CPE - A Life Changing Experience

Are you interested in chaplaincy? How about developing your pastoral care skills? Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will provide you the opportunity to pursue both of these goals and more. 

What is CPE?

CPE is about change, transition and transformation and involves peer and individual supervision as part of the action-reflection process.  CPE is designed to call forth, recognize, and strengthen an individual’s unique gifts in ministry in dialogue with one’s spiritual heritage and the behavioral sciences.  The clinical learning process provides opportunities to integrate personal and professional growth during an exciting and transforming educational experience.

Who Should Consider CPE?

  • Persons interested in chaplaincy as a career
  • Individuals interested in chaplain certification
  • Seminarians who are pursuing careers in ministry
  • Clergy who desire additional skills in pastoral care and counseling
  • Laypersons interested in providing pastoral care in a variety of setting, i.e., congregation, community, law enforcement, etc. 

What Does it Involve?

A unit of CPE involves participation in a clinical/ministry setting in which one provides pastoral care to individuals, couples, families, and staff.

As a minimum, the CPE participant is required to submit an application and once approved identify a clinical site.  These activities must occur at least 3 weeks before the unit starts:

  • Complete a CPE Application: https://www.cpe-international.org/aacc-cpe.html

  • Locate a clinical/ministry site, which includes but is not limited to (one or more sites can be utilized):

    •  Congregation

    • Healthcare (hospital/hospice

    • Law Enforcement

    • Fire Department

    • Marketplace / Community

Are you interested in chaplaincy? How about developing your pastoral care skills? Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will provide you the opportunity to pursue both of these goals and more. 

Cost?

A unit of CPE is $899. 

CPE Structure

  • A unit of CPE covers 14 weeks.  During the 14 weeks, students complete 400 hours (300 hours in a clinical/ministry setting, and 100 hours in individual/group supervision and self-study).

  • Students can begin during any beginning unit.

  • Certification:  CPEI offers chaplaincy certification. Review the requirements: www.cpe-international.org

  • Online/Virtual Modality: CPE students meet weekly with their CPE Supervisor and peer group for approximately three hours, typically during the evening hours although this may vary.  Sessions are conducted via as a distance learning (online /virtual) modality, which requires students to have access to a computer with a webcam and a confidential location to meet.

CPE Unit Dates
  • February 24 – May 25, 2020
  • June 1 – August 31, 2020
  • September 14  – December 14, 2020

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Additional Information

Contact:

Dr. Dallas E. Speight

CPEI Executive Director

Executivedirector@cpei.us

904-233-6885

 

Credentialing/Certification Questions

Rev. Al Henager

Credentialing@cpei.us

(913) 439-8564