The Clinical Pastoral Education & Research Center, Japan
HISTORY OF CPE CENTER [1999-2011]

MEMBERSHIP

 The membership of the Center developed as follows:
Member Status A (corporate) B (individual) C (contributing) Total
1998 20 185 13 218
1999 20 260 17 297
2000 20 310 17 347
2001 20 344 23 387
2002 20 357 28 405
2003 16 393 28 437
2004 16 398 31 445
2005 17 429 34 480
2006 13 398 19 430
2007 14 372 20 406
2008 14 391 20 425
2009 14 376 - 390
2010 14 359 - 373
2011 13 335 - 348


CPE COURSES
 
The Clinical Pastoral Education and Research Center conducted the following CPE courses:
Length (Days) one day two days three days four days five days * Total Days Total Courses Participants
1998 - 5 - 2 12 78 19 166
1999 - 1 3 - 15 86 19 178
2000 - 1 - - 18 92 19 183
2001 - - - 1 12 64 13 84
2002 8 1 - - 14 80 23 106
2003 20 - 1 - 10 73 31 848
2004 14 - - - 10 64 24 521
2005 13 4 - - 10 71 27 615
2006 22 - - - 13 87 35 597
2007 19 - 1 - 8 62 28 436
2008 27 - 3 - 11 97 41 591
2009 20 - 2 - 7 111 29 478
2010 13 - 4 - 11 80 28 374
2011 21 - 4 - 10 83 35 460

  *Among the 5-day courses are 10-day courses included. 10-day courses were conducted in periods of two 5-day courses with a one-day break in between. It was/is strongly suggested to attend the 10 day courses but not all participants were able to do so.
  *The 3-day course (Values Clarification) was started in July 2007.


 The number of Participants who completed the courses
Year A course(30 days) B course(10 days) C course
(10 days)
New Renewal New Renewal
1998 6 - 5 - 3
1999 7 - 14 - 2
2000 23 - 4 - 4
2001 11 - 3 - 1
2003 11 - 0 - 0
2004 5 - 0 - 0
2005 7 1 0 2 0
2006 4 8 3 0 1
2007 7 6 0 1 0
2008 9 7 0 0 0
2009 3 3 0 0 0
2010 8 7 0 1 -
2011 3 5 1 1 -
Total 104 37 30 5 11
  *The above numbers indicate the persons who completed the required courses only For graduation there are additionqal requirements beside the courses.


PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY COURSES
  The St. Sulpice Regionary Seminary in Fukuoka, Kyushu, offered the following courses in philosophy & theology:
Year Date Participants
1998 - 28
1999  September 8 - 12 34
2000  January 4 - 7August 30 - September 8 37
2001  August 29 - September 7 37
2002  August 28 - September 6 34
2003  August 27 - September 5 31
2004  August 26 - September 4 25
2005  August 25 - September 3 48
2006  August 24 - September 2 12
2007  July 19 - July 28 19
2008  July 24 - August 2 42
2009  July 30 - August 8 30
2010  August 26 - September 4 37
2011  July 28 - August 6 46


 Graduates
  The number of Graduates were as follows:
Year A course B course C course
1999 - 1 1
2000 1 2 -
2001 10 - -
2002 12 3 -
2003 11 - -
2004 4 - -
2005 7 - -
2006 4 3 1
2007 8 1 -
2008 9 - -
2009 3 - -
2010 8 - -
2011 3 1 -

STUDY TOUR TO EUROPEAN CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION CENTERS, HOSPITALS & HOSPICES

The Clinical Pastoral Education and Research Center conducted pastoral care study tours annually to Europe.
# Date Participants
5th tour September 11 - 23, 1998 18
6th tour September 10 - 22, 1999 10
7th tour September 15 - 27, 2000 15
8th tour September 14 - 26, 2001 10
9th tour September 13 - 25, 2002 7
10th tour September 12 - 24, 2003 17
11th tour September 10 - 22, 2004 23
12th tour September  9 - 21, 2005 19
13th tour September  8 - 21, 2006 16
14th tour September 15 - 27, 2007 24
15th tour September  3 - 15, 2010 22

ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Clinical Pastoral Education and Research Center conducted its "Annual National Conference" as follows:
Date Place Participants
November 7 - 8, 1998 Kyoto, Social Welfare Institute 114
November 6 -7, 1999 Osaka, New Corona Hotel 132
November 11 - 12, 2000 Osaka, Washington Hotel Shinosaka 159
November 10 - 11, 2001 Tokyo Shinagawa Prince Hotel 240
November 9 - 10, 2002 Osaka Chisan Hotel 156
November 8 - 9, 2003 Tokyo Gakushi Kaikan 144
November 13 - 14, 2004 Tokyo Gakushi Kaikan 192
November 12 - 13, 2005 Nagoya Crown Hotel 195
November 11 - 12, 2006 Fukuoka Denki Building 175
November 10 - 11, 2007 Tokyo Kousai Kaikan 153
November  1 -  2, 2008 Tokyo Gakushi Kaikan 123
September 5 - 6, 2009 Sapporo FUJI Women's College 118
June 12 - 13, 2010 Kobe Shimabun Building  BB Plaza 105
June 18 - 19, 2011 TOKYO, Japan Education Center 160


 The main themes and speakers were:
Year Theme Speaker
1998 Pastoral Care for Suffering persons Rev. Otto Lutz, Catholic priest, retired Hospital Chaplain, Germany
1999 Spiritual Care and Psychiatry Dr. med. Shoichi Ihara, Psychiatrist and Catholic Priest, Japan
2000 Spiritual Pain Prof. Dr. Waldemar Kippes, Director of The Clinical Pastoral Care and Research Center and Catholic Priest, Japan
2001 The bio-psychosocial model - mankind with it's spritual capabilities and necessity for transcendence -With a contribution to the early integration of cancer patients Prof. Dr. med. K.-D. Huellemann, University of Munich, Germany and Dr. med. Brigitte Huellemann, Germany
2002 Listening to the pains of heart and soul Prof. Hisayuki Murata, Tokai University, Japan
2003 Spiritual Care towards patients, their families and friends, and the medical staff - Prof. Dr. med. Shigeki Hitomi, Director of Takazaki Red Cross Hospital, Japan
Life through new life - Prof. Yuushi Nomura, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
2004 - Meaning of life from the perspective of psychiatry and psychotherapy Dr. med. Werner Huth, psychiatrist, Munich Germany
The relationship between medicine and spirituality  
2005 Today's Japanese Spirituality Prof. Dr. Susumu Shimazono, Tokyo University
Japanese Spirituality seen from the viewpoint of Philosophy and Medicine Prof. Dr. Hisayuki Murata, Notre Dame University, Kyoto
Ethics of Psychiatry and Spirituality Dr. med. Waichiro Omata, psychiatrist
Spiritual Suffering and Spiritual Power Dr. Waldemar Kippes, Director of CPE center
Clinical Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease Patients and Spiritual Care Prof. Dr. med. Shinzo Kato, Keio University Tokyo
2006 Japanese Spirituality Prof. Dr. Susumu Shimazono, Tokyo University
Inner Voice and Spirituality Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Oda, Sapporo University
Love towards Life Rev. Ikuzo Suzuki, Deacon
Reason for getting interested in Hospicecare Prof. Dr. med. Masaru Ogiwara
Own Spiritual Care during Hospitalization Dr. Waldemar Kippes, Director of CPE Center
2007 Searching for the Roots of one's Existence Prof. Yuushi Nomura, Aoyama Gakuin?University
Conquer of Spiritual Suffering Mr. Tsuyoshi Higuchi, comic storyteller, who himself conquered cancer
2008 Spiritual Suffering and its Care Prof. Toshiyuki Kubodera, Seigakuin University
Spiritual Suffering Searching for the roots of existence Rev. Takeshi Saito, Kindergarten Director
Spiritual Suffering of Medical Personnel Prof. Dr. med. Shinzo Kato, Keio University Tokyo
2009 Medicine and Spiritual Pain Prof. Dr. Katsutaro Nagata, Nihon Pharmaceutical university
Spiritual Care Geared towards the Roots of Respect for Human Beings Fr. Kenichi Akabae, Paulist
Living together with Aids Patients Mr. Thile Kerkovius, Present Director of Germany's first Aids Hospice
2010 Spirituality and Reality of Spiritual Care Prof. Takaaki Ito, St. Andrew's University
Spiritual Life The Power and inward Peace through Silence Expert from India