ACPEWA Inc, a professional body for CPE in Western Australia, is committed to the promotion and philosophy of experiential education for pastoral and spiritual care. It promotes the education of CPE participants to become competent, professional pastoral/spiritual carers and for those who choose to study further a path to become an accredited Clinical Pastoral Supervisor, Educator or Education-Consultant.
ACPEWA maintains standards for CPE programs and accredits CPE Centres, Clinical Pastoral Supervisors, Educators and Education Consultants. ACPEWA also provides professional development events for members and others.
As a not-for-profit association, ACPEWA relies on membership fees and the the generously donated time of committee members and others to further its activities. Each year, a proportion of ACPEWA funds are made available to support educational activities for those wishing to progress towards becoming a Clinical Pastoral Supervisor, Educator or Educational Consultant.
ACPEWA is a member of ANZACPE Ltd (Australia and New Zealand Association for Clinical Pastoral Education). ANZACPE is an umbrella body that seeks to facilitate cooperation between its member associations and works towards creating common standards and agreements for the way we interact with each other. You can read more on the ANZACPE website.
ACPEWA is proud that some of its Clinical Pastoral Educators are accredited with the University of Divinity to offer CPE that can be credited as 48 points (equivalent to two subjects) towards a University of Divinity qualification. These students can also access FEE Help.
Below is an excerpt from the ACPEWA Constitution detailing the ‘Objects and Purposes of the Association’.