Posted In Uncategorized on January 30, 2015
The Pastoral Care Department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce they will be offering Clinical Pastoral Education beginning February 22, 2015. Clinical Pastoral Education (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 is a minimum of 400 hours of supervised learning per unit of training. The spring program unit is from February 22 through June 15, 2015. 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, or 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 a CPE training center accredited by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, (CPSP). Classes are under the instruction of the Reverend Richard Walton, M.Div. More information about Clinical Pastoral Education is available through the Pastoral Care Department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, by calling 410-543-7202, or email [email protected]. Applications are being taken now and class size is limited. Tuition for the full unit, 16-week class is $400. Application fee is $25 (non refundable) which will be applied to tuition if accepted into the program.