Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
Currently in the licensure process in one's state to practice as a mental health professional
OR Interested in ACPE Psychotherapy activities and initiatives
OR Previously affiliated with AAPC as other than Diplomate or Fellow
Retired Professional Member
Previously an ACPE Psychotherapist or Practitioner member and now fully retired
Previously a member in good standing with AAPC and now fully retired
Currently enrolled in an advanced theology or mental health-related degree program
ACPE Psychotherapists, Practitioners, and Retired Professionals are voting members and receive acpe.edu email addresses, online Micrsoft 365 accounts, access to The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, listing in the public "Find a Psychotherapist" directory, ACPE News, an invitation to participate in ACPE Communities of Practice, and member rates to educational events.
Students are non-voting members and receive access to The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, member rates to educational events, and ACPE News.
Membership and application questions should be directed to ACPE Membership Engagement and Continuing Education Coordinator Ruth McPhail Ubaldo at Ruth.McPhail-Ubaldo@acpe.edu.