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Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling

 ISSN 1542-3050 (Print)  ISSN 2167-776X (Online)

The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling advances theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective literature on pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and researchAll material submitted to JPC&C must reflect the ethical standards of the pastoral associations that sponsor JPCP Inc These standards are available at the associations’ websites.
JPC&C publishes articles such as the following.
  • Concrete and detailed reports of significant areas of pastoral/spiritual care work, with discussion
  • Research Studies of importance to the pastoral/spiritual care mission of religious communities
  • Articles advancing understanding of the practice of Clinical Pastoral Education and Pastoral Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Articles that explore the distinctive as well as the common characteristics of Ministry/Spiritual Care in relation to other helping professions and/or institutions

During 2009 through 2014 JPC&C has been published at  Starting with Vol 69:1 (March, 2015) JPC&C will be published on the platform of SAGE Publications JPCP at SAGE – and subscriptions and submissions will be managed at that website.

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the Guidelines for Writers and other information about doing that which you will find at Please contact the Editor in Chief if necessary.

Peer Reviewers are selected on the basis of their professional qualifications and literary and/or research contributions to the field of pastoral/spiritual care and counseling.  Most are recommended by the leadership of JPCP Inc. sponsor associations. .  An Individual may also apply to become a Peer Reviewer through a formal letter of request to the Editor in Chief  Each applicant must submit a curriculum vitae, writing samples, along with an academic or professional letter of recommendation for consideration. 

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