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Counseling Services

Couples & Family
Relationship Issues
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Fears
Personal Growth
Parenting Support
Stress Management
African American Mother with Daughter
African American Boy

Regional Chair:

Rev. Dr. John Mokkosian
15 Ermer Road Suite 215
Salem, NH 03079
603-890-6767 Ext 100
[email protected]

Secretary: Rev. Dr. Ron Dieter
[email protected]
Treasurer: Rev. Ed Cornell
[email protected]

Pastoral Care Specialist Coordinator:

Dr. Laurence Hechscher
15 Ermer Road Suite 215
Salem, NH 03079
603-890-6767 Ext 122
[email protected]

Members At Large:

Rev. Dr. Mark Watts: 

      [email protected]

Aaron Pawelek: 

     [email protected]

Ron Baard:

     [email protected]

Marion Williams:

     [email protected]

Northeast and Eastern Region Fall Conference



FRIDAY - SUNDAY       OCTOBER 26 - 28, 2018



Weekend Theme:




This year’s AAPC Eastern/Northeast Region will have a little bit of a different flavor and feel.  We are putting aside our strong emphasis of clinical training and instead focusing on our Formation process.  Our intention is take you on a refreshing and refueling journey of reflection and dialogue.

We are delighted to have Dr. Ben Doolittle as our primary presenter.  Dr. Doolittle is the Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program. He is also the Medical Director of the Faculty-Resident Continuity Clinic. His practice focuses on addiction, Hepatitis C, HIV, and primary care. His research interests explore the intersection of medicine and spirituality, wellness and burnout. Ben is also an ordained minister, holding a MDIV from Yale Divinity School, and serves a local urban congregation.  Dr. Doolittle will lead two sessions.

Session One:

This workshop will explore the common stressors of professional burnout and suggest models for deepening joy and meaning in the profession  practice.  This workshop will be "hands on," employing three exercises which may be easily replicated in other settings. First, we explore joy, compassion, and meaning by engaging the work of philosophers Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun who designed the Yale course, "Life Worth Living." Second, we reflect upon the modern interpretation of the medieval tradtion of Gaudeamus Igitur "Let us rejoice," using the poetry of Dr. John Stone. Third, we employ the art of asking meaningful questions based upon Marshall Goldsmith's book Triggers.

Session Two

This workshop is a “hands on”, interactive experience which will use engineering and design techniques to address 5 important domains in crafting a well-lived life as described in Buettner’s bookThe Blue Zones.  There will be individual exercises and small group discussion to craft measurable, achievable activities to design a thriving life.  


Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter serves as an Associate Professor of Theology at St. John’s University. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. She is licensed to practice Mental Health Counseling in the State of New York, and is Board certified as a professional counselor.  Dr. Heaney-Hunter will facilitate creative community times along with Dr. Timothy Wildman, Jim Wildman and Rev. Dr. Carroll Arkema.  Through the use of music and poetry they will draw attention to those moments, persons, relationships, and memories which move us deeply and offer a glimpse of Divine Mystery and the Spirit’s healing presence.




To register for the conference, go to http://www.aapc.org/event/eastnortheastconference


PLEASE NOTE:  All categories include meals and conference center use charge.  The Full Conference Registration fee includes 6 meals; the One Day only registration fee includes 3 meals.


Full Conference Registration 

October 26, 27 and 28


Member Registration:  $350.00 

Retired Member Registration:  $335.00

Spouse/Partner Registration:  $280.00

Student Registration:  No charge for registration; $210 for Room and Meals

Commuter Registration:  $255

One Day Only Registration

AAPC Member 1 Night Accommodations: $250. 

Retired Member 1 Night Accommodations:  $235.00 

Student (1 Night Accommodations): No charge for registration; $110.00 for Room and Meals

Commuter (1 Day Only):  $155.00 

Commuter, Student (1 Day Only):  $80

For more information, contact 

Lee Dieter: Northeastern Regional Administrator, at [email protected]or by phone at (603) 714-0870.