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.

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SCC- CPE Application Form (