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Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is an interfaith professional education for ministry.
CPE is experience-based theological education for seminarians, clergy, and laity of diverse faith traditions, cultures, and ethnic groups.
CPE develops one’s capacity for the pastoral and spiritual care of individuals, families and systems.
CPE teaches skills and theoretical content in the disciplines of theology, sociology, behavioral sciences, family systems theory and cultural diversity.
CPE supervises encounters in ministry with persons in crisis.
CPE is about developing new awareness of self and others through group and supervisory feedback as well as self-reflection.
CPE is learning to care and learning to be cared for within a community of care.
CPE focuses on goals of pastoral reflection, formation and competence.
CPE focuses on the art of listening and engaging in one’s feelings and the feelings of the other.
CPE focuses on the use of spiritual discernment and assessment.

For more information about Clinical Pastoral Education, please consult the following websites:

  • Learn more about the program
  • CPE Residency Program
  • Extended CPE Internships
  • Summer CPE Internships
  • History of the Program
  • Contact Us
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Faculty
  • Program Application and Criteria