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Siblings by Choice


                 International Council on Pastoral Care and Counselling


    Siblings by Choice
                Intercultural Empowerment
       Facing Global Processes of Conflicts
by Story Telling, Research and Cooperation

                                            August 4-7, 2007

                               Sofí Sozialwissenschaftliches Fortbildungsinstitut
                             der Arbeitsstelle für Fort- und Weiterbildung an der
                   Evangelischen Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit Dresden (FH) e.V.

Dear colleagues and friends,

It gives me great pleasure to greet you on behalf
of the Council, the Co-ordinating committee
and the executive board of ICPCC to the Pre-
Congress on Pastoral Care and Counselling
“Siblings by Choice” in Dresden.
The council has been growing constantly during
the past years and we are happy to welcome new
care and counselling organizations and
delegates in our midst from Australia, Hungary,
Thailand, Austria, Japan and Canada. Other
members have renewed their commitment and               and opportunities to grow for all women and
in many regions, new visions and concrete               men, children and elders, smaller and larger
models of training and teaching are developed,          systems. We suggest to strengthen the
especially in the Asian and African contexts.           communication within ICPCC between the
Some institutes have created new relations of           congresses and with similar networks in order
consulting with each other, as the `Tri-Cultural-       to develop teaching and training in mutual
Networking Forum` between the Hong Kong                 exchange, even by video transmission in
Counseling and Mediation Services, the Korea            different continents so we can learn and know
Professional Psychotherapy Institute and the            more from each other.
Nanjing Institute of Zhi-Mian Psychology who            We also suggest to increase the publication of
have met twice. Some associations and                   our research by listening to life stories all
networks like CPSP, SIPCC, and IPCNSR have              around the world and to make visible our
been active for decades in the development of           healing traditions in the societies we live and
intercultural work on competence and peace              work in.
building. We are also looking forward to learn          The precongress offers a limited time for intense
more from colleagues in China, Russia, Pacific          narrating and listening, for exchange of
Islands,    South America and Eastern and               experiences and research, for evaluation and
Southern Europe who are in rapid development            planning of future work. This work will be
of training, teaching and practising from their         continued in the 8th. World Congress in Poland
own traditions in care and spirituality .               and thereafter by the newly elected delegates.
So far the work of ICPCC has been enlarged              Let us be aware of our rich resources in spiritual
mainly during and within the World                      and healing traditions as we face new
Congresses. The past congresses in Ghana and            challenges but also new possibilities of
India have been excellently prepared for and led        communication. In relating to each other, in our
by Dr. Wilhelmina Kalu, Nigeria, and Dr. Nalini         otherness and shared visions, we will meet as
Arles, Bangalore and the local teams.                   siblings of the one source of life, the divine
For the first time in the history of ICPCC, we          wisdom a treasure which we encounter daily in
have now invited you to a special meeting time          earthen vessels.
for the delegates of the member associations            May our meetings be blessed and guided by
and some guests in order to strengthen our              openness, connectedness, respect of historical
networking. “Siblings by Choice” is a symbol            roots, holiness and peace.
chosen to indicate the intentionality of
cooperation between teachers and trainers of
diverse traditions in culture, economic                 Dr. Ursula Riedel-Pfaefflin
backgrounds, religious roots, educational               ICPCC President
systems, gender experiences, spirituality and           Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care,
healing. In today´s world it is possible and            Gender Studies
necessary to increase the binds that connect all        Family therapist and Supervisor
living beings in order to make life and loving          Protestant School of Applied Sciences In
relationships possible as well as safe contexts         Social Work Dresden, Germany

Program of the Pre-congress

Saturday, August 4th Sunday, August 5th Monday, August 6th                     Tuesday, August 7th

 11.00 - 13 .00           9.00                          8.30                   9.00 - 11.00
 Arrival in Dresden       Meditation                    Meditation             Free time in
 Guests are met at        P. Heidi Abe                  P. Heidi Abe           Dresden,
 the airport/train                                                             sightseeing, culture,
 station                  9.30                                                 Shopping
                          Introduction to               9.00
                          Empowerment                   Lecture
                          program                       Rev. Charles
 14.00 - 16 .00           Pres. Dr. Ursula              Waldgrave
 Meeting of               Riedel-Pfäfflin, Dr. R.       Family Centre Lower
 Executive Board          Stachowske                    Hutt, New Zealand
 Coordinating             Program “Siblings             Research in
 Committee                by Choice”                    Intercultural
 Pres. Dr. Ursula         Story Telling,                Counseling and
 Riedel-Pfäfflin, Klaus   moregenerational              Care as
 Temme and Bruce          biographical                  Empowerment in
 Rumbold                  research and                  Conflict Resolution    10.00
                          reflective group                                     networking
                          work as methods of                                   at ehs Semperstr. 2a
                          intercultural conflict
                          resolution - models
                          of                                                   11.30
                                                        10.30 - 11.00
 16.30                    systemic and                                         Hotel Weberplatz 3
                                                        Discussion in
 Opening ceremony         narrative work in                                    Bus to Congress in
                                                        reflecting teams and
 Dr. Christoph            theory and practice           plenary                Krzyzowa - Poland
 Pres. Dr. Ursula         10.00                         11.00                  12.00
 Riedel-Pfäfflin, Dr.     Work in                       Coffee break           Semperstr. 2a
 Nalini Arles             intercultural                                        Bus to Congress in
                          reflecting teams                                     Krzyzowa - Poland
 Welcome addresses                                      11.45
 by president,                                          Reports on
 honorary guests and      13.00 - 13.30                 activities of ICPCC
 delegates.               Lunch                         since 2004
 Introduction to
 program and              13.30 – 16.30
 organisation of          Work in same                  13..15
 Meeting                  reflecting teams              Lunch

                          16.30 – 17.00
 18.00                    Plenary meeting               14.30 –17.30
 Introduction to          & Coffee                      Plenary:
 theme - Rev.                                           Empowerment for
 Charles Waldgrave                                      future work
 and Jim Biddle           17.10
                          Departure Worship

                          18.00                         Departure for
                          Worship                       Dinner
 19.30                    Frauenkirche
 Dinner at                Dresden
 Semperstr. 2a
                          19.30                         Dinner at
                          Dinner at                     Schillergarten (near
                          Paulaner`s                    the Blaues Wunder)
                          Palaisand night


ICPCC History & Goals                                                        6
Constitution of ICPCC                                                        7
Executive Bord of ICPCC                                                      9

list of participants                                                        10

Delegates and Guests

         Wegener, Jenni (ANZACPE)                                           12
         Rumbold, Bruce (ICPCC)                                             13
         Holmes, Cheryl (HCCVI)                                             14
         Riemslagh, Marina (Catholic University of Leuven)                  15
         v. Damme, Rita (CPE)                                               15
         Farris, James (IPCNSR)                                             16
         Carr, John (APC)                                                   17
         Headley, Norman (CPSP)                                             18
         Nádvornik, Ladislav (Salesian Youth Centre Teplice)                19
         Virtiniemi, Matti Pekka (IAT of the Lutheran Church of Finnland)   20
         Schneider Harpprecht, Christoph (GSPP)                             21
         Abe, Heidi (University of Tübingen                                 21
         Temme, Klaus (SIPCC)                                               23
         Hecker, Ursula                                                     24
         Rokahr, Ute (PPS)                                                  25
         Schollas, Thomas (Protestant-Lutheran Church of Northelbia)        25
         Klinefelter; Annelies (DMMTP)                                      26
         Karsay, Eszter (GEIPCS)                                            27
         Arles, Nalini (IAPCC)                                              28
         Kambar, Peter, Manickam (IAPCC)                                    29
         Shim, Steve (AAPC)                                                 30
         Roe, Hang Kyu (Somang Presbyterian Church)                         30
         Waldgrave, Charles (RICC)                                          31
         Biddle, Jim                                                        31
         Daisy N. Nwachuku (ICPCC)                                          32
         Louw, Daniel (CPSP)                                                33
         Höglund, Anders (Health Care Chaplaincy in Church of Sweden)       33
         Suter, Esther (free lance journalist)                              34
         Lyimo, Archiboldy E. (K.C.M.C.)                                    35
         Chandy, Palamittan (APC)                                           35
         Ronsheim, Doug (AAPC)                                              36
         Graham, Larry (AAPC)                                               37
         Kalu, Wilhelmina (AAPCC)                                           37
         Steven Voytovich (ICPCC)                                           38
         Smith, Archie, Jr. (AAPC)                                          38
         Liew, Richard (CPSP)                                               39

The International Council on Pastoral Care and Counselling:

History                                               Goal
ICPCC is an international and intercultural           To empower intentional networking and
organisation which was founded in 1979 in             cooperation between trainers, teachers and
Scotland by professors, trainers and                  counsellors in care and counseling of Eastern
practioners of Care and Counselling in order to       and Western, Northern and Southern Europe in
cooperate and improve networking throughout           mutual learning processes with professionals
the world.                                            and NGOs from Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada,
                                                      India, New Zealand, South America, and the
ICPCC exists for education and empowerment            United States of America.
of persons and groups in the practice of care
and counselling and represents associations           Development of organisational structures
and persons from more than fourty coutries.           for cooperation, training and research in
                                                      intercultural, interreligious, intergender and
Delegates from all continents meet in                 interethnic dialogue and competence.
Congresses and special events to reflect upon
diverse concepts of care and counselling and to
initiate and empower processes of teaching,
training, research and practice in
interdisciplinary, intercultural, intergender
and interreligious awareness.

The Council has overseen the running of International Congresses every four years.
There have been 7 so far:

1. Edinburgh, Scotland August 1979
Theme: The Risks of Freedom

2. San Francisco, USA: August 1983
Theme: Symbols and Stories in Pastoral Care and Counselling

3. Melbourne, Australia August 1987
Theme: Pastoral Ministry in a Fractured World

4. Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands August 1991
Theme: Pastoral Care and Context

5. Toronto, Canada August 1995
Theme: Babylon & Jerusalem: Stories for transition in a strange land

There have been no reports in the internet, no pictures of these ealier congresses.

6. Accra, Ghana August, 1999
Theme: Spirituality and Culture in Pastoral Care and Counselling

(The Bangalore Congress has started a new period of reporting via internet)

7. Bangalore, India August 2004
Theme: “Global Economy: A Challenge for Pastoral Care, Counselling and Religious Traditions”

                                        Constitution of ICPCC

Revised and adopted at Bangalore, August, 2004

I. NAME                                                  the basis of criteria agreed by the Council. The
The International Council on Pastoral Care and           individuals selected would have the
Counselling, hereafter also referred to as               responsibility of establishing formal and
ICPCC.                                                   informal groups within their own countries to
II. VISION                                               determine how far they are appropriately
The ICPCC is an organization of women and men            representing their national situation in the field
desiring to respond to current needs and                 of pastoral care and counselling.
situations faced by people and communities in            (c) Other individuals may be co-opted to the
the world through pastoral care and                      Council to represent particular interests
counselling. ICPCC exists for education and              provided that the number of members of
empowerment of persons and groups in the                 Council under (b) and (c) together is less than
practice of pastoral care and counselling.               the number of members representing national
III. MISSION                                             organizations.
ICPCC’s mission is (a) To promote the reflective         (d) Each Council shall appoint a Membership
practice of pastoral care and counselling                Committee made up of no less than three
throughout the world.                                    (3) persons to review applications and/or
(b) To inform, educate and inspire practitioners         appointments and to make recommendations to
of pastoral care and counselling in various              Council for membership. The Membership
contexts in the world.                                   Committee shall recommend to the
(c) To enable practitioners of pastoral care and         Coordinating Committee at each of its biennial
counselling to be resources for one another and          meetings members for election to the next
to learn from each other’s cultures, traditions          Council.
and practices.                                           VI. CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE
(d) To support and advocate for the unique and           1.) Composition:
essential dimension of spirituality in the               A Coordinating Committee of not more than
teaching and practice of pastoral care and               fifteen (15) members shall be set up by the
counselling.                                             Council consisting of the President, Vice-
(e) To develop relevant theories in the field of         President, Secretary, Treasurer, Congress
pastoral care and counselling and to this end to         Convener and Public Relations &
engage in interdisciplinary discourse.                   Communications Officer (who shall be the
(f) To organize and assist in organizing of              Executive) and six other members appointed by
conferences, consultations and meetings in               the Council from within its own membership.
various areas of the world.                              The Coordinating Committee may co-opt not
(g) To support the development of counselling            more than three (3) additional members.
centres and organizations for pastoral                   2.)Meetings:
care and counselling in various parts of the             It is envisaged that the Coordinating Committee
world.                                                   will meet approximately every two years.
(h) To increase interaction with other care and          3). Term of Office
counselling organizations.                               All members of the Coordinating Committee
IV. STRUCTURE                                            should serve for a fixed term (normally four
The ICPCC draws its membership from a diverse            years) but may be appointed for one further
movement of persons and communities                      term to ensure continuity. The retiring members
involved in spiritual, pastoral and religious care       of the Executive may act as ordinary members of
and counselling. The ICPCC organization                  the subsequent Council.
consists of a Council, Coordinating Committee            4.) Diversity of membership
and Executive as outlined                                It should be the responsibility of the
herein.                                                  Coordinating Committee to maintain a diversity
V. MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL                             of membership in terms of cultural background,
1. Eligibility                                           religious affiliation and gender. The
Organizations or individuals who have an active          Coordinating Committee should be as
involvement in the practice and/or Teaching of           representative as possible of the diversity of the
pastoral care and counselling within diverse             Council. An attempt should be made to ensure
religious and spiritual traditions and cultures.         both continuity and change within the
2. Representation                                        Coordinating Committee.
(a) All national organizations qualifying under          VII. EXECUTIVE
IV.1 have the right to appoint one representative        1. The Council shall appoint a President, Vice-
on the Council (plus one substitute).                    president, Secretary, Treasurer, Public
(b) A number of the places on the Council should         Relations & Communication Officer, and
be allocated to individuals from countries and           Congress Convener. The Congress Convener
continents in which relevant organizations do            shall be proposed by the host region and
not exist. These members are to be selected on           appointed by the Council. (By ‘host region’ is

                                          Constitution of ICPCC

meant the region whose proposal to host the            during the course of every Congress.
next Congress is accepted by the Council.)             The management and running of the Congress
Six (6) office bearers as follows shall be elected     shall be a cooperative effort under the guidance
and appointed by the Council to be the                 and governance of the Executive and
Executive of the Council. All members of the           Coordinating Committee, with the Council
Executive shall be in good standing with their         being the final the authority.
relevant member organizations.                         IX. TASK FORCES
(a) The President shall preside over all meetings      The Council or Coordinating committee may
of the Coordinating Committee and Council. The         appoint Task Forces to implement the policies
President’s duties include ensuring the smooth         of the Council e.g. conferences and congresses,
administration and conduct of the Council’s            development, communications and pub-
business. The President shall be the primary           lications, membership. Such Task Forces shall
public representative of the Council and               consist ofmembers of the Council but others
advocate of the Mission of the Council. The            from without the membership of the Council
President shall provide leadership in and              may be co-opted. The President of the council
facilitate the development of theory and practice      shall be an ex-officio member of all Task Forces.
in pastoral care and counselling.                      X. SUPRA-NATIONAL BODIES
(b) The Vice-President shall assist the President      Where supra-national bodies exist or are
in the performance of his/her duties and               established to further the development of
functions. The Vice-President shall actively liase     pastoral care and counselling in various regions
with members of the Council in all matters of          of the world (e.g. in Europe, Africa and Asia )
Council business                                       such bodies may apply to the Council for
(c) The Secretary shall be responsible for all the     recognition, and may be invited to appoint one
correspondence, and shall take and keep                or two representatives to the Council. These
minutes and records of all meetings of the             bodies will however be autonomous in terms of
Council, Coordinating Committee and                    structure and policy, always within the
Executive. The Secretary shall keep records of         constitution of the Council.
all correspondence of and on behalf of the             XI. FINANCES
Council.                                               Annual affiliation fees shall be levied by the
(d) The Treasurer shall keep up to date accounts       Council to the member organizations in
and records of all financial transactions of the       accordance with their ability to pay. The
Council. She/he shall present statements of            Treasurer and the Coordinating Committee
account at all meetings of the Coordinating            shall create a formula at least every four years
Committee and Council. The treasurer shall be          for recommended affiliation fees. Organizations
responsible for requesting, receiving and              shall be responsible for the costs of their
acknowledging all financial contributions and          representatives at all Council meetings.
fees.                                                  Coopted members may apply to the Council for
(e) The Congress Convener is responsible in            funding if they are unable to find other sources.
close cooperation with the othermembers of the         XII. PROCEDURES
Executive and local Organizing Team, for the           Minutes and/or Records shall be kept of all
planning, budget, management and appropriate           meetings of the Council, Coordinating
conduct of the Congress                                Committee, Executive and any Task Forces,
(f) The Public Relations and Communications            and together with the accounts shall be
Officer shall be responsible for coordinating all      circulated to all members of the Council.
publicity and informational material necessary         XIII. PROCEDURE FOR AMENDING
for the effective functioning of the Council.          CONSTITUTION
He/she shall manage the Council’s website and          Proposals for amending any clause or parts
shall encourage regional reporting of                  thereof of this Constitution shall be received in
developments in pastoral care and counselling.         writing by any member of the Executive, at least
She/he will act as main contact person for             two months prior to any meeting of the
members of the movement who are not Council            Coordinating Committee. Proposals shall be
members.                                               seconded and signed by at least three practicing
2. In the event that a member of the Executive         members of the movement in good standing
for any reason is unable to continue to fulfil their   with relevant affiliated organizations. All duly
responsibilities, an interim replacement may be        received proposals shall be reviewed by the
appointed from the Coordinating Committee to           Coordinating Committee and presented to the
complete their term of office.                         whole Council at its next meeting for discussion
VIII. THE CONGRESS                                     and voting. Any amendment to the constitution
The Council shall normally organize an                 shall be carried by an affirmative vote of
International Congress every four years. The           twothirds of the Council present and voting at a
Coordinating Committee and Council shall meet          duly constituted meeting.
         Executive Board of ICPCC

        The Executive Board for 2004-2007 are
                              (From left to right):
      Treasurer Rev. Klaus Temme (Germany),
  President Prof. Dr. Ursula Pfaffiin (Germany),
Convenor for Congress 2007 Rev. HeImut Weiss
    Vice-President Prof. Dr. Nalini Arles (India),
 PR&C-Officer Rev. Dr. Steven Voytovich (USA),
  Secretary Prof. Dr. Bruce Rumbold (Australia)

Delegates and Guests
                                     Australia - ANZACPE

Australia and New Zealand Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

In 1984 the Association for Supervised Pastoral           difficult to nurture and maintain new personnel.
Education in Australia, (ASPEA) comprising the            At the same time this has also led to a re-
states of Victoria, South Australia and Western           assessment of some historical differences in
Australia, inquired of other Clinical Pastoral            philosophy and practice and a renewed commit-
Education organizations, in New South Wales,              ment to a vision of support and professional
Queensland and New Zealand, as to their                   excellence within these. This energy is seen the
interest in forming an organization encompas-             development within our member associations,
sing each region. Over the next six years discus-         of specialist chaplaincy units and supervisory
sions were held prior to the annual Supervisor's          training programs recognized at post-graduate
Conference and on June 28, 1990 The Australia             level as well as the encouragement to undertake
and New Zealand Association for Clinical                  research. We have experienced an increasing
Pastoral Education was formed in Melbourne                call upon ANZACPE to conduct review processes
Victoria, Australia.                                      for supervisors who have completed these
                                                          education requirements. Supervision of indivi-
The Association aims to provide a forum for               dual supervisors and education in supervision
continuing consultation and a network of                  programs are offered “across borders” through
collegial support for the purpose of fostering the        the use of telephone and email and intensive
development and enabling the education of                 programs. Our history of taking CPE to regional
those engaged in pastoral ministry through                areas is continuing with visiting senior supervi-
Clinical Pastoral Education. The Association              sors offering programs in country areas and for
has particular concern for the development of             several years, at the top of Australia in Darwin.
supervisory competence and the establishment
of minimum standards for education and review             Centres in ANZACPE'S member associations are
processes for the accreditation of supervisors.           increasingly challenged to respond to multi-
These standards are currently being reviewed.             cultural and faith diversity. We are also challen-
                                                          ged to consider our focus and identity within an
Over its history the Association has needed to            environment where an increasing number of
address tensions arising from different under-            educational providers seek to offer training in
standings, practice and the availability of               pastoral care.
resources within each member association.
Large geographical distances have compounded              ANZACPE have a total of 93 supervisors. Of
many of the challenges faced, particularly in             these 18 are affiliate or retired, 24 are acting or
regard to peership, training and supervisory              accredited level 3 supervisors, 37 are acting or
opportunities. In recent times there has been a           accredited level 2 supervisors and 32 are acting
generational change with many of our original             or accredited level 1 supervisors. Our annual
members moving towards retirement. This has               conference, hosted by each member associati-
significant implications for our smaller member           on, on a rotating basis attracts an average of 40
associations in particular who have found it              supervisors.

ANZACPE ICPCC representative:
                       Jenni has been the Co-             Standards Committee. Jenni is a member of the
                       ordinator of Pastoral              Lutheran Church of Australia and has served on
                       Care and Chaplaincy,               its tertiary education board and developed the
                       Inter-church chaplain              initial policy and procedural recommendations
                       and Director of Clinical           for the church's response to complaints of
                       Pastoral Education at              sexual abuse. She is currently completing a
                       the Royal Melbourne                Masters in Creative Arts Therapy with her
                       Hospital, Victoria for the         research project focusing on the use of multi-
                       past eight years. She is           modal forms within CPE supervision.
                       an Acting Clinical
                       Pastoral Educator with
                       the Association for                Married with three adult children and one
                       Supervised Pastoral                grand-child, Jenni enjoys spending time with
Jenni Wegener          Education in Australia             her family and in the world of nature, walking in
                       Inc (ASPEA Inc) and its            the Australian bush, on mountains and by the
                       past president. She                beach. Time of solitude, music, singing, rea-
                       currently chairs the               ding, gardening and discovering new places and
                       ANZACPE Professional               ideas nourish her spirit.

                     Australia - ICPCC - Executive Board - Secretary

My current position is senior lecturer in
palliative care and director of the Palliative Care
Unit at La Trobe University, Melbourne. This
unit is part of the School of Public Health in the
Faculty of Health Sciences, and the only
academic palliative care unit in Australia not
located within a faculty of medicine. The Unit is
funded by the Victorian Government to focus
upon social and spiritual aspects of palliative
care using a health promoting model reflecting
the World Health Organisation's Ottawa                                                     Prof. Dr.
Charter.                                                                                   Bruce Rumbold

My academic responsibilities include                                                       ICPCC Secretary
coordinating a graduate entry degree in pastoral                                           2004 2007
care     the only such program in a public
university in Australia and a postgraduate
program in health promoting palliative care. In            Melbourne College of Divinity, serving there
addition to teaching in these programs I also              from 1986-2002. As chair of the MCD Board of
contribute to the Master of Public Health and to           Ministry Studies through the latter part of this
doctoral research methods programs. As                     period I participated in the development of
director of the Palliative Care Unit I manage a            ministry studies as a research discipline at
number of projects, including oversight of 31              masters and doctoral level.
commonwealth-funded palliative care projects
in pastoral care. The Unit is also a partner with          Since 2002 I have worked fulltime at La Trobe
clinical palliative care services in two of these:         University, renewing and extending my original
one developing pastoral care networks in                   involvement with palliative care. While the
regional Victoria, the other implementing and              university has appointed me largely because of
evaluating a spiritual screening tool in three             my qualifications in health sociology and my
palliative care services in metropolitan                   background in palliative care, I understand my
Melbourne. Another project just commencing,                work there as that of a practical theologian. I've
this time funded by the state government,                  always regarded pastoral care as too important
involves setting up partnerships with palliative           to be confined to the churches or limited to
care consortia in three Victorian health regions           ordained practitioners, and this appointment
to build community capacity in end-of-life care.           has given me the opportunity to promote
These projects contribute to our overall                   pastoral care essentially as good care that
research program in public health approaches               should be incorporated within healthcare
to palliative care                                         practice. Spiritual care is a particular focus of
                                                           my current activity, reflected in both teaching
My professional formation is multidisciplinary,            and research publications. I've been around
with postgraduate qualifications in solid state            long enough for my work to receive public
physics, pastoral care and        more recently            recognition, and in 2005 I was awarded an
health social science, and I have published in all         Order of Australia Medal for services to the
three fields. My longstanding interest in both             community in pastoral and palliative care,
pastoral care and palliative care began with               particularly as an educator.
doctoral work in England in the mid-seventies.
After ten years of parish ministry in Melbourne I
was appointed as foundation professor of
pastoral studies at Whitley College, an affiliated
teaching institution of the ecumenical

                                     Australia - HCCVI

Healthcare Chaplaincy
Council of Victoria Inc.

“Providing quality leadership and education in
the strategic development and promotion of
spirituality, chaplaincy and pastoral care in
Victorian healthcare services”
Mission statement adopted 2003
                                                                               Cheryl Holmes
                                                                               CEO of HCCVI

The Chaplain's Advisory Committee was formed             In conjunction with the Australian Health and
in 1974 to advocate the Government for funding           Welfare Chaplains Association the HCCVI
to provide chaplaincy services in the healthcare         provides a monthly inservice training day for the
sector. This committee was the predecessor of            ongoing professional development of chaplains
the Interchurch Chaplaincy Committee of                  and pastoral carers working in the health
Victoria and became incorporated in 1989 with            sector. A majority of metropolitan healthcare
representative members from the Anglican,                chaplains and pastoral carers attend this
Uniting, Catholic, Churches of Christ,                   program.
Lutheran, Presbyterian and Baptist Churches
meeting on a monthly basis. Historically the             A major part of the funding is distributed to the
ICCVI was funded by the Department of Human              member churches of the HCCVI. Funding is
Services to provide “Training and                        used by the churches for the placement of
Development”. In 2002, to emphasise its health           chaplains and pastoral carers in healthcare
portfolio and responsiveness to both                     institutions and for training of chaplains and
ecumenical and interfaith agendas, the                   pastoral carers.
organisation adopted the name Healthcare
Chaplaincy Council of Victoria Incorporated              The HCCVI provides Interchurch Authorities to
(HCCVI). In order to provide good governance             suitably qualified chaplains/pastoral carers
and to respond to the new strategic directions of        who successfully complete an application and
the organisation the HCCVI employed a Chief              evaluation process.
Executive Officer in October 2002.
                                                         Seeding grants are made available through the
The HCCVI is funded through the Department               HCCVI for new initiatives under the following
of Human Services Acute Health and Mental                categories: research; pilot projects;
Health programs (State Government). The                  education/training.
HCCVI has retained an emphasis on education,
training and development, while developing a             The Reverend Gordon Wegener is the current
strong research, advocacy, policy and new                President and Chair of the Council.
strategic directions agenda.

    Begium - CPE & faculty of theology of Catholic University of Leuven

Marina Riemslagh, Belgium, (born 1958) is a
research assistant at the faculty of theology of
the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium),
department of pastoral theology. She is
currently working on a PhD thesis on the ethical
quality of the pastoral counselling process
(promotors: prof. Roger Burggraeve, prof. Axel
Prior to joining the university, she worked for 13
years as a hospital chaplain in a center for
people with Multiple Sclerosis. In addition, she
worked as a cRZ group therapist with women                 counselling, ethics in action and the education
who suffer the consequences of an abortion                 of pastoral counsellors. In order to find criteria
(cRZ stands for 'centrum voor Relatievorming en            for counselling according to high ethical
Zwangerschapsproblemen', 'centre for                       standards, she is exploring the working
education on relations and pregnancy                       elements in dialogues, more specifically in
problems'). Together with Bea Vanmechelen,                 pastoral dialogues.
she co-authored a book entitled 'Does Abortion
solve everything?' (Abortus voorgoed voorbij?),            In Belgium, the catholic education of pastoral
based on their experiences with women groups.              counselling is embedded in the dioceses, in the
As a CPE supervisor and trainer, she has led               faculty of Theology in Leuven and in the Caritas
several training sessions in clinical pastoral             organisation. While she is working on a PhD
education in the Netherlands.                              thesis now, she doesn't have any care and
Her main research interests are in pastoral                counselling responsibilities in Belgium.

                                  Begium / Philippines - CPE

Sister Rita Van Damme, born in Belgium in
1946, is a Religious Missionary of the
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of
Mary, or ICM sisters, a congregation she joined
in 1969 in Heverlee-Louvain, Belgium. Called
to Mission in India, she completed the Special
Training for Educators of the Visually
Handicapped, while at the same time taking a                                      Rita
training as Mobility Officer for the Blind, at                                    Van Damme
Birmingham University, England, and left for
India in 1974.
First as teacher of the Blind, and later on as
coordinator of various rural projects for the              order to take CPE as part of a sabbat year. Her
Blind and instructor for fieldworkers, she has             first experience with CPE led her to decide for a
been instrumental in the integration of blind              full year training. Touched by the value of this
persons in normal life in the rural areas, a task          experience, the real need for supervisors and the
she fulfilled for about 10 years.                          beauty of the country, she decided to remain in
Back in Europe, Sister Rita worked for several             the Philippines and continued her training as
years as mission animator in her own country,              CPE Supervisor, a task she has fulfilled ever
introducing the life of the missionary, and the            since.
realities in developing countries to people in             At present, Sister Rita conducts CPE courses,
parishes and schools. During that time, she                momentarily at the University of Santo Tomas
took training for Chaplaincy work, and held a              Hospital. She is also the Executive Director of
part time task as volunteer in this field. Here she        the pastoral Care Foundation of the Philippines,
discovered the need to extend her Chaplaincy               an organisation which takes responsibility for
Training not only through Theological updating             the standard of its CPE Courses, the training of
but through practical experience, and decided              Supervisors, and the certification and
to take CPE training.                                      Accreditation of both Centers and Supervisors
In 1997, Sister Rita left for the Philippines in           in the country.

                                         Brazil - IPCNSR

James Farris, Ph.D., is Professor of Practical
Theology and Religion and Psychology at the
Methodist School of Theology and Graduate
School of Religion, the Methodist University of
Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also teaches courses in the
Department of Philosophy.
Dr. Farris is an ordained United Methodist
Minister in the Southwest Texas Conference,
United States. For the past 14 years he has lived
in Brazil, is married to Lóide Barbosa Farris,
and has two children and two grandchildren. He                                 James Farris
is a Member of The International Council for
Pastoral Care and Counseling, the American                of Religion and Sexuality, and is particularly
Association of Pastoral Counselors, The Society           interested in questions of Religious Ethics,
for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counseling,           Human Sexual Behavior, Homosexuality,
the International Pastoral Care Network for               Power, and Gender. He coordinates the
Social Responsibility, a founding member of the           interdisciplinary research group Religion and
Brazilian Counseling Association, and a                   Psychology at the University.
member of the Brazilian Society for the Study of          When not working, he and Lóide enjoy the
Sexuality. He is the author of International              beach, watching movies, learning from their
Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling, the                  children and grandchildren, playing with their
Hayworth Press, 2002.                                     three cats, and taking care of their 53 house
Dr. Farris is currently doing research in the area        plants.

                                                Canada - APC

Th.M. (1970-71)
Institution: Princeton Theological Seminary,
Princeton, NJ
Thesis Title: No Thesis (Project: “Salvation” and
“Health” in the Bible)
Abstract: A study of the words “salvation” and                                        John Crosbie Carr
“health” in the Old and New Testaments,
relating scriptural to modern usage                                of Living: Recent Resources for Dealing with Death and
Post-Th.M. (1971-72)                                               Dying (invited Review Article).
Institution: Princeton Theological Seminary and                    The Journal Of Pastoral Theology, Fall 2002, Volume 12:2.
                                                                   Changing Life Patterns: Adult Development in Spiritual
University                                                         Direction (expanded edition) by Elizabeth Liebert (Chalice
Thesis Title: No Thesis (Project: The Hospital                     Press: St. Louis, MO: 2000)
Visiting Practices of the Ministers of West                        CAREER PATH
Toronto Presbytery of the PCC)                                     1962-63: Minister Park Royal Presb. Church,
Abstract: The author surveyed the ministers of                     Clarkson, Ontario
the Presbytery of West Toronto of the
                                                                   1963-70       Minister Albion Gardens Presb.
Presbyterian Church in Canada in order to
                                                                   Church, Rexdale, Ontario
develop a profile of their hospital visitation
practices.                                                         1971-72        Assistant-to-the-Minister St.
Ph.D. (Pastoral Psychology and Counseling)                         Andrew's Presb. Church, Princeton, NJ
Institution: Garrett-Evangelical Theological                       1972-74        Teaching Assistant Pastoral
Seminary and Northwestern University,                              Psychology Department, Garrett-Evangelical
Evanston, ILL (1980)                                               Theological Seminary, Evanston, ILL
Thesis Title: The MMPI, Ministerial Personality                    1973-75 Interim Supply Minister Evanshire
and the Practice of Ministry                                       United Presb. Church, Skokie, ILL
Abstract: The author examined the relationship                     1973-75 Graduate Staff Counsellor Pastoral
between certain aspects of ministerial                             Counseling & Consultation Centre, Lutheran
personality, as measured by the Minnesota                          Genera Hospital, Park Ridge, ILL
Multiphasic Personality Inventory, and the style                   1975-88       Executive Director The Pastoral
and effectiveness of the practice of ministry.                     Institute of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta
Location: Dissertation Abstracts International,
Vol. 41:6, #80 26,766                                              1975-        Adjunct (Associate) Faculty St.
                                                                   Stephen's College, Edmonton, Alberta
PUBLICATIONS:              Books and Articles                      1989-90 Visiting Fellow        The Campbell
Carr, John C., John E. Hinkle, Jr., and David M. Moss, III.        Centre for Counselling, (Pastoral Counselling &
The Organization and Administration of Pastoral Counseling         Education)& Human Relations Training,
Centers. Nashville: Abingdon, 1981. ISBN 0-687-29430-4             Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
Dealing with Dying and Grieving. The Presbyterian Record,
April, 1977.                                                       1990-          Pastoral Therapist & Educator
The Use of the "Means of Grace" in Psychotherapy. Alberta          Presbytery Affirmed Solo Ministry, Edmonton,
Psychology, 12:3 (July, 1983).                                     Alberta
Now You Are God's People (a week of daily devotions). These
Days, May-June, 1985.                                              1993-04 Contracted Faculty Loma Linda
Pastoral Partners. practice of ministry in canada, Winter,         University Canadian Campus, Lacombe,
1986.                                                              Alberta (M.Sc. in Family Therapy Program)
Ruth's Story (a week of devotions). These Days, May-June,
1988.                                                              1993-01 Associate Coordinator (.6FTE)
Care in Context (a chapter) and The Carroll Wise                   Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta
Bibliography in At the Point of Need: Living Human                 (Pastoral & Spiritual Services)
Experience (Essays in Honor of Carroll Wise), edited by
James B. Ashbrook and John E. Hinkle, Jr. NY: University
Press of America, 1988. ISBN 0-8191-6964-1                         PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Old Testament Ideas for Families (with Marilyn A. Carr, a          Teaching Theories of Psychotherapy, Human
week of devotions). These Days, May-June, 1991.                    Development, Psychopathology, Qualitative
Pastoral Essays for Lectionary Homiletics (June 1999,
January 2001, August 2002, April 2003, November 2005,              Research Methodology, Research & Writing
September 2007)                                                    Spirituality, Formation for Ministry
PUBLICATIONS: Reviews and Review Articles                          Clinical Work with Individuals, Couples, and
Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry. Vol.8,
1986. Psychotherapy: An Eclectic Approach by Sol Garfield.         Families
Psychotherapy and the Religiously Committed Patient by             Supervision Work with Pastoral Counsellors
Mark Stern (editor).
The Presbyterian Record. November, 1988.
                                                                   and Marriage & Family Therapists
Beyond the Boundaries, a series of meditation tapes by             Thesis Supervision Work with a wide variety
Albert Farthing.                                                   (clinical, liturgical, theological) of Master's and
The Journal of Pastoral Care. Winter, 1990. Dictionary of
Pastoral Care and Counseling by Rodney J. Hunter, General
                                                                   D.Min. students, primarily using Qualitative
Editor (invited Review Article).                                   Research Methodology (heuristic and
The Journal of Pastoral Care. Spring, 1993. The Frontiers          phenomenological)

          Canada - College of Pastoral Supervison and Psychotherapy

Norman E. Headley is the Director of
Chaplaincy at The Hospital for Sick Children in
Toronto, Canada. He was born (1945) in the
U.S.A. and educated at Boston University
School of Theology. He and his wife, Kathleen,
and their baby daughter, Jennifer, moved to
Canada in 1972, during the Vietnam War.
Norman continued his post-graduate work in
Clinical Pastoral Education at the University of
Toronto. He was ordained into the United                                      Norman E.
Church of Canada and served churches in the
out-ports of Newfoundland and in downtown                                     Headley
Toronto. He is a Canadian citizen. In 1980, he
accepted the position as the first Manager of
Pastoral Services at University Hospital,
London, Canada, a medical health sciences                Kathy have two married daughters, Deidre and
centre adjacent to the University of Western             Enid, and four grandchildren, Mark, Sarah.
Ontario. He taught Clinical Pastoral Education           Alexander and Jenna. Their oldest daughter,
and led the department for 14 years. He, also,           Jennifer, was killed tragically on September 23,
developed a pastoral psychotherapy practice. In          2006 in a helicopter crash in the Himalayas,
1994, he returned to Toronto, to The Hospital            while working for World Wildlife Fund, United
for Sick Children, where he established a multi-         Kingdom. Kathy is a tutor and educational
faith department of spiritual and religious care.        consultant for students with acquired brain
He is a Diplomate with the College of Pastoral           injuries. They have enjoyed travels in Northern
Supervision and Psychotherapy and a member               Canada, Europe, the Arctic, Nepal and Panama.
of the Governing Council. He is, also, a guest of        They enjoy staying active by biking, kayaking
the Toronto Psychoanalytic Association. He and           and cross-country skiing.

                               Czechia - Salesian Youth Centre Teplice

Ladislav Nádvornik representive of the Salesian
Youth Centre in Teplice Rovná 277, 415 01 Teplice,
Czech Republic tel.: +420-417578480,
+420603845460, e-mail:,
Teplice has about 55,000 inhabitants. The town has
one of the highest levels of crime in the country. The
well-known main road, the E55 from Prague to
Germany which passes through the town, provides a                                                   Ladislav
route for various criminal activities.                                                              Nádvornik
Hence we face, more acutely than other parts of the             The educational aims are
country, all the negative phenomena which one
                                                                ·to form and develop human moral values, and the
posiblly imagine. In particular there are increasing
                                                                intellectual and practical attainment of each visitor,
numbers of addicts to alcohol, hard drugs, such as
heroin, and locally made 'speed' (i.e. the Czech-made           ·to lead them, in ways appropriate to their ages, to
'Pervitin'). Some of the youngsters sniff certain kinds         understand the place of individuals in their cultural
of solvent.                                                     and historical context and
The closeness of the border attracts those who want             ·to help them to look for the deeper meaning of human
to get money however they can. Prostitution, drugs,             existence.
black market, cross-border smuggling of people and              Children and young people, by meeting, playing and
the associated internationals gangs present an                  working together, regardless of race or religion, learn
everyday reality very hostile to young people, many of          how to relate to others, to respect each other and to
whom become addicts themselves.                                 tolerate individual differences.
The average age of their first use of drugs is falling          The overall aim of our project is to change the
rapidly. The problem of child prostitution is also              situation of potentially criminal youth before they get
significant particularly due to the large numbers               involved in antisocial activities. We want to reach this
involved. Young people from an early age work or                aim not only by designing programmes for young
experiment as prostitutes in night clubs along the              people but also by creating the conditions in which
E55 road practically in the centre of Teplice.                  the young people can prepare programmes for
The rate of unemployment is also one of highest in              themselves and their friends. This is already being
the country. The small chance of being employed,                achieved, thanks to the hard work of previous
especially for the poorly educated, and the attraction          Salesians in Teplice.
of very high illegal incomes put changes even more              PROGRAMME
out of reach. The presence of a large Gypsy
community causes further problems.                              Activities aimed to young children (up to 6 years)
                                                                Preschool education Help to mothers of preschool children
GOALS                                                           Activities aimed to school children Leisure time activities
                                                                Complementary lessons in schools subjects
The Salesian Youth Centre in Teplice has been
helping young people to use their free time                     For regular work during the year we have a games room with
meaningfully since 1991. Our intention is to respond            table tennis table, table football, electronic darts, pool table,
                                                                etc. Our visitors have also chance to take part in various
to the unfortunate social situation of the many                 activities such as football, basketball, guitar playing, flute
deprived youngsters. We help them to have a                     playing, computer work, and German and English language.
reasonable alternative choice of how to spend their
                                                                As well as providing free time activities we help the young
free time by providing a safe, friendly and stimulating
                                                                people with their school subjects such as mathematics,
environment in which they can feel welcome. We are              Czech language, physics, geography, biology, etc. We also
aware that the worst off are those children who spend           arrange special activities for the young adults who are
all of their free time on the streets, in gambling-             helping us to organise the programme for kids.
houses, bars and nightclubs. From an early age they             Weekly activities are available from Monday to Friday.
are without any emotional and material support,                 During weekends and holidays we organise outings. During
vulnerable to all sorts of abuse. Because of the lack of        the summer we run holiday camps.
any positive stimulation to improve the quality of
                                                                Between 20 and 45 youngsters attend the Centre every
their lives these youngsters are hardly interested in           afternoon.
any personal development. Most of the visitors are
Gypsy kids, requiring a specific approach.                      The Salesian Youth Centre was opened at the end of
                                                                February 1999 and more than 450 children and young
The main idea of the project is to offer an alternative         people are registered by now. There is a primary school near
to pubs, nightclubs, gambling centres and                       the Centre, which is attended by approximately 550
discotheques. They can feel at ease coming to the               children.
centre, as it resembles the environment they are used           For further development of the work with these young
to. However, the presence of our friendly staff                 people we desperately need an adequate hall for sport,
provides sufficient supervision so that we can                  dance, drama and other social activities.
prevent the abuse of drugs and alcohol and
connected crime activities (stealing, vandalism, etc.).         At the present time we prepare programme which
This can be achieved only by providing the possibility          offer to this social group comprehensive social and
of a social program. It has a broad range so we can             educational leadership from preschool education till
target most of the needs of the youngsters.                     adult age - full time employed.

Finland - Institute for Advanced Training of the Lutheran Church of Finland

I am a Lutheran pastor but for most of my
working life I have worked as a trainer. Except
for some few working years as a full-time
hospital chaplain and as the organizer of the
training courses of the hospital chaplains
including the one year CPE in Brooklyn, New
York, I have worked as a trainer and supervisor
of pastoral-caregivers, supervisors in training
(e. g. hospital chaplains, family counsellors and                                     Matti-Pekka
other church workers) as well as bibliodrama                                          Virtaniemi
leaders in training at the Institute for Advanced
Training of the Lutheran Church of Finland
since 1977. I retired in September 2006, but my            Narrativity is not only a form of representation,
church wanted me to participate in the ICPCC               but also a way to understand and interpret
congress once more.                                        human life. A person tries to make sense of his
                                                           or her life or a part of it, interpreting it as a
I am still working as a free-lance supervisor and          narrative or story. The inner narrative may
trainer at my former working place and also at             never be expressed to others, but it can guide
The Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education,              one's life when making decisions. In this sense,
an independent institute of the University of              “stories are lived before they are told” (MacIntyre
Helsinki. At the latter, I am running two-year             2003). Hänninen (2000) summarizes the
training programs for supervisors in training              psychological functions of the inner narrative as
with my psychologist co-trainer. Most of the               follows: ”The inner narrative can be seen to
students are experienced social workers, health            serve cognitive, motivational, and emotional,
care professionals and teachers. I am also a               even spiritual, functions. Its cognitive function
trained psychodramatist, and have thus                     is to make past events intelligible and provide a
applied action methods to my supervisory work              vision of the future. The motivational function is
for 15 years.                                              to focus on the desired goal or value and to
                                                           design a path leading to it. The emotional
I have worked as a researcher for some few                 function is to interpret events as deserving
years. My topic is Existential Process of the              certain emotions, such as hope or fear, pride or
Severely Ill. A Narrative Study of Meaning in              shame. The spiritual function of the self-
Life.     I would like to have a deeper                    narrative is to provide one's life with purpose
understanding of how so many severely ill                  and meaning.”
people find or create a new story (a new future
narrative) that gives life a meaning           and         I am going to participate in the four-year project
integrity after they have learnt that they have            Empowering Education Processing Diaconia in
only a few months left to live. In addition, I am          Tanzania, carried out by the Finnish Mission
interested in understanding more how it is                 Society and paid by the Finnish Ministry for
possible to live full life on the edge of a chasm,         Foreign Affairs in 2007-2010. The aim of the
knowing that you may fall at any time. Six ALS             project is to support the new Bachelor of
(amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's            Counselling Program of the Tumaini University
disease leading to death in 4-5 years) patients            Iringa College. My part of this extensive project
and six incurable cancer patients have been                will be to supervise (during two months in the
interviewed over a period of five years. Each              end of 2008 and 2009) a group of 10 students
patient was interviewed at home at least three             who are going to work at hospitals in the future.
times during their (probably) final year of life. I        They have a four month practice at the Ilembula
have started the content and narrative analyses            Hospital where they meet AIDS patients and the
of 40 interviews.                                          dying in the role of the counsellor.

                   Germany - German Society for Pastoral Psychology

Christoph Schneider-Harpprecht (52) is
responsible for education in schools and parish
in the Evangelical Church of Baden Southwest-
Germany and teching Pracitcal Theology at the
University of Heidelberg. I am taking care of
religious education and work with children and
youth in my church.
Born 1955 in Stuttgart, I studied theology in
Bethel, Basel and Heidelberg. Soon I was
interested in combining theology and social                                    Christoph
practice. Together with Clinical Pastoral
Training and a formation as a psychodramatist I
did my doctoral dissertation about “Consolation
in Pastoral Care and Counselling” and then
became parish pastor in a city near Cologne.

In 1991 I got a call as professor for Pracitcal            At the Pre-Congress and Congress in Dresden I
Theology at the Theological Seminar of the                 am present as the representant for
Lutheran Church in Sao Leopoldo/Brazil. The                international relations of the German Society
main concern was about care and pedagogics in              for Pastoral Psychology (DGfP). This association
the context of poverty. In November 1998 I went            of professionals in pastoral care and
back to Germany and took over the direction of             counselling as well as psychotherapy has about
the Insitute of Pastoral Care and Counselling of           700 members. The society exists since 1972. It
the Evangelical Church in Germany in                       works in sections for Clinical Pastoral
Bielefeld-Bethel. At the same time I did my post-          Education, depth psychology, person centrered
docorate with a study about “Intercultural                 psychotherapy, gestalttherapy and
pastoral Care and Counselling” at the                      psychodrama, systemic therapy and is
University of Leipzig. In September 2000 I                 dedicated to the training of professionals,
became professor for Evangelical Theology of               formation of supervisors, elaboration of
the Protestant University of Applied Sciences              standards etc.
Freiburg in the South of Germany. Two years                OKR Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider-Harpprecht
later I was elected as President of this University        Evangelischer Oberkirchenrat
until March 2007. We developed new Bachelor                Blumenstr. 1-7
and Master-Programs in Religious Education,                D 76133 Karlsruhe
Early Childhood-Education, Social-                         Germany
Management, Education-Managment, Social-                   Fone: 0049 (0)721 9175 400
Work, Deacony etc. In 2004 I started also                  Fax: 0049 (0)721 9175 559
teaching at the University of Heidelberg                   E-Mail:
(Pastoral Care, Deacony, Practical Theology).              Christop.schneider-harpprecht@

                           Germany - University of Tübingen

since 2003 Lutheran Campus Minister,
University of Tübingen
1990-2003 Parish Minister in Reutlingen
Lehrsupervisorin (DGfP/KSA)
CPE-Training in the USA 1988-1990
Geistliche Begleiterin (Spiritual Guide) since
Heidi Abe, Berliner Ring 8-2, D-72076 Tübingen
Tel. 07071-61928                                                          Heidi Abe

                                                Germany - SIPCC

The "Society for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counselling" (SIPCC )
is a community of counsellors, pastors, supervisors, teachers, scholars and other
pastoral caregivers committed to enrich the field of pastoral studies and pastoral
practices. The purpose of the Society is to equip persons for pastoral care and
counselling in the midst of diverse cultural contexts. Coming from a Christian
background SIPCC engages in dialogue with other faiths and religions
aiming at justice, peace and the integrity of creation.
Basic assumptions for our activities:
Interculturality - is a description of the encounter and dialogue of cultures - and maintaining ones own cultural identity at
the same time; - recognises and values cultural diversity among diverse peop les, groups and individuals - a significant
approach in times of globalisation and cultural indifference; - is aware of common features of all human beings - and
therefore empowers people to overcome racist, sexist, and other dehumanising attitudes and beh aviours; - understands that
human behaviours, attitudes, believes and religious faiths are formed in the contexts of specific hi storical and local
environments; - seeks to advance awareness of fellow humans and encourages dialogue; - explores the powers and
influences of foreign cultures on peoples, groups and individuals - and questions imperialistic life styles which are forced
on others; - encourages exchange between and meeting humans of other cultures as neighbours and the creation of
community with them in an open and fearless atmosphere and by doing so helps to reduce violence ; - sees each individual
as a person in his and her own singular identity, right and dignity.
Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counselling - is a combination of interculturality and religious believes, Christian faiths
and psychological and sociological knowledge: - stimulates workers in pastoral care, counselling, therapy and other
helping professions to relate their professional knowledge with their cultural identity; - develops attitudes and methods to
serve humans from different cultures in a competent and professional way.
 So, - we conduct an annual international seminar on intercultural pastoral care and counselling for a large audience in
various countries and cities. The seminar offers formal presentations, workshops, case studies, small groups, intercultural
forums and other opportunities for exchange and dialogue between the participants; - we conduct an annual consultation
for theory building; - we provide written materials through magazines and books to enlighten current understanding,
practice and research in pastoral care and counselling; - we organise special study trips to various countries to experience
different cultures, religions and their way of caring for people and learn from them.

The SIPCC-board:
Rev. Helmut Weiß (Germany), Chair; Rev. Marianne Reifers (Switzerland), Deputy Chair; Rev. Dr. Adrian Korzcago
(Poland), Secretary; Rev. Ulrike Mummenhoff (Germany), Treasurer; Prof. Dr. Nalini Arles (India) – Prof. Dr. Kathleen
Greider (USA) – Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Sathler-Rosa (Brazil); advisory board members.
SIPCC is a non-government, non-profit, tax-deductible association according to German regulations and officially
acknowledged by the respective authorities. SIPCC is an Ecumenical organization, affiliated to Church es via its single
members. About 150 members come from 40 countries worldwide.
We are open for new memberships and would appreciate your friendly interest.
For further information see

                                       SIPCC - Germany

In 1943 in the midst of World War II I was born
in a central region of Germany, some 100 km
southwest of Hannover. Growing up without a
father and growing up in a small rural, almost
monocultural village, where everybody
belonged to 'our Church', i.e. the only one
existing there, a Church in the tradition of the
Heidelberg Catechism, - both realities have
mould my life very much.                                                          Klaus Temme
Some CV data: 1963-1968: studies of theology
in Bethel, Heidelberg, Hamburg and
                                                                                  ICPCC treasurer
Goettingen; 1972: ordination in the Lippische
Landeskirche. As far as work assignments is
concerned I have been working as local pastor in
a small city there (1972-79), as a hospital
chaplain in Bielefeld, Church of Westphalia              As for my “pensioner's work”: I am chairing the
(1979-85) and as a school chaplain in Bottrop,           SIPCC's planning committee, trying go on with
in a (state) vocational training college (1985-          developing and implementing theory and
2001). In 2001 I took early retirement in a              practice of culturally sensitive Seelsorge in
Church of Westphalia's special program                   various fields of Church work and interfaith
designed to help enhancing job security for              work. [see the SIPCC presentation]
younger colleagues.                                      Well, then there is this other field of pensioner's
As far as Seelsorge-education is concerned, I            work, too, i.e. ICPCC-treasuring, which I tried to
studied pastoral psychology at Perkins', SMU,            fulfil since the last ICPCC-congress as to the
Dallas, Texas (1969-70) with David Switzer and           best of my knowledge and which might possibly
Robert Elliot, got first elements of CPE and CPT         go on for a while…… .
there, and had a first quarter of CPT with Jack
Humphries at Presbyt. Hospital, SF, Cal. in              I am married to Sabine, we have three adult
1970, and in 1977 another quarter at the                 children.
Bethel-Seelsorge-Institut, Germany, and a                Some say that I am an experienced do-it-
qualification course in the Rogerian line to             yourselfer, home-improvement technical
become a client-centred pastoral counsellor              advice-giver etc. etc, also rather addicted to all
(1978-79) In fact, I have been 'in and out' for          kinds of IT-stuff like emailing, web mastering
formal training and ongoing formation in                 and so on.
specialised Seelsorge ['funktionale Seelsorge' as
we would put it in German language now] for
various reasons. On the other hand, I have been
working hands-on as Seelsorger in various
settings. I am glad that I could work in 'School-
Seelsorge' and help and see things develop
there, in our German settings.
And I am also glad and feel privileged that can
help and see things developing in what we now
call 'interkulturelle Seelsorge' within the
framework of the SIPCC           the Society for
Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counselling
which I represent in the Council as deputy


I, Ursula Hecker was born in 1942 in
Heidelberg, Germany. After my Theological
Studies in Heidelberg and Göttingen I worked as
an Assistant Pastor in congregations in our
Church in Baden / Germany for two years.
1971 my husband, Dieter Hecker, and I took up
a Teaching Assignment at the Lutheran
Theological College at Ranchi, center of the
Region of Chotanagpur in India for 5 years. We
returned to the same College again after our                                     Ursula Hecker
retirement in 2002 for another 5 years of
From 1977 – 2002 I was working as a Hospital
Chaplain in Karlsruhe and Berlin, only                      destruction of the culture and traditions of their
interrupted for 4 years from 1992 – 1996, when I            society and the necessity of taking up a new
was working as Asia Secretary of Gossner                    style of life for hundreds of thousands of people.
Mission Berlin. At the beginning of my work as a            Nevertheless in the 1970s the Adivasi people of
hospital Chaplain I attended a course in CPT in             the area of Chotanagpur seemed to find their
Stuttgart. During my time in the hospital I got             way and timeframe. Their culture still was vivid
my practical experience of counseling                       and the basis for their life.
accompanied always with Supervision and                     When we returned to the same College after our
Balinth-Groups. There had been different                    retirement in Germany from 2002 to 2007 the
focuses in my work – according to the kind of               deterioration of their culture was much more
clinics in which I had to serve: psychiatric clinic,        virulent due to the impact of the liberalization of
oncology, heart surgery, radiology, infectious              the Indian economy since 1992, due to
diseases and 4 intensive care wards. – In Berlin            globalization and the impact of western
it was a small hospital with mostly socially                standards with the technical development of
underprivileged people, drug and alcohol                    means of communication and mass media. A
addicts and old people.                                     new helplessness and hopelessness among the
About my experiences in India: Our first stay in            teachers, our students and the members of the
Ranchi was from 1971 to 1976, a teaching                    church was evident. Counselling had become
assignment, at a Theological College, which                 popular in all spheres of life, but few people
taught according to the standard for a Bachelor             understood, what it really meant. So, Pastoral
of Theology Degree (BTh). The syllabus was                  Care and Counselling was also included in the
given centrally for all affiliated Colleges of              Serampore Syllabus. The courses were a cross
Serampore University. The students were                     section of Biblical foundation of counseling and
mostly Adivasis, formerly called aboriginal or              the account of different schools and methods of
tribal people, who still have their own culture             psychology, psychoanalysis, the history of
which is different from the mainstream Hindu                psychology, different methods of problem
tradition. The teaching at the College was in               solving. I was teaching this subject for four
Hindi Medium, which was already a second                    years and was confronted with a different
language for most of the students. At that time             culture and way of thinking. My task was
there was no provision for pastoral care and                teaching about counseling not actually doing
counseling in the syllabus of Serampore                     counseling myself. I had to take into
University. In the Protestant Churches, from                consideration the cultural, more collective
where our students came, the use of the word                aspect of the Adivasi Society, the rapid change
counseling was very seldom as well. On the                  of life which resulted in a different attitude
whole the people seemed to know how to tackle               towards time – and the focus towards future. It
their problems in a traditional way, even if we             was a challenging time for me and a time for
could observe already the changes in behaviour,             learning a lot of new things myself.
attitudes and values due to the changes in the              I have finished my regular assignment in India
society.                                                    and being retired I am now looking for an
The Adivasi (aboriginal) society is an                      honorary engagement on the field of counseling.
agricultural society based on land, forest and              In the meanwhile I am still doing short term
water. The program to develop India into a                  teaching in Ranchi India. At the end of August I
modern industrial state from the 1950s                      shall return to India for some weeks of teaching
confronted the Adivasi society with endless                 again.
problems, since much of the natural resources               I am interested in a continuous relation with the
like coal, iron ore, Bauxite and rivers for dams            ICPCC as a forum of reflection of my former
are in their ancestral land. The building of big            work, as a possibility to understand better and a
steel plants, opening of coal mines and dams                chance to get empowerment to serve the needs
resulted in loss of land, displacements,                    of the Adivasi Church in India better in future.

                                         Germany - SIPCC

I represent the Pastoral-psychological Service
(oriented on depth psychology) of the
Landeskirche of Hannover, whose section I
belong and work for and beside my full time
work as clinical counsellor at the University
Medical Centre of Goettingen (incl. management
of the Protestant Counselling Department at the
medical centre) I work as a Supervisor.

The main focus in my work in the clinic is                                      Ute Rokahr
counselling for sick persons, relatives of sick
people and for the staff.

In addition, I am responsible for the monitoring           Counsellor and Supervisor, orientated on depth
for volunteers (“Gruene Damen”), individual                psychology.
and group supervision.                                     Ute Rokahr (49), Uniklinikum Göttingen,
I am trained as Pastoral-psychological                     Robert-Koch-Str.40, 37075 Göttingen

                  Germany - Protestant-Lutheran Church of Northelbia

I am working as a pastor for the protestant-
lutheran church of northelbia (Nordelbische
Ev.-Luth. Kirche). In 2001 I got the mission to
build up men's work (with a 50% job). That
means to organise consultations for multipliers
in Hamburg and Schleswig Holstein, to develop
concepts how men can be invited to work on
their identity and their spiritual practise.
Themes we deal with are for example:
spirituality of men, men's health, special                                    Thomas Schollas
worships of men. Our aim is to advance the
personal and especially the spiritual
development of men and to expand the                       seminars and different forms of biographical
possibilities to live as a man in our society.             seminars.
                                                           When I began my systemic instruction in the
Further on I am responsible for the                        middle of the 90ies, I integrated the methods I
implementation of the gender mainstreaming                 learned into my daily work (as a pastor in a
concept in our church. I try to bring in the actual        parish) and I used it especially as a supervisor
gender discussion the specific sigth and the               for people working in a hospice and those who
interests of men (themes: work-life-balance,               accompany others who are mourning.
men as victims of violence, men and
unemployment).                                             The last months I'm sometimes asked to work
                                                           with educators who are working in the sector of
Free-lance I'm working as systemic therapist,              kindergarten. I prepared some moduls (one day,
supervisor, coach and gender-trainer. More                 two days and five days) to improve their
than ten years biographical work is one of my              knowledge and their sensibility for gender-
main issues. That includes reconstruction-                 issues.

                                         Holland - DMMTPN

Dutch Mennonite Mediation and
Training program in the Netherlands

The Dutch Mennonite Mediation and Training
Program started in 2000 as a response to the
Program to Overcome Violence from the World
Council of Churches.                                                               Annelies
The program involves trainings and mediations                                      Klinefelter
in local Christian churches in the Netherlands
and Belgium. Although originated in the
Mennonite church we are ecumenically
The program has two parts: trainings and                   the skills learned. Also part of the training are
Mediation Service. Both are connected by the               sessions on the theology and practise of
people who take part in both parts as resource             forgiveness and reconciliation and discussions
people.                                                    on the possibilities and non-possibilities of
In the training pool we have 8 people who are              ministers acting as mediators.
also mediators and in the mediation pool we                We also incorporated some of Blackburn ideas
have 25 people, including the 8 trainers.                  in the program.
Since 2000 we have developed trainings for                 It is in light of these trainings that I participate
local churches on different levels; for lay people,        in the Dresden conference.
but also for the professional workers. The
trainings vary in intensity and content from a 1           Future work:
day part introductory course to 24 day part                In 2008 we will develop a course for lay people
professional mediation training. We do quite a             who do pastoral care work in the churches.
bit of work on prevention and coaching.                    We also train ministers to become officially
Since 2004 we have the mediator pool and we                registered mediators.
have done 25 mediations in churches involving              Also in 2008 the book on “Mediation skills in the
a large part of the church community.                      pastoral care setting” will be published.
As of 2005 Dr. Richard Blackburn from the                  We plan to have a symposium on the topic when
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, Chicago,                   the book is presented.
USA comes yearly to the Netherlands to do
courses on Family Systems (Friedman and                    Submitted by Dr. Annelies Klinefelter
Bowen) and Healing strategies in mediation.                Trainer/mediator /coordinator

Pastoral care training:
In 2005 we developed a program for ministers
and assistant minister on the theme of
Mediation skills in pastoral care settings. We
now have done this 10 day-part training with
yearly freshing-up-days for 3 years. We have
trained about 25 people. In this training we first
train the participants' mediation skills and in
the second part we work with case studies using

   Hungary - The Gyokossy Endre Institution of Pastoral Care and Supervison

I am working in a local congregation as a pastor           Eszter Karsay
in the Center of Budapest (with about 400
people). 1 have started my ministry without
ordination - so it was a real break through when           The Gyokossy Endre Institution of Pastoral
we women received full and equal right in the              Care and Supervision was founded in 2004 and
Reformed Curch in Hungary. Since 1987 I am                 has started different courses for ministers as
working in the same church that elected me as              well as lay people. Ministers can collect credit
the ferst women pastor in Budapest. I have                 points by studying pastoral care on special
participated in several international and                  cases. Others can participate in courses of
ecumenical conferences and organizations.                  healing marriages, other relationships. There
                                                           are ministers supervisors who offer pastoral
Beside of my duties in the congregation I spend            supervision for groups and individuals,
much time doing pastoral care. People with                 specially church workers. I am working with
different background (not only church                      this institution.
members) come to see me with several personal              As Supervision is new and not known in our
problems and conflicts of their lives and                  churches there has been a new initiative
relationships. As a supervisor I also work with            recently by some of us. In order to introduce
groups or individuals (like hospital chaplains).           supervision to our churches we an Ecumenical
As a herritage from dr. Endre Gyokossy who was             Working Group of Supervisiors organized
the founder of Pastoral Psychology in the                  conferences this year under the title of
Reformed Church in Hungary I lead and teach a              "Supervision in thc Church". The invitations
Seminar an Pastoral Care more then 10 years                meant to call especially church leaders and
now. (Participants of this Seminar are                     institution leaders of the Roman Catholic,
psychologist, physicians, nurses, pastors,                 Reformed and Lutheran Churches. Our
social workers, teachers - etc.)                           program offered scientific and practical
                                                           Information and introduction about this
I participate regurarly in the work of a scientific        working method. Those participated were
body of the Reformed Church in Hungary: they               interested in Supervision. So we hope to go
so called "Collegium Doctorum" (College of                 further an.
Doctors). lt has a section on Pastoral Carc which
is gathering pastors who have their ministry               Address of my working place:
mainly with those in need. Subgroups of this               Gyulai Pal u. 9. Budapest 1085 Hungary - it is
section work during the year as well on special            the local Reformed Church where I am a Pastor
subjects.                                                  My home address:
Ministers who work in the field of Pastoral Care           Wesselenyi u. 6. (IV. 2.) 1075 Budapest,
and Supervision in our Church have formed an               Hungary
Association in 2003 as a country wide                      Both address are working with my name
organization and meet once a year for 2 days               Profession: pastor of the Reformed Church
conference and study. It has good international            Nationality: Hungarian
connections and invites lecturers from inside              Date of' Birth: 1953
and outside of the country.                                Language: English

                                           India - IAPCC

My memory of my association with ICPCC goes
back to 1991 when I attended the 4th
International congress in Holland. My journey
continued to Canada, and then to Ghana.
Ghana was a memorable experience which can
never be erased from my mind. There I had my
first opportunity to be one of the main speakers,
ICPCC is so unique, that it is like a salad bowl
where one can find a mixing of cultural                                      Arles Nalini
diversities, professional backgrounds and
religious traditions as they come together and
share experiences and storries of their struggle
and hope, enriching participants to be better
empathetic carers. These conferences are so
special that apart from providing a platform,            Conceptually, there has been a paradigm shift
they allow delegates, to encounter and exchane           from limiting the counselling minstistray in
intellectual ideas, challenges the existing              dealing with emotional problems alone, to
theories, therapies, intervention and prevention         addressing the
methods. ICPCC influences the delegates to               macro/micro issues that affect everyone. This
realise the need to have an intercultural                trend was emphasized in the Ghana conference,
perspective as opposed to a multicultural and            which the 7th ICPCC conference in my
international view. Moreover, the other                  hometown, will try, to perpetuate doll pursue
significance of they congress is the motivation          further. My prayer is that this dimension should
that it provides, namely a sense of hope and             grow to the extent that we as one family of carers
courage, an assurance to aft carers that they are        would cross over to other cultures with
indispensable to one another across the borders          acceptance and
- a needed message to those who are sailing in           reverence.
lonely boats.                                            Dr. NALINI ARLES - Professor of Pastoral Care
Certainly the Congress has grown enormously              and Counselling - United Theological College -
and it has been a blessing to many.                      Bangalore, India

                          India - Indian in Coordinating Committee

OfERR is a voluntary organization founded by
the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who are in India
for the benefit of their own people in the year
1984. Since their ethnic problem still remains
unsolved for more than two decades, this
organization continues to function in South
India restricted to one state , namely Tamil
                                                                              Peter Kambar
I have been associated with OfERR almost from
the beginning, first as one receiving and                                     Manickam
extending physical support such as shelter,
schooling for children with providing lunch
etc.,later started counslling the traumatised
persons due to war situation back home . Once             voluntary agencies and the Government could
they are settled down and accustomed to the               supply only relief materials such as temporary
local situation, the refugees started looking for         shelter, food, medicine, clothing, household
careers in the new country. However I noticed             utensils etc., It was only OfERR that could
that some of them were interested in helping              really offer trauma counselling with its already
their own people in the field of counselling and I        trained personnel. Only later, the Government
found the potentials also among them. At this             and other agencies came up psycho-social care
stage OfERR which came to recognize my                    programmes.       Another uniqueness of our
trauma counselling already given to them,                 programme was that the trauma counslling was
requested me to extend my services in the area            extended to the survivors by the very same
of training some of the talented ones in the field        persons who had experienced trauma in their
of counselling. This request coincided with my            own lives, received counselling for the same and
retirement from the seminary work. Thus since             also trained to counsel such persons.
2001 I have been training counsellors and
trainers. Over the last six I have trained more           The third stage is that now about 50 tsunami
than 200 counsellors and 50 trainers.                     survivors are being trained to become
                                                          counsellors to their own people. This means
The most significant challenge came to us when            that they need not depend on refugee
the Tsunami hit our shores on December 26,                counellors any more.
2006. When this great tragedy engulfed the                Representative of Indian in Coordinating
people with heavy human losses, both the                  Committee.

    Korea - AAPC Diplomate & Korea Professional Psychotherapy Institute

Currently, I am professionally involved in three
major roles, doing therapy with individual &
marital & group therapies, training &
supervising trainees in integration of
psychotherapy & spirituality at Korea
Professional Psychotherapy Institute(KPPI) in
Seoul, Korea, which was accredited as a service
and training center 7 years ago by the American                          Sangkwon Steve Shim
Association of Pastoral Counselors(AAPC);
The KPPI operates the two major functions, a
Clinical center for therapies on one hand, and a         Credentials :
Training center on the other.                            - Certified counseling psychologist, Korean
The Clinical center offers services of individual        Counseling Psychological Association
therapy, marital & family therapy, and group             - Full member,         Korea   Academy     of
therapy in the heart of the metropolitan city of         Psychotherapists
Seoul ever since 1993 with a fixed fee system;           - Diplomate, AAPC(American Association of
On the other hand, The Training center also              Pastoral Counselors)
offers three levels of the AAPC certification,
namely, Certified Pastoral Counselor(CPC),               - Founding President & Advisor, Korea
Fellow(Psychotherapist), and Pastoral Care               Association of Psychotherapy & Spirituality,
Specialist(PCS). In essence, the Training center         (Seoul, Korea)
trains psychotherapists with 3-year-training,            Author :
on one hand, and Pastoral Care Specialists with
                                                         "Pastoral Counseling with Asian Americans" in
a one-year-training Program;
                                                         Wicks, R.J. et. al. (eds.)
Presently, in our training program, three AAPC
                                                         The Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling,
certified Fellows under the supervision of one
                                                         Vol.3. New York : Integration Books, 2003.
AAPC Diplomate are engaging in training the
trainees with culturally modified and adapted            "Cultural Landscapes of Pastoral Counseling in
AAPC model of Pastoral Care & Counseling in              Asia : The Case of Korea
Korea.                                                   With a Supervisory Perspectives." in Farris,
At this point, 19 CPC level candidates, 14 PCS           J.R. ed.(2002).
candidates, and 1 Fellow level candidate are             International Perspectives on       Pastoral
being enrolled in our current training                   Counseling, New York : Haworth.
                                                         Contact : Dr. S.Shim
Present Position:
                                                         Tel : +822-549-5909
Founding / Executive Director, KPPI(Korea
Professional Psychotherapy Institute) ;                  Fax : +822-544-3941
psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer                 E-mail :

                             Korea - Somang Presbyterian Church

                           Hang Kyu Roe

The colleague of S. Shim is Roe Hang Kyu, who
is an associiate pastor of Somang Presbyterian
Church, which is one of the three largest
congregations in Korea. He is currently a
candidate for his Th.D. degree in pastoral care.
He is als Director of a counseling department in
his church.

                 New Zealand - Research in Intercultural Counseling and Care

Charles Waldegrave is a psychologist, a family
therapist, an Anglican priest, a social policy
analyst and researcher. He is the
Pakeha(European) Co-ordinator of the Family
Centre in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.
He leads the Social Policy Research Unit there
and is also a joint leader of the New Zealand
Poverty Measurement Project. The team of
Maori, Pacific Islanders and Pakeha has
developed therapeutic models and research
that adress poverty, gender and cultural                             Charles Waldgrave
inequality as sources of problems (Just
therapy). By their spiritual, educational work
and research they have achieved changes even
in laws in New Zealand. Charles and his
colleagues lead workshops and educational
events throughout the world and have
published extensively.

                                          New Zealand

R eve. NETA NE JIM BIDDLE                                Netane Jim Biddle
Tutor of ministry training: Tee Taapapa Ki To
Manawa o Te Wheke, Te Whore Wananga o Te
Pihopatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand

A `wee bit`about the Author:
53 years of age, married with three children and
6 grandchildren. In my young days, the English
education system and I did not like each other
so I finished school at 14 and half years of age,
and began working life as a farm labourer and
Carpenter. I became Priest 20 years ago.
Currently, I am a full-time hospital Chaplain.
Out of the past 20 years ago. Currently, I spent
8 as a Prison Chaplain in Maximum Security
and Medium Security Prisons, I have also served
as an Army Chaplain and Industrial Chaplain. I
have been the Chairperson of a Regional
Advisory on Justice and am responsible directly
to the Minister of Justice, of the Government.

                     Nigeria - Coordinating Committee ICPCC

Professor Daisy N. Nwachuku is a Counselling
Psychologist and Pastoral Counsellor. She is a
lecturer at the University of Calabar, Calabar
City, Cross River State, Nigeria. She is the
Founder and Current Executive Director of
Robert Institute for Mission and Development
(RIMAD), an FBO charged with providing
training among Churches and Christian
Organizations, for Clergy and members of local

She was former Editor in Chief for African            Daisy N. Nwachuku
Association for Pastoral Studies and
Counselling (AAPSC) and Co-authored the
African Series Books 1 & 2 on Pastoral Care &
Counselling She is presently Council Member of
ICPCC representing Africa.

The major focus of her research in Pastoral
Theology is contextualizing Care and
Counselling in African realities while still
seeking ways to continue sharing across
boarders in the international community.
Associating with ICPCC, SIPCC and AAPSC for a
long time has provided freshness to her
experiences in theory and practice.

        South Afrika - faculty of Theology at the University of Stellenbosch

I am professor in Practical Theology and
responsible for Pastoral care and Counselling.
We offer an undergraduate B Th (4year) as well
as masters programmes             and doctoral
programmes on a post graduate level. I am
director of four degrees in specialised pastoral
care and counselling
 1. General masters in Clinical Pastoral Care
and Counselling. Theory and praxis-training
under supervision.                                                         Daniel Louw
2. A masters in Clinical Pastoral Care: HIV and
AIDS Counselling and Ministry
3. An M Phil in Religion and Culture in
conjunction with the Humboldt University in             The Swedish Churches is also presented on the
Berlin Germany. This M is offered by both               Executive Committee. I am the director of this
institutions and modules are exchangeable               new founded body. Its goal is to promote
4. An M Phil in Military Chaplaincy Studies.            theological research on different issues as
Some weeks ago we founded a new body in                 related to the HIV pandemic in Africa. Ist task is
Africa for the study of HIV and Aids: African           to liaise and network with different theological
Network for Higher Education and Research in            institutions in Africa and to train on a
Theology and HIV. This body is established              professional level ministers and pastoral
together with the University of Kwazulu Natal,          caregivers. Its aim is to link theological
Pietermaritzburg, the Makumira University               education with community development and
College Tanzania, and the Ethiopian Graduate            processes of interculturalisation and
School of Theology in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia.            contextualisation.

               Sweden - Health Care Chaplaincy in Church of Sweden

My name is Rev Anders Höglund, coordinator of
Health Care Chaplaincy in Church of Sweden.
My background is twenty years as parish pastor
in a small town in Central Sweden. Fifteen of
those twenty years I worked as hospital
chaplain in my home parish. After a period of
ten years as chaplain at the Pastoral Institutet
in Uppsala, a practical theological seminar for
people training for ministry in the Church of
Sweden I am now, since 2000 working as
coordinator for the Health Care Chaplaincy.                                     Anders Högland
My task is to support the diocese in our church
to promote the parishes in their ministry for
pastoral care and counselling amongst patients          care chaplaincy and give courses in pastoral
their family and medical staff.                         care and counselling.
The way of doing that is to                             ·Try to keep a discourse going on on different
A. Keep contact and be available to people              aspects, theological, psychological etc. on
dealing with health care chaplaincy on the              pastoral care and counselling.
diocese level.                                          The main question to day is to deepen the
·Keep in touch with health care chaplaincy at           engagement on a national level on questions
the local level by informing of the development         concerning health care chaplaincy in
of health care chaplaincy in other parts of             municipality and in homes. There are an
Sweden and abroad.                                      increasing number of sick people taken care of
                                                        in homes and in special living in municipality.
·Keep myself and the chaplaincy updated on              The question is to find methods suitable to work
what happens in society regarding health care           in this somewhat new situation. We have also to
reforms etc.                                            find new course plans suited for training of
B. Develop course plans for training in health          parish workers, clergy, deacons and lay people.

                            Switzerland - free lance journalist

Esther R. Suter from Basel, Switzerland -
Reformed pastor, theologian. As a free lance
journalist writing mainly for catholic church
newspapers and agencies. I have visited and
lived in about 25 countries, mainly for profes-
sional reasons and I speak four languages
(German, French, English and Spanish).
I worked as a chaplain at the University
Hospital at Basel for ten years (1988-1998).
Then I had a replacement for 1 ½ year in a                                      Esther R. Suter
congregation as a pastor in a job vacancy. I was
allowed to introduce in cooperation with a team
of the congregation Blessing and Healing                 healing together with Prof. Walter J.
Worships, according to a biblical and ecumeni-           Hollenweger. It is a wish of mine, to get more into
cal tradition. At the same time I started to take        practice in a therapeutic context as well as in a
various courses and formation in Sensitivity;            church context.
Art of Healing, Healing with Love, Spiritual             As a free lance journalist I follow since 1981
Healing, Spiritual Oriented Therapy, Reiki and           congresses, conferences and consultations of
other alternative forms of healing, offered for          the World Council of Churches (8), World
physiscians and therapists. I also practice Qi           Alliance of Reformed Churches (2), of UNO (3),
Gong, Tai Ji and Zen-Meditation (with Willigis           the next will be the 3rd European Ecumenical
Jäger). Actually I am in a two year course (12           Assembly in Roumania September 2007; I often
days per year) on 'Self-Healing and                      write about subjects like Healing, Reonciliation,
Reconciliation' with the psychiatrist Jakob              Women, Justice etc.
Bösch and the healer/medium Anouk Claes. At              I also will write about this congress for the
the international congress PSI in Basel I was            Evangelical News Agency and the Catholic News
invited to represent the church tradition on             Agency. both in Germany.

                                        Tanzania - K.C.M.C.

Born 1960 in Moshi Rural District, Tanzania
Bachelor of Divinity 1992 (Makumira
Theological College, Tanzania)
Pastor in charge, Bashay Gongali Luth. Parish,
Pastor in charge, KIA Luth. Parish, 1995-98
Master of Theology 2001 (Makumira University
College, Tanzania)
Chaplain, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical                                         Archiboldy E.
Centre, Moshi, Tanzania, 2001-04                                                Lyimo
Head of Chaplaincy Dept., Principal of CPE,
K.C.M.C., Moshi, since 2005                                been conducted with religious leaders of
Married, four children (Timothy, Ruth,                     different faiths in the municipiality of Moshi
Joshuah, Naomi)                                            town.
Triggered by the experience as a parish pastor in
a Maasai dominated parish (KIA the area                    Clinical Pastoral Education was offered at
                                                           K.C.M.C. right from the beginning, as a part of a
around Kilimanjaro International Airport,
                                                           holistic approach to health and healing. Pastors
between Moshi and Arusha), Pastor Lyimo                    Archiboldy Lyimo, John Safari and Prince Hiiti,
started two initiatives in favor of the Maasai:            and Sr. Francisca Massawe are teaching in the
• Door of Hope Maasai Girls Educational                    CPE courses, presently assisted by Pastor em.
Ministry will receive young Maasai girls who               Dr. Günter Kohler from Germany and his wife
otherwise would be married as teenagers and                Maja. The students have come from several
loose their chance to complete even primary                Christian churches in Tanzania, Kenya,
education. They will live in a little complex close        Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Congo.
to Moshi, with cattle husbandry, and be able to            Applications came even from Ethiopia. The
go to primary and secondary school.                        standard format of the centre are two four
• Chemchem ya Tumaini (Source of Hope)                     month courses taking up to 15 students each
Foundation cares (1) for treatment of eye and              year, with the focus on female students in the
ENT diseases for Maasai population in the                  February intake, and on (male) pastors in the
K.C.M.C. hospital, and (2) for vulnerable                  July intake. There are only three centers
children and orphans in Maasai community,                  offering CPE in East Africa while the demand
and (3) provides educational support to nursing            has increased considerably in recent years. So
students who are pursuing a B.Sc. in nursing at            the centre at K.C.M.C. also began to look into
K.C.M.C. nursing college.                                  the possibility of Supervisory CPE. Recently a
                                                           three week block of HIV/AIDS counseling has
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre was                   been integrated into the CPE courses, as a
founded by a joint action of the Lutheran,                 response to the deer need of accompanying
Anglican, and Moravian Churches in Tanzania                people hit by the pandemic.
in 1997. It is one of three major referral
hospitals in Tanzania with 450 beds (actually              Current projects of the CPE centre are
600 in-patients) and several teaching facilities           •  an International Curriculum Development
(Medical College, Nursing, and paramedical                    Workshop in October, 2007,
services). Four pastors (two Lutheran, one                 •  construction of an extension building to the
Anglican, and one Roman Catholic) are working                 present students hostel, and,
together in the Chaplaincy Department. As a                •  for the near future, construction of a little
joint initiative of the Chaplaincy Department                 campus comprising teaching facilities,
and the Hospital administration seminars on                   rooms for small groups, offices, a library,
counseling with HIV/AIDS afflicted people have                and a hostel.

                                            USA - APC

I have been a full time chaplain at Advocate
Christ Hospital since 1995. In the beginning, I
worked during the night providing pastoral care
mainly to the Emergency Department patients
and their families. I also provided for the
pastoral care needs in the other areas of the
Hospital as time permitted. For the past seven
years, I have been the chaplain at the cardiac
and the telemetry units. I provide pastoral care
to the heart patients and                                                     Palamittam V.
their families. I always take time to minister to                             Chandy
the staff working in my units since I consider the
ministry to the associates is very significant to
gain highest patientsatisfaction.                         promoting excellence. I represented APC at the
                                                          last ICPCC congress in Bangalore, India.
I am certified by the then College of chaplains in
1977 and grand-fathered by the Association of             Before becoming a Hospital Chaplain, I have
Professional Chaplains                                    been a pastor in Jamaica (West Indies) and in
(APC) in May 1988. For the last three years, I            the US for a total of twenty years.
have been an elected member of the APC Board
of Directors. I take very active role in the              I was born in Kerala, India, as a member of the
activities of the APC. The Association of                 Christian Community and belonged to the
professional Chaplains is a muitifaith                    Marthoma Church believed to be founded by the
association established to certify and serve its          Apostle Thomas in the first century. At present,
membership and to promote professional                    my wife and I are members of the Religious
chaplaincy. The vision of the APC is to be the            Society of Friends (Quakers) My wife , Mary, is
leading membership organization for                       high school teacher and we are glad that we are
professional chaplains, integrating                       able to participate in the pre-congress sessions
multicultural and multiethnic perspectives and            in Dresden and the congress in Krzyzowa .

                                            USA - AAPC

Rev. Douglas Ronsheim is the Executive
Director of the American Association of Pastoral
Counselors (AAPC), Fairfax, VA. AAPC, founded
in 1964, is a national certification and
membership organization whose mission is to
provide training, education and pastoral
psychotherapy. Prior to beginning this position,
in September 2003, Mr. Ronsheim served for 17
years as the Executive Director of Pittsburgh
Pastoral Institute, which is accredited as a
Service and Training Center by AAPC and                                      Doug Ronsheim
licensed as a Community Based Outpatient
Psychiatric Clinic by the Commonwealth of

Professionally, he is a Presbyterian minister,            tenure in Pittsburgh Dr. Ronsheim held faculty
licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist               appointments in the schools of Social Work and
(PA), Fellow in the American Association of               Public Health, University of Pittsburgh;
Pastoral Counselors, Clinical Member and                  Department of Psychiatry, University of
Approved Supervisor, American Association for             Pittsburgh Medical Center and Pittsburgh
Marriage and Family Therapy. During his                   Theological Seminary.

                                            USA - AAPC

"Pastoral theology and care helps people look
deeper at the intersection between their
inherited religious traditions and their current
life situations. From this vantage point,
religious traditions can be reinterpreted in a
manner that assists healing, corrects
distortions, and expands vision."
Larry Graham joined the Iliff faculty in 1977.
Prior to that he served as a chaplain, a pastoral
counselor, a parish minister and an assistant                                  Larry Kent
director of field education. His academic                                      Graham
interests include ministry and friendship, the
social dimensions of pastoral theology and care,
congregational consulting, and clergy
professional ethics, especially in relation to
ethics. He is currently writing on the impact of          member of the Steering Committee of the
war on the pastoral care of families, God's               Society for Pastoral Theology. He is on the
relation to suffering and evil, and death and             editorial board of several professional journals,
dying, grief and loss. From 2000-2002 he was              and has been co-editor of the of The Journal of
Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at            Pastoral Theology. He is an ordained clergy
Iliff. He has published Care of Persons, Care of          person in the United Church of Christ.
Worlds: A Psychosystems Approach to Pastoral              Representative courses:
Care and Counseling, and Discovering Images
of God: Narratives of Care with Lesbians and              ·       Pastoral Theology and Care
Gays.                                                         ·   Ministry and Human Sexuality: Pastoral
A Diplomat in the American Association of                         Care and Theological Approaches
Pastoral Counselors, Dr. Graham has served in                 ·   Pastoral Care in Death and Dying, Grief
a variety of leadership roles and has been a                      and Loss

About Iliff School of Theology

Iliff was founded in 1892 to ensure the academic          Biblical Literature, the American Academy of
integrity of clergy in the Western United States.         Pastoral Counseling and the American Academy
· Iliff is one of thirteen United Methodist               of Homiletics.
seminaries in the United States.                          · The Bacon Education Center houses the Ira J.
· The Iliff students, faculty, and staff come from        Taylor Library which contains more than
a diversity of faith traditions.                          205,800 volumes.
· Average enrollment is between 300 and 350               · The Iliff campus adjoins that of the University
students; approximately 60% are women, and                of Denver in lovely University Park, just minutes
40% are men. Class sizes range from 5 to 50               from downtown Denver.
students.                                                 · The Veterans of Hope Project, a multifaceted
· Iliff offers four Masters degree programs, a            educational initiative on religion, culture and
Doctor of Ministry program, and a joint Ph.D.             participatory democracy, produces educational
program with the University of Denver.                    materials, workshops and programming
                                                          designed to support reconciliation, nonviolence
· Iliff faculty members are on the vanguard of            and an appreciation of indigenous folk wisdom
many professional organizations, including the            for contemporary times.
American Academy of Religion, the Society of

             USA - African Assosiation an Pastoral Care and Councelling

Dr. Wilhelmina Kalu is a Professor of
Educational Psychology and Special Education
and was Faculty at the University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Nigeria until late 2001 when she and
her husband moved to Chicago for the Henry
Winters Luce Professor of World Christianity
and Missions Chair at McCormick Theological
Seminary. Dr. Kalu studied and interned in
Clinical Social work in England and pracitsed in
England and the USA working with families,
children and youth prior to her return to Africa.                               Wilhelmina
As Faculty in Nigeria she combined this practise                                J. Kalu
with academics. She has over two decades of
African family and Pastoral counseling practice
experience, advocacy and community work.                 encourage formation of National Associations
She helped develop the "caring for others"               throughout the continent and confidence in
project in which children from preschool                 development and use of African models for
upwards interacted and cared for                         pastoral counseling. Her main pastoral
institutionalised opharns or babies without              counseling and practice model is the "African
mothers.                                                 soul-care" model. She has written several
Her work has been solution focused along                 papers on this and working on a book on this.
interventive and strengthening lines. This               She has over 65 publications on family,
includes programs developed within and                   children, women and pastoral counseling
outside the Church for teachers and parents to           challenges in Africa. She also co-authored a
work with children and families facing                   book with the late Prof. Masamba ma Mpolo,
challenges. She is also a founder of the                 Risks of Growth: Counseling and Pastoral
Children's Center, a project offering a                  Theology in African Contest, the first
comprehensive package of programs for                    publication of the African Association for
children of all ages all year and with rural             Pastoral Studies and Counseling. She serverd
schools and Prison Library outreach. She also            for over a decade and half in position of Vice
interested in improving literacy and reading             President and President of the AAPSC and a
skills of children in the church and helped              host of the ICPCC 6th Congress, 1999 in Accra,
establish two Church schools. She also was in            Ghana. She has also served on many national
active psychoeducational consultancy practice            and international organisations including the
and pastoral couseling of University students.           World Council of Churches, Geneva as a
She established a Psychoeducational testing              commissioner on Education and with the
service with a library at the Children's Centre.         Family Desk, and the International Council on
She has presented papers and workshops on                Psychology (ICP) as Board Member.
her work internationally. She is interested in           She is currently an Adjunct Professor at
cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary approach in           McCormick Theological Seminary, teaching
studies and training Pastoral counselors                 courses in Pastoral Counseling and Human
especially in Africa. She is a founding member           Development. She continues work on her
of the African Association for Pastoral Studies          projects in Nigeria, Africa.
and Counseling (AAPSC) with a drive to                   She is married with four children.

                          USA - Executive Board of ICPCC

The Rev Steven Voytovich is the PR&C-Officer of
ICPCC. He is the Director of Pastoral Care at The
Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven where he
had previously been Director of Training.                                 Steven Voytovich

                                            USA - AAPC

Archie Smith Jr., Ph.D., Pacific School of
Religion, AAPC Diplomate. Saturday morning’s
plenary address, “Loss, Resiliency and Healing:
Perspectives Across Cultures,” will explore a
paradox of our human nature. On one hand,
there is a sense in which each of us is sealed off
from the other. We wrestle with our own
frustrations, limitations, joys, sickness, and
health. On the other hand, “We are caught in an
inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a
single garment of destiny” (King). What does                                      Archie Smith Jr.
loss and resiliency mean for pastoral care
imagination in a world increasingly threatened
by weapons of mass destruction, and divided by
social class, ideology and religion? Our                  nature. The plenary will address the question:
discipline, theory, and practice are challenged           “What can we learn about our responses to
to find common ground across cultures and                 devastation and loss, resiliency and healing
struggle together, creatively, and effectively            when we acknowledge our own experiences and
while recognizing the paradox of our human                look for clues across cultures?”

                                            USA - CPSC

The College of Pastoral Supervision &
Psychotherapy is a theologically based
covenant community, dedicated to "recovery of
the soul" and promoting competency in the
clinical pastoral field.
CPSP offers the following:
- Accredited training and credentialing for
Pastoral Psychotherapy. Credential is                                              Richard Liew
certification as Diplomate in Pastoral
- Accredited training and credentialing for
Pastoral Supervision. Credential is certification
as Diplomate in Pastoral Supervision.                     as Board Certified Clinical Chaplain or Board
- Accredited training and credentialing for               Certified Associate Clinical Chaplain.
Pastoral Counseling. Credential is certification
as Pastoral Counselor or Associate Pastoral               If you would like to learn more about the life
Counselor.                                                and work of the CPSP, you may contact you
- Accredited training and credentialing for               may contact us          or visit our website:
Clinical Chaplaincy. Credential is certification          CPSP.ORG


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