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 research. All 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
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the Guidelines for Writers, the information about Manuscript Review, and/or Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal at http://journals.sfu.ca/jpcp/. prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process. You may have a bit of a struggle the first time you attempt to upload an article, but please persist - and follow the directions provided. If it does not work for you, after a reasonable effort with no success, please contact the Managing Editor for assistance.
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 (MngEd@JPCP.org). Each applicant must submit a curriculum vitae, writing samples, along with an academic or professional letter of recommendation for consideration.
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