AAPC Pastoral Counselors

AAPC Northwest Region


Welcome to the website of the AAPC Northwest Region of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). Membership is open to all who support the AAPC mission to bring healing, hope and wholeness to individuals, families and communities by expanding and equipping spiritually grounded and psychologically informed care, counseling and psychotherapy.

AAPC Northwest Region 2018 Regional Meeting

November 9-10, 2018
The INN at Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Keynote Speaker is Carrie Doehring, PhD
Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Iliff School of Theology and Denver University.

Program on: Evidence-based spiritually integrated care of moral injury and moral stress

Notes from the Chair

Paul Shoup
AAPC Northwest Region Chair

For those of you who were in attendance at our Fall conference at Seattle University, we were treated to a wonderful educational experience presented by Dr. Jill Snodgrass. We were encouraged by the spirited discussions and conversations about the value of integrating spirituality with the therapeutic process.

We also took opportunity to remember the contributions and the value that Doug Anderson brought to our region and to the whole movement of Pastoral Counseling. We know well how much Doug will be missed from our fellowship.

We are now looking forward to the future. We are hoping to energize our four subregions to connect with each other so that we have a much more grassroots effort and opportunity for persons to find therapists with similar interests. (read more)

Notes from the Treasurer

Anthony Terndrup
AAPC Northwest Region Treasurer

My name is Anthony Terndrup and I have been called to serve as Treasurer for AAPC Northwest. I have been a member of the association and region for over 20 years. From 1996 to 2013, I provided clinical pastoral psychotherapy at the Pastoral Counseling Center of the Mid-Willamette Valley in Corvallis, Oregon. During those years, I often attended our association conferences and regularly attended our regional conferences. Previously, I served as our local Vice Chair for a two-year term.

In July 2013, I accepted a new challenge to manage the clinical mental health program for Lutheran Community Services Northwest in McMinnville, Oregon. (read more)

Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling

AAPC is pleased to announce a new member benefit! Complimentary access to the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling is now available via the AAPC.org website. 

The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, co-published by SAGE Journals with Journal of Pastoral Care Publications, Inc., is a peer-reviewed journal that advances theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective literature on pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and research.

To access JPC&C: 

  1. Sign in to AAPC.org using your username and password
  2. Find the Membership tab on the Navigation bar
  3. Click on the JPC&C page, which will be listed at the bottom under the Membership tab 
  4. From the JPC&C page, click on the big orange button that says, “Access the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling”

Surprising Reasons that Leaders Step Up to the Plate

In 1995 Eddy Brame and Marty Crouch sat in front of Eddy’s early version of the beige compact Apple computer with the nine-inch screen, while Eddy furiously worked on completing her application for Certified Pastoral Counselor. Marty supportively looked on as he secretively hoped Eddy would speed up the process. He wanted to proceed with his mission to take her to the coast for a romantic getaway.

This would be the beginning of a commitment the couple made to contribute to the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Marty would take on the role of supportive technical assistant behind the scenes while Eddy served in leadership positions and became a Fellow in the AAPC.

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