CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a professional clinical education for ministry with people in crisis. Though most accredited centers are in hospitals, there are CPE programs in hospice, long-term care facilities, and in prisons. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one unit of CPE during their degree programs. Some denominations require CPE as part of the ordination process. Furthermore, CPE is required for professional training for a career in chaplaincy. Union gives up to 6 credits per CPE unit with prior approval of Prof. Su Yon Pak and with the completion of the prerequisite, PS 110. 

Directory of accredited CPE centers is available at:

Further links to CPE opportunities:

Students planning to receive Union credits for Clinical Pastoral Education must complete the following three steps:

(1) Students must obtain and complete a Request to Receive Academic Credit for Clinical Pastoral Education Form by clicking here.

(2) attach a copy of the prospective on-site supervisor’s acceptance letter or email to the Request. Deliver documents to Dr. Pak.

(3) After the specified internship, students must have the on-site supervisor send verification of the successful completion of one unit of CPE to Dr. Pak. A copy of the Completion of CPE Certificate will also be accepted. In addition, 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.

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 Openings
Name Owner Date  
CPE at Greenwich Hospital Greenwich CT Fall 2018   Lisa Simon 6/18/2018 9:23:22 AM    
CPE Fall Extended Unit for Level I and Level II students. Dates: 9/20/18 through 2/14/19, 20 weeks. Tuition for all programs is $600. Scholarships are available. We are now accepting applications for this fall program. Greenwich Hospital, a major academic affiliate of Yale University and part of the Yale New Haven Health System.

Extended Part-Time CPE at The New Jewish Home   Lisa Simon 4/25/2018 10:31:25 AM    
The New Jewish Home will offer a part-time extended CPE unit internship in 2018-2019. The program runs for 30 weeks, September through April. As an ACPE approved program, it requires a minimum of 400 supervised hours of spiritual care practice and learning. Clinical work is 10-12 hours a week with patients and residents in long term care and post-acute rehab. Clinical placements are available at our Manhattan or Westchester campuses, however each week includes a required four hour educational seminar (Tuesdays 1-5pm) in Manhattan.

Bellevue Hospital CPE programs 2018/2019   Lisa Simon 4/19/2018 11:28:20 AM    
Bellevue Hospital has offered clinical pastoral education for over 75 years. Bellevue is the oldest public hospital in the United States and provides the best urban medical care in the country. Its historic mandate to serve all people – including the undocumented, impoverished and disenfranchised - has bestowed upon it a singular responsibility for excellence and humanity in its work. Bellevue provides students with rich and varied learning opportunities in the art and practice of spiritual care in a health care setting.

CPE at Advocate Good Shepherd Hosp (Barrington IL)   Lisa Simon 4/18/2018 12:01:41 PM    
Summer intensive CPE program at three medium to large community hospitals located in this northwest suburb of Chicago. ACPE accredited program for summer runs June 4-Aug 17 2018. There are also extended CPE internships available 9/1/18 - 8/31/19.

CPE at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich CT Fall 2018   Lisa Simon 4/16/2018 1:59:14 PM    
CPE Fall Extended Unit 2018 for Level I and Level II students. Dates: 10/2/18 through 3/7/19, 20 weeks. Tuition for all programs is $600. Scholarships are available. We are now accepting applications for this fall program. Greenwich Hospital, a major academic affiliate of Yale University and part of the Yale New Haven Health System.

Fort Collins Spiritual Care Resident Position   Lisa Simon 3/13/2018 11:29:36 AM    
Fort Collins Clinical Pastoral Education (FCCPE), an ACPE Accredited program, is seeking to fill the Spiritual Care Resident position at Colorado State University (CSU) for the August 6, 2018- August 2, 2019 program year. The 12-month residency will consist of 3 units of Level I/II CPE. The salary is $35,000, plus eligibility for benefits at employee rates. Tuition will be $ 150 for each of the three CPE units.

Archcare CPE Summer 2018   Lisa Simon 3/8/2018 10:28:39 AM    
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is clinical training and experiential theological education designed to improve the quality of pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths and levels of experience. Our program uses a reflection-action model of learning that integrates components of direct spiritual care, personal and theological reflection, supervision, peer review and supportive group process. As a student in our program, you will become a part of an interdisciplinary care team that serves our diverse population of residents and their loved ones. This direct service facilitates the application of learned theory and your own personal and pastoral experiences as you minister to residents, families, and staff.

CPE at Greenwich Hospital Summer 2018 Greenwich CT   Lisa Simon 2/19/2018 4:10:08 PM    
CPE Summer Unit for Level I and Level II students. Dates: May 29th through August 2nd, 2018 10 weeks, weekly classes, Tuition for all programs is $600. Scholarships are available. We are now accepting applications for this summer program. Greenwich Hospital, a major academic affiliate of Yale University and part of the Yale New Haven Health System.

JTS CPE programs in Hospice and Prison Re-Entry   Lisa Simon 2/13/2018 2:20:27 PM    
Our Clinical Pastoral Education programs enable interns to connect with vulnerable people in their shared humanity as they search for meaningful responses to the challenges of life and death. Interns engage in small group seminars and receive individual supervision, deepening their pastoral identities, theology, and skills. Seminary students, clergy, and professionals from all faith traditions and all Jewish movements are welcome to enroll in the center’s CPE programs. For more information, please visit www.jtsa.edu/cpe.

Mayo Clinic Clinical Pastoral Education Residency   Lisa Simon 1/24/2018 10:35:47 AM    
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN three spots available in its CPE Residency program. Deadline for application for Fall 2018 is March 31, 2018. This program provides 3 unites of CPE over a 12-month residency beginning Sept. 4. To find out more about this highly regarded program see the attached materials.
 
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