Clinical Pastoral Education

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 in prisons. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one unit of CPE during their degree programs. Some denominations require CPE as part of the ordination process. Furthermore, CPE is required for professional training for a career in chaplaincy. Union gives up to 6 credits per CPE unit with prior approval of Prof. Su Yon Pak and with the completion of the prerequisite, PS 110.

Directory of accredited CPE centers is available at:

Association of Clinical Pastoral Education

Further links to CPE opportunities:

Healthcare Chaplaincy contact Amy Strano

College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Center for Pastoral Education at Jewish Theological Seminary

Current Students: Click Here to Request to Receive Academic Credit for Clinical Pastoral Education

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