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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a professional clinical education for ministry with people in crisis. Though most accredited centers are in hospitals, there are CPE programs in hospice, long-term care facilities and prisons. CPE is not required by Union for the M.Div. degree, but it is required by some denominations and conferences as part of their ordination requirement. Furthermore, CPE is required for professional training for a career in chaplaincy. Union gives up to 8 credits per CPE unit with prior approval of Prof. Ann Ulanov and with completion of one of the prerequisite courses (PS 204, PS 209, or PS 310).
Students planning to receive Union credits for Clinical Pastoral Education must:
For further details about the possibility of meeting field education requirement through CPE, see the entries for FE/PS 363-364 or FE/PS 366Q in the 2012-2013 Academic Catalog.
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