Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Clinical Pastoral Education Program

CPE is theological and professional education for ministry. In CPE, seminary/divinity school students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified lay people minister to people in crisis situations while being supervised. CPE students are challenged to improve the quality of their spiritual care relationships, through involvement with faculty, students, professionals and clients. Spiritual care practice, written case studies and verbatim, individual supervision, seminar participation and relevant reading, are parts of the curriculum that allow students to develop genuine caring spiritual relationships. Through viewing complicated life situations from different viewpoints, students are able to gain new insights and understandings about the human situation. Theological reflection is important in CPE as people seek ways to integrate theology with life experience.



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