CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION

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)

 

CPE Openings
Name Owner Date  
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 / https://www.rwjbh.org/jersey-city-medical-center) 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.

Summer CPE at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)   Lisa Simon 1/23/2020 3:42:55 PM    
In the summer of 2020 Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) offers a summer intensive unit (400+ hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education / Training (CPE/T). Students from theological seminaries, graduate schools of theology / religion, and graduate programs in clinical counseling are encouraged to apply, as are adult learners who are available for 11 weeks of full-time clinical training.

Fort Collins (CO) CPE Residency Program (FCCPE)   Lisa Simon 1/3/2020 10:09:29 AM    
Fort Collins Clinical Pastoral Education (FCCPE) is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residency program. The Residency program begins in August 2020 and concludes in August 2021. The 12-month residency will consist of 3 units of Level I/II CPE. The program is seeking to fill three CPE Resident positions. Each of the Residents will have primary responsibility for ministry at one of the three clinical sites; there will be learning opportunities for each of the Residents at all three clinical sites.

Summer CPE at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)   Lisa Simon 12/19/2019 11:14:30 AM    
In the summer of 2020 Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) offers a summer intensive unit (400+ hours) of Clinical Pastoral Education / Training (CPE/T). Students from theological seminaries, graduate schools of theology / religion, and graduate programs in clinical counseling are encouraged to apply, as are adult learners who are available for 11 weeks of full-time clinical training. Trainees in this internship program will serve as clinical chaplains in an academically affiliated comprehensive acute care hospital (https://www.rwjbh.org/saint-barnabas-medical-center). Using a theologically grounded process of action-reflection clinical training, interns develop and refine basic counseling and pastoral care skills, and hone professional authority and identity as clinical care-providers. Trainees will accompany a diversity of persons through life crises; and in so doing will explore issues related to group dynamics, grief, end-of-life care, bioethics, and other healthcare related topics.

CPE at Greenwich Hospital (CT) Summer 2020   Lisa Simon 12/4/2019 2:56:07 PM    
Greenwich Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health and affiliated with Yale Medical School, is a 206-bed community hospital serving lower Fairfield and Westchester Counties. The facility offers care in general medicine and all subspecialties and has Medical-Surgical Intensive Care and Intermediate Care units.

Roper/St. Francis CPE (Charleston, South Carolina)   Lisa Simon 10/2/2019 3:49:08 PM    
Roper St. Francis (RSF) is the South Carolina Lowcountry’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. The 657-bed system consists of 95 facilities and services in 7 counties. The CPE program is an integral element of Roper St. Francis. CPE students are assigned clinical responsibilities at system facilities and at sites throughout the community. The hospital settings provide unique opportunities for clinical exposure, ministering experience and a wide range of learning opportunities.

San Francisco Night Ministry SUMMER CPE   Lisa Simon 9/13/2019 3:11:47 PM    
The San Francisco Night Ministry (SFNM) announces a full-time summer intensive unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training in Summer 2020. Anyone who has a four-year degree or equivalent, an earnest engagement with a spiritual community, tradition or practice, and a heart of service is welcome to apply. CPE is spiritual care training in a clinical context. Students use CPE for personal and professional formation. Many hospices and hospitals require spiritual care professionals to complete at least one unit of CPE. SFNM is fully accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (www.acpe.edu).

San Francisco Night Ministry Buddhist Centered CPE   Lisa Simon 9/13/2019 3:07:36 PM    
The San Francisco Night Ministry (SFNM) announces a part-time "extended" unit of Buddhist-centered Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training in Spring 2020. Anyone who has a four-year degree or equivalent, a Buddhist practice or an intimacy with Buddhist teachings, and a heart of service is welcome to apply. CPE is spiritual care training in a clinical context. Students use CPE for personal and professional formation. Many hospices and hospitals require spiritual care professionals to complete at least one unit of CPE. SFNM is fully accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (www.acpe.edu). SFNM offers a unique clinical context: spiritual care on the streets of San Francisco. Students will practice the Bodhisattva Way by caring for the most marginalized populations, mostly during the night.

New Jewish Home 2019-20 Extended Part-Time CPE   Lisa Simon 8/19/2019 1:19:14 PM    
The New Jewish Home announces 2019-2020 Extended Part-Time CPE Unit. The New Jewish Home’s CPE program is a satellite of the ACPE accredited Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. CPE units through ACPE include at least 400 supervised hours of spiritual care practice and learning. Clinical placements will be at our Manhattan facility or by arrangement possibly at one of our other sites. The unit will be led by Rev. Paul Steinke and Rabbi Jonathan Malamy.

Hebrew Senior Life Geriatric CPE Su20 (Dedham, MA)   Lisa Simon 8/7/2019 12:12:10 PM    
Our curriculum addresses spiritual care as it relates to aging, illnesses of aging (including dementia), family caregivers, bioethical decision-making, dying, and bereavement. Special attention is given to cultural and demographic diversity impacting the spiritual issues of older adults, including trauma-informed care, recognizing resilience, working with patients with dementia, LGBT identities, and being “not religious.” Students serve as chaplain interns on assigned HSL units, providing spiritual care to patients, families, and staff. Our primary lens is that of Jewish spiritual care; students who wish to learn about spiritual care from the perspective of other religious/spiritual traditions are invited to make this one of their learning goals.
 
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