Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is professional education for interfaith spiritual care giving and religious leadership. It brings participants of all faiths (chaplains-in-training and lay persons) into supervised ministry with individuals in crisis. CPE consists of clinical service, formational opportunities and significant introspection.
During their CPE experience, participants engage with intensive and extensive encounters with persons in crisis. They have an opportunity to grow personally and professionally from feedback of CPE peers and educators and reflect theologically on specific human experiences. This is a time to develop interpersonal and interprofessional relationship skills and to deepen and fine-tune your understanding of spiritual care.