Field Education

Hybrid Field Education – Clinical Pastoral Education (FE-CPE) Program

Launched in collaboration with the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Center for Pastoral Education, the Hybrid Field Education – Clinical Pastoral Education (FE-CPE) program provides participating M.Div. students with the opportunity to do their clinical hours in field sites other than in healthcare settings. This is a rigorous program, accredited by ACPE as a satellite site of Jewish Theological Seminary, and supervised by an accredited ACPE Certified Educator. This program is fully integrated into the FE courses.

Each year, eight (8) M.Div. students enrolled in Field Education coursework are chosen to participate in the FE-CPE. At the successful completion of the program, students receive both 6 Field Education credits and one unit of CPE.

Applications for FE-CPE are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Helpful information in applying for the program:

You are encouraged to do both 1 & 2 at the same time.

  1. Seek a field placement that allows you regular contact with people. Do not seek a placement where you work alone or have primarily administrative duties. The placement can be at any type of site – church, not-for-profit, healthcare, etc., just as it would if you were seeking a site without the Hybrid program.
  2. Apply to the Hybrid FE-CPE program.
  3. If you are accepted as one of the 8 students in the program, you will attend the Monday evening section of FE 103 & FE 104, along with the other students in Field Ed. The Hybrid FE-CPE program only meets on Monday afternoons. Each week, you will meet as a FE-CPE hybrid cohort with the ACPE Certified Educator. The program will require additional paperwork and occasional meetings outside of class, just as it would if you took CPE independently.

Meet the Hybrid FE-CPE Program Supervisor

Rev. A. Meigs Ross ’83 is an Episcopal priest, a psychotherapist in private practice, and a CPE supervisor. She is a licensed Systems-Centered Practitioner with SCTRI and a clergy coach working with individuals and groups. Rev. Ross currently serves as the director of the Certificate Program in Spirituality and Social Work at New York University.

Previously, Rev. Ross served as the Manager of Pastoral Care and Education at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell, the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at the HealthCare Chaplaincy in New York, and the Director of Pastoral Care and Education at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Rev. Ross received a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and an MSW from New York University.