The program is currently on hold until further notice.
Our Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Certified Clinical Pastoral Education program is an interfaith professional education course for members of the ministry. Through intense involvement with people in need of spiritual care, and the feedback you receive from peers and teachers, you develop new awareness of yourself as a person, your abilities as a caregiver, and the needs of those you serve.
Through reflection on specific human situations, you learn to utilize your faith tradition as a lens that informs your understanding and practice of spiritual care. Within the interdisciplinary team process of helping people, you develop skills in interpersonal and professional relationships.
In addition to the direction of certified ACPE supervisors, supervisors in supervisory education and other professionals in Chaplaincy Services, our CPE program benefits from the expertise of healthcare professionals throughout our campuses. CPE students also regularly participate in educational workshops, didactic sessions with guest speakers and retreats.
CPE students, either as interns (for a single unit) or residents (for four consecutive units), are people preparing to enter professional hospital chaplaincy, seminary students, interested laypersons, others in graduate programs and spiritual caregivers seeking continuing education.