Clinical Pastoral Education

About the CPE ProgramCPE Team

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at CHRISTUS Health is a clinical ministry education program that allows students to learn by experience in a clinical setting while working under the supervision of a qualified CPE Certified Educator.

The primary educational purpose of CPE is to provide:

  • Develop, enhance, and integrate a minister’s personal identity and spiritual care functioning
  • Develop and cultivate a variety of interpersonal and academic skills related to the provision of spiritual care in a variety of clinical settings
  • Become increasingly effective in the provision of spiritual care with care recipients


Our Mission, Spirituality, and Core Values form the foundation for our provision.

  • Our Mission: “To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
  • Our Spirituality: The Spirituality of CHRISTUS Health compels us to service in response to the needs of others to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
  • Our Core Values: Dignity, Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Stewardship

Accredited by ACPE: The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education


CPE at CHRISTUS Health is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), for Levels I, II and Certified Educator CPE, 1 Concourse Parkway, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30328, 404-320-1472 or visit our website at

Aspects of Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Utilizes the Clinical Method of Learning: Action-Reflection-Integration
  • Aspects of Theological, Spiritual, and Psycho-Social-Ethical Learning Resources
  • Primary Teachers: the Varied Care Recipients Served
  • The Complementarity of Service and Learning
  • Importance of Reflection and Group Learning
  • Learning in Interdisciplinary, Interfaith Community

For more information or to apply

Contact ACPE