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Clinical Pastoral Education Schedule

Spring

Half-Time Unit starts early October
Half-Time Unit ends early March

  • Applications accepted through June 30
  • Application review completed by July 15
  • Acceptance letters sent out August 16

 

Summer

Full-Time Unit starts early June
Full-Time Unit ends early August

  • Applications accepted from January 1 through March 1
  • Application review completed by March 15
  • Decisions made by April 1
  • Acceptance letters sent out May 16

 

CPE Program Components

In addition to providing direct spiritual care to patients, families, and staff, and sharing on-call responsibilities, the following are standard components of a CPE unit:

  • Direct ministry: Students work with patients, families, and staff.
  • On-call responsibilities: Students share 24-hour emergency response throughout the hospital, including evenings and weekends.
  • Peer group work: Students participate in verbatim seminars, theological reflection, and interpersonal group meetings.
  • Clinical supervision: Students receive group and individual supervision in all areas of training.
  • Didactic seminars: Presentations are offered on selected issues relating to ministry and hospital chaplaincy.
  • Reading and papers: Students are expected to do supplemental reading and prepare papers.
 
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