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Clinical Pastoral Education

 

 
Overview

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a program that integrates theological and professional education for ministry in a clinical setting. This program is open to seminary graduates, those in the midst of their theological education, ordained clergy of varied faith traditions, and qualified lay people. During this program students will provide ministry to people in crisis, grief, and other situations involving suffering. While conducting ministry the student will also be closely supervised individually and in a group setting by certified CPE supervisors. In this setting the student will have the opportunity to improve upon their pastoral skills. As the student participates in group and individual supervision he or she will learn to integrate behavioral science methodology with their own personal history and spirituality. For more information related to the various programs go to program information.