Academic Credit for CPE:

  • When the student is accepted into a program, attach a copy of the prospective on-site supervisor’s acceptance letter or email to the Request for Academic Credit for CPE form and deliver the documents to Dr. Pak.
  • To download the REQUEST FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT form go to the following link: Academic Credit Request Form for CPE
  • This form must be submitted to the Field Ed Office prior to the CPE course.
  • At the end of the CPE course, the student must submit a copy of their completion letter or CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION to the Field Ed Office.
  • Students enrolled in an extended CPE program should have their on-site supervisor send a brief interim report to Dr. Pak during the month of January.
  • Union gives up to 6 academic credits towards one unit of CPE with prior approval of Prof. Su Yon Pak and with the completion of the prerequisite, PS 110. Afterwards, students can continue to do CPE without academic credit.
  • For further details about the possibility of meeting field education requirement through CPE, see the entries for FE/PS 363-364 or FE/PS 366Q in the Course Catalog.


CPE Resources

Directory of accredited CPE centers is available at:


ACPE Directory of Accredited Centers


Further links to CPE opportunities:


College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Center for Pastoral Education at Jewish Theological Seminary 


Link to information regarding Chaplaincy


Chaplaincy Innovation Lab  

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)

National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) 

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

Wellspring Chaplaincy Initiative  



CPE Openings
Name Owner Date  
CPE Residency w/LBGTQ & Intersectional Focus   Lisa Simon 2/11/2021 1:55:54 PM    
Residency Position in Intersectional LGBTQ Advocacy. Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston is offering a single CPE residency position focusing on LGBTQ elders and communities of color. Funded by the Carpenter Foundation, the student will do three units of CPE. Their clinical work will include LGBTQ education, advocacy, and support across the Hebrew SeniorLife system and in the community, in addition to traditional chaplaincy on an assigned HSL housing campus or medical unit. This position builds on the work of three previous LGBTQ residents in the HSL CPE program, and adds to this scope with HSL’s forthcoming expansion into Boston’s African American community. $40,000 per year plus benefits are offered.

12 Mo CPE Residency NYPres-Brooklyn Methodst Hosp   Lisa Simon 2/4/2021 3:28:17 PM    
New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is seeking candidates for a 12-mos Residency, with 3 CPE Units & a base salary of $32,125 + weekly overtime for a 24-hr-duty shift, and full benefits. Residents will rotate: medical/surgical units, critical care, obstetrics, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry and rehabilitation. The program's ACPE Educators: are Peter Poulos and Daniel Silberbusch. For more information see flyer.

JTSA Summer 2021 CPE Programs Now Accepting Apps!   Lisa Simon 1/22/2021 1:52:22 PM    
The Jewish Theological Seminary is accepting applications to its Summer 2021 CPE programs. The priority deadline is Feb. 12. The program will include online learning and tele-chaplaincy. Options for site placements: End-of-Life Care, Eldercare, Addiction Recovery, Mental Health, and Prison Reentry. See flyer for links and more information.

Summer Palliative Care/CPE at UC San Diego Health   Lisa Simon 1/4/2021 10:30:51 AM    
CPE Interns at UC San Diego Health will explore spiritual issues in health care, advance care planning and collaborate with health professionals to better support community members. Placements include inpatient, outpatient and emergency medicine patient care settings throughout the health system. Additionally, interns will work with the Doris A. Howell Palliative Care Service.

CPE Programs at New York Presbyterian NYP 2021   Lisa Simon 10/20/2020 4:33:45 PM    
New York Presbyterian (NYP) is an accredited ACPE System Center with CPE groups and clinical placements at the following NYP locations: Columbia Univ. Medical Ctr/ Morgan Stanley Children's Hosp., Weill Cornell Med. Ctr, Allen Hospital, NYP Queens. We are accepting applications to all of our CPE programs which include: Full-Time Residency, Part-Time Extended Internship, & Full-time Summer Internship. Our pastoral care team is multi-faith and dynamic, and our educators are seasoned ACPE-certified professionals. NYP chaplains play an essential role in providing for the religious, spiritual and existential needs of a widely diverse population of patients and families from all religions and cultures.

Mount Sinai's CPE Residency: Apply for 2021-22   Lisa Simon 10/19/2020 4:22:02 PM    
Mount Sinai has an opening in their 12mos residency for the 2021-22 year. Applicants need to have completed a prior unit of CPE. The residency is full-time, demanding, with 24 on-call once a week. The Residents receive a salary and benefits. 7/12/21-7/8/22.

Extended Part-Time CPE at The New Jewish Home Fa20   Lisa Simon 9/28/2020 10:42:06 AM    
The New Jewish Home currently has 2-3 spots available in a stipended extended CPE unit beginning Oct 22 2020 ending May 6 2021 at The New Jewish Home on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This unit will be an in-person / remote-learning combo.This CPE unit includes a stipend of $1000 per student as well as tuition scholarship. No on-call responsibilities. Our program is created in partnership with The Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. We welcome inquiries to or Rabbi Yael Schmilovitz

CPE at Bellevue Hospital 2020   Lisa Simon 3/9/2020 1:28:48 PM    
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is the oldest public hospital in the U.S. Bellevue offers the best urban medical care in the country. Its historic mandate to serve all people has bestowed upon it a singular responsibility for excellence and humanity in its work. Modern pediatrics, hospital-based psychiatry, emergency and outpatient care, and nursing all were established for the city and the nation at Bellevue. As a student in our program, you will become a part of an interdisciplinary care team that serves hospitalized patients and their loved ones. This direct service facilitates the application of learned theory and your own personal and pastoral experiences as you minister to patients, families, and staff.

UC San Diego Health Summer 2020 CPE Intensive   Lisa Simon 2/18/2020 12:06:12 PM    
UC San Diego Health will be offering the only summer intensive CPE program in the San Diego area this summer. The focus will be on palliative care. Tuition assistance is available thanks to generous funding from the Cambia Health Foundation. UC San Diego Health is accredited to offer Level 1 and Level 2 CPE as a pre-accredited center by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

Summer CPE at Jersey City Medical Center (NJ)   Lisa Simon 1/23/2020 3:44:09 PM    
In the summer of 2020 Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC / offers an opportunity for a clinical placement in the Clinical Pastoral Education / Training (CPE/T) program based at our affiliated hospital Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Students from theological seminaries and graduate schools of theology / religion, as are adult learners (including area clergy and other religious leaders) who are available for 11 weeks of full-time clinical training. Interns in the JCMC clinical option will complete a minimum of 300 hours of direct pastoral care during the summer unit.
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