Our ACPE Certified Clinical Pastoral Education program strives to provide students with a “small liberal arts college experience.” CPMC's acute care campuses have a community hospital feel in the middle of San Francisco, California. In these settings, our ACPE supervisors emphasize interactive learning and support a high level of supervisor-student interaction.
Our multicultural, interfaith ACPE program is well integrated with CPMC’s mission. We are deeply committed to educating students across multiple disciplines in the art and science of spiritual care. We encourage those studying theology, religious studies, medicine, nursing, and other allied health professions to engage in our CPE program to deepen skills to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals, families and staff during health crises and other life events.
Our educational model emphasizes active learning in clinical settings and interactive group reflection with peers and educators. Each CPE unit offers a minimum of 300 hours in clinical practice and 100 hours in educational activities. Students are prepared for careers in professional chaplaincy, congregational ministry, or community service. Healthcare professionals enhance their ability to listen for, communicate with, and serve patients and families around existential concerns regarding their health.
The CPE Program brings students into supervised encounters with people in spiritual need — from crisis and long-term illness to celebrating the birth of a child or a successful surgery. By reflecting on these encounters, students develop a deeper awareness of themselves. Students also cultivate interpersonal skills by working on medical center teams and receiving feedback from peers and supervisors.
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California Pacific Medical Center is fully accredited to offer Level I, Level II and certified educator training by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., 55 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Suite 835, Atlanta, GA 30308. Phone (404) 320-1472. For more information, visit www.acpe.edu.