What is CPE?
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a unique educational experience for individuals of all faith groups. The Spiritual Care Center (SCC) offers CPE to faith-based professionals, lay ministers and theological students seeking professional growth and development within a clinical or community based setting.
CPE students learn through action-reflection model providing them an opportunity to grow and learn through different settings.
What does CPE consist of?
The CPE training program includes various methods of didactic and applied learning:
Students participate in 100 hours of didactic lectures offered live and via zoom.
Students journal their learning in weekly Reflection Reports which depict significant experiences with patients and thoughts about ministry.
Students will prepare a verbatim that outline’s their interaction with patients or clients.
Students engage in weekly one-on-one Coaching/Supervisory Sessions with their CPE Supervisor. The weekly sessions allow students to receive personalized coaching and mentoring.
CPE students partake in 300 hours of supervised Clinical Training at their current place of ministry or any number of settings including but not limited to; hospitals, hospice, corporate settings, prisons, or nursing homes.