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Welcome to the website of ICPCC


Welcome to the International Council on Pastoral Care and Counselling.

Our website aims to better facilitate the communication of pastoral care and counselling endeavours across the world. In particular we seek to support and develop this work through regional and international congresses. 

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At our 2011 Congress in Rotorua, Professor Dr. Daniel Louw of South Africa, was elected to the role of President. Please read his report and reflections on the Congress here.  A forward to the publication of congress papers, written by Daniel is included in under our Papers section. For further information about this publication go to the publisher's website

Under the Regions tab, find current Information and where possible contact details of ICPCC representatives. Regional news, congresses and association conference information will be publicised here.

Under the Membership tab, find the current ICPCC constitution and process for application for membership of the Council. A full list of current members and contact information can be found in this section.

In the History section, you will find an outline of past congresses and links to reflections on the early years of the development of our International body by British psychiatrist Irene Bloomfield and Dr. Ulrike Elsdoerfer.

As papers and reports are offered, these will be archived under the Papers tab.
You are reminded that the excellent resource, the Journal for Reflective Practice: Formation in Supervision and Ministry is freely available on line by following this link

It is important for us to sustain and facilitate our networks by up to date communication. Please send your news and any updates regarding significant developments and challenges in the ministry of pastoral care and counselling within your contexts, to the Communications and Public Relations Officer, Jenni Wegener, for inclusion . This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


News from the Regions

North America

NEWS FROM THE REGION: Historic and beautiful San Francisco will host the 2015, 10th International...

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History History

The International Council came into existence in 1979 at the first International Congress of reflective practitioners of Pastoral Care and Counselling held in Edinburgh, Scotland....

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