News for the Community (Feb 2018)


February 2018

Published periodically to inform members of the Pacific CoP of happenings and events.


Symposium on Supervision

It’s ON!

If you are an SES or CEC, and have completed a Readiness Review, you are invited to be at the Symposium on Supervision, April 15-17, 2018 in San Diego, CA, at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn.

Details and online registration will come to you from the ACPE national office.  Payment of the Registration Fee is due at the time you register.  Alerts will be sent to you when it is time to register.

Participation and reimbursement will follow the usual process for Pacific CoP Members (formerly the Pacific Region).  Persons choosing to join from other geographic areas are responsible for their own expenses.




  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Resource Team Meets, lunch, sets up room
  • 1:00 – 1:30 Opening Session
    • Welcome
    • Reflection
    • Philosophy of Symposium
    • Other Points to Share
    • “Housekeeping”

1:30 – 2:30 – Individual Introductions. 2 minutes each: Share what you want from symposium, what you have to offer, one didactic to share, and a theory that you are working with.

  • 2:30 – 2:45 Break, Notes out the door, consult requests.
  • 2:45 – 3:30 Sharing of recent success stories with certification.
  •  3:30 – 4:30 – Whole Group: Integrating theory and supervisory practice: Case scenarios, BDTI
  • 4:30 – Notes out the door
  • 5:00 – 6:00 hospitality and heavy hors d’oeuvres ( dinner) All invited/encouraged
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Group Options:
    • Creative dramatics
    • Painting Creative Expression
    • Free Time


  • 7:30 – Breakfast
  • 8:30 – Opening Reflection
    • Housekeeping for the day, review options for the day.
  • 9:30 – 10:30 – Break out groups, small groups, one on one, consults, etc
    – Conflict Resolution
    – Cultural diversity and issues in supervision
    – Other topics as determined by participants

         10:30 – 10:45 Break

  • 10:45 – 11:45 Second offering

Break out groups, small groups, one on one, consults, etc.
– Conflict Resolution
– Cultural diversity and issues in supervision
– Other topics as determined by participants

  • 11:45 – 12:30
    • Break
    • Consultations (one to one, ½ hour slots?) or
    • “Study Hall” / Resource Table open or Personal Time / Writers Corner
  • 12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15 Options
    • Consultations (mock committee, etc.)
    • Getting the job and keeping the job
    • Other topics as determined by participants
  • 2:15 – 2:30 Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30: Options
    • Consultations (one to one, ½ hour slots?) or
    • “Study Hall” / Resource Table open
    • Personal Time / Writing Time
  • 3:30 – 5:00 – Sexuality, sexual issues in supervision
  • 5:00 – Notes out the door
  • 5:00 – 7:00 Hospitality, Dinner
  • 7:00 – 8:00 Optional Evening Programs:
  • Group discussion about the impact of the certification process on partners and family
  • Other


  • 7:30 – Breakfast
  • 8:30 – Opening Reflection
    • Schedule Review, housekeeping
  • 9:00 – 10:00 To be determined based on remaining issues/ opportunities from SES
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Break out groups, small groups, one on one, consults, etc.
  • 11:00 – 11:30 – Break (Check out time is 12pm; can bring bags to meeting room)
  • 11:30 – 12:15 – Break out groups, small groups, one on one, consults, other etc.
  • 12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch + Evaluations, Reimbursement Forms
  • 2:00 Departure





Participants are expected to share what they want from symposium, share what they have to offer, bring one didactic to possibly share, and bring a theory or theory questions that they are working with.



Symposium Coordinator – Tom Aronson

Resource Team

Birte Beuck, Kraig Beardemphl, John Moody, Stina Miller, Rod Seeger, LaVera Crawley

SES Resource Persons

Trent Thornley, Mariah Callison, Glory Battista






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Continuing Education Hours

2017 Annual Meeting

Several of you said you did not get a copy of the document stating the Continuing Education Hours at the last Annual Meeting.  The piece following is what was distributed.  Hopefully this gets the information to everyone.  Copy as needed.


Pacific Region — Continuing Education Hours

Thank you for attending the 2017 Pacific Region Annual Conference.  As participants in the meeting, you may claim Continuing Education Hours for the educational portion of the sessions provided.

Annual Meeting and Conference — October 17-19, 2017

Seminar on Transitions Part 1                                                      = 2.5 Hours

Rev. Dr. Mary Huycke, Presenting Seminar of Transitions

Seminar on Transitions Part 2                                                      = 2.5 Hours

Seminar on Transitions Part 3                                                      = 3.5 Hours

Workshop Session #1                                                                     = 1.5 Hours

Workshop Session #2                                                                     = 1.5 Hours

Only you will know what sessions you actually attended.  You should claim those hours on the ACPE or other spiritual care association reporting form forms to which you belong (APC, NACC, NAJC).

John Moody

Regional Director




From Cedars-Sanai Spiritual Care Department


New Frontiers in Spiritual Care Research:
Applying and Integrating New Research Findings into Clinical Spiritual Care Practice         

Keynote Speaker & Presenter: George Fitchett, DMin, PhD,
Professor and Director of Research, Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center

Presenter: Allison Kestenbaum, MA, MPA, BCC, ACPE Certified Educator,
Palliative Care Chaplain – Doris A. Howell Palliative Care Service, UC San Diego Health

Friday, March 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cedars-Sinai Harvey Morse Auditorium
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

To register: Email your Name, Contact Info, Organization/CPE Center, & any dietary requirements to

Registration deadline: March 9th, 2018 to reserve your space and receive conference materials in advance.

$20 attendance fee/$10 current CPE students (scholarships available, upon request) no charge for Cedars-Sinai employees cash or check at the door or mailed by March 9th to:

Cedars-Sinai Spiritual Care Department, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 2531 Los Angeles, CA 90048 include name of attendee & “2018 Spiritual Care Conference” in memo section

Parking, lunch & refreshments included conference day check in starts at 7:15 a.m.

Co-sponsored by:
Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) 






Update from “Retiring Chairperson” Kent Schaufelberger


To the Pacific Community of Practice:


As the newly “retired” peer review chair of the former Pacific Region of ACPE, I’d like to notify you of changes that are presently happening in peer review process — as the national office takes over responsibility for administrating peer review for the Certification Commission — and secondly, remind those of you who are up for peer review of a change of schedule imposed by the Certification Implementation Team while they are developing guidelines for peer review during the first half of this year (2018).

1)    First of all I’d like to remind those of you who these changes will primarily effect.  The following list are those active supervisors who are in the 2018 class of the Pacific Region’s three year rotation for peer review.  It is our largest class, by far!  My apologies that this may seem to be a rather abrupt and impersonal way to notify you all, but for the sake of the community…:

Caveat:  At this point I am the messenger, if you had a change your status with regard to peer review, I suggest you hold your notification of that change until there is a clearer policy for peer review and the mechanism for notification of change of status is organized at the national office:

(Please check your email)

Additionally there are six persons who were given extensions into 2018 to finish their peer reviews.  They are:

(Please check your email)

2)    Recently, in the January 26, 2018 edition of the ACPE News this announcement came from Gary Sartain (member of the Certification Implementation Team):

Important Update Regarding Peer Reviews
By Gary Sartain, Certification Implementation Team
ACPE News  | January 26, 2018

ACPE now requires that active Certified Educators participate in a peer review every three years. That means that Certified Educators who did not do a peer review in 2015, 2016 or 2017 will need to do one in 2018.

For members required to do peer reviews in 2018, please wait until the new guidelines are published on June 15, 2018. Please send concerns and questions regarding the process or new guidelines to

The Certification Implementation Team is working with the national office to collate peer review records from the former regions. Members who are determined to be due for a review in 2018 will be notified. However, there may well be gaps in the data, meaning people will have to self-monitor and be proactive about initiating a review if they are due.

If you are due for peer review in 2018, please refrain from holding your review until the end of June, as the implementation plan is as follows:

  • New guidelines for Level 1 & 2 Peer Reviews and National Faculty (those involved in Certified Educator Education) Peer Reviews will be developed by April 1, 2018.
  • Two volunteers from each category (Level 1 & 2 / National Faculty) will be enlisted to do their peer reviews using the new guidelines prior to the ACPE national meeting in May.
  • At the national meeting in May, a workshop will be offered about the new guidelines with the four participants and their committee members. They will be invited to share their experience and any suggestions. Feedback will also be solicited from workshop participants.
  • Alterations will be made based on feedback from the test group and the workshop participants. The final guidelines will be published on the ACPE website and circulated by June 15, 2018.

Thanks for your attention to these matters and blessings to you all in 2018

Kent Schaufelberger

“Retired” Peer Review Chair

Phone:  509-474-7312





The Education Committee has worked long and hard to build educational resources for our members.  We have just completed the 5th Symposium on Supervision with 20 plus participants from two Regions.  From that meeting, materials were gathered to post on the new Regional webpage.   More materials about spiritual care and education are welcome.  The review group will gladly receive bibliographies, short articles, didactic presentations or other materials useful to a CPE Supervisor or spiritual care provider.  Send your offerings or ideas to .   The “curators” will be in contact with you.


If you have information to post, send it to both of the following email addresses.


Postings on the webpage are done monthly.

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Blessings for the New Year &

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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