The Pastoral Care Department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center will offer a Clinical Pastoral Education class beginning on August 13, 2019 and meeting weekly on Tuesdays from, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 3.
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. This program has a minimum of 400 hours of supervised learning per unit of training. Three hundred hours of clinical patient visitation are required.
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 direction of Training Supervisor Rev. Geoff Tio, accredited by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
More information is available through the Pastoral Care Department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, by calling 410-543-7202, or email [email protected]. The deadline for application is July 19, 2019. Class size is limited to 6. Tuition for the 16-week class is $400 plus textbook fees. Application fee is $25 (non-refundable), which will be applied to tuition if accepted into the program.