The Pastoral Care Department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center is pleased to offer a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) spring class beginning January 20, 2017. 

CPE is clinical education for ministers, seminarians and lay pastoral leaders to develop pastoral care skills.  Attention is given to meeting the spiritual needs of patients, families, staff and CPE members. The program requires a minimum of 400 hours of supervised learning per unit of training and 300 hours of clinical patient visitation time.  The fall session will continue through June, with six hours of seminar per week. 

The educational approach used in CPE is described as “action-reflection-action.” Students provide pastoral care to patients, family members and staff, and then use their experiences for reflection and learning. Students participate in seminars that provide direct supervision, peer interaction and accountability for one’s professional functioning. While seminary courses provide the basis for the theology of pastoral care, CPE provides the clinical component of theological education by emphasizing learning by doing.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is affiliated with Community Care Chaplains of Arizona, and is a satellite training center, under the direction of Training Supervisor Rev. Geoff Tio, and is accredited by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP). 

Additional information about Clinical Pastoral Education is available through the Pastoral Care Department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center by calling 410-543-7202 or emailing Joyce LeCates at joyce.lecates@peninsula.org.

Applications are now being accepted; the deadline to apply is December 30, and class size is limited to six participants. Tuition for the full-unit, 16-week class is $400.00 plus the cost of classroom text materials. There is a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 that will be applied to tuition if accepted into the program.