Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) brings theological students and ministers of all faiths into supervised encounters with persons in crisis in order to develop pastoral identity and skills. Certified supervisors guide CPE students in theological reflection on their ministry experiences.
Academic credit in either the Master of Divinity or Doctor of Ministry program may be earned for CPE (SM610)
CPE must be done with an institution accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). A directory of ACPE accredited institutions may be found at www.ACPE.edu.
CPE may be done either through intensive, full-time summer placements, or through part-time placements spread out over longer periods of time.
To apply, students must submit an application to the center(s) of their choice. Many centers have an application fee. Application forms and more detailed instructions are also available at www.ACPE.edu.