The ACPE Research Committee

This ACPE Board-level committee began its work in 2018, with a charge to:

  • Identify and establish research priorities for ACPE sponsorship and engagement with a horizon of at least three years.
  • Facilitate and collaborate with research focused on the education of CPE supervisors, providers of spiritual care, and spiritual health educators.
  • Identify and collaborate with formal and informal leaders in research areas of direct interest to ACPE including but not limited to the Joint Research Council and the Transforming Chaplaincy initiatives.
  • Work with FCPE grant processes and ACPE budget processes to fund research that advances the mission of ACPE; establish and maintain processes to evaluate, approve, and monitor progress of FCPE and ACPE funded research.
  • Translate research into practice by making recommendations to update the Outcomes based on relevant research.


For information about the development of the Committee, see Research News items filed on 3/11/18 and 8/8/18.

See also the current listing of Committee members.


ACPE Research Committee items published in the ACPE News via
ACPE This Week

June 10, 2019: View from the Road: Research: Alive and Well in ACPE

February 4, 2019:  Article Review #8: "Correlates of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Chaplains and Other Clergy who Responded to the September 11th Attacks in New York City"

January 7, 2019:  Article Review #7: "Evaluating the Outcome of CPE: A Test of the Clinical Ministry Assessment Profile"

December 17, 2018:  Article Review #6: "Affective and Cognitive Changes in First-Unit CPE Students"

December 10, 2018:  Article Review #5: "Instruments to Measure the Effects of CPE"

December 3, 2018:  Article Review #4: "Lasting Effects of CPE"

November 12, 2018:  Article Review #3: "Analysis of CPE Student Time Usage..."

October 29, 2018:  Article Review #2: "Comparative Evaluation of Changes in Basic [CPE] Students..."

October 22, 2018:  Article Review #1: "Personal Growth in CPE"

October 8, 2018:  2019 Annual Conference Call For Poster Applications