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The Commission on Accreditation of Pastoral and Psychotherapy (CAPPT) is a specialized body that accredits post-graduate training in Clinical Pastoral Education/Training (CPE/T) and Pastoral Psychotherapy training programs in the United States as well as internationally.

Brian H. Childs, Ph.D.

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Brian H. Childs, Ph.D. is currently Community Professor of Bioethics at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Ga. Prior to coming to Savannah he was Director of Ethics and Professor in the Medical School of the University of Maryland Medical System. He also directed the program in Spiritual Care and was responsible for a Clinical Pastoral Education program. He has had academic appointments in the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, The School of Medicine of the University of Maryland, The School of Medicine at Emory University and at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. He has also taught at Seton Hall University and Princeton Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree is in Classics (Greek and Latin literature and philosophy) his graduate degrees are in divinity, philosophy, and he studied for his doctorate with both Seward Hiltner at Princeton Theological Seminary and with Paul Ramsey at Princeton University. He is a Diplomate in Supervision and a Diplomate in Psychotherapy with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy and is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  An author of eight books and scores of articles he has editorial responsibilities with several learned journals.