CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION (CPE)

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is professional education for ministry which brings theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders, and qualified laypersons into supervised encounters with “living human documents” in order to develop their pastoral identity, interpersonal competence and ministry development.

Ministry with people and learning from that ministry through reflection, discussion and evaluation with other students and the supervisor is the very heart of CPE. The CPE process utilizes verbatims, case studies, and other means for reporting one’s ministry for evaluation and supervision. The discussion will focus on what is happening with the caregiver, as much as what is happening to the people receiving ministry.

The CPE students will be involved in weekly seminars and receive supervision focusing on theological, medical, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and group dynamics. The entire experience provides opportunities for challenge, support, care giving and reflection.

The Center for Clergy Care and Education is pleased to be able to offer parish-based CPE units through the Baptist Hospital CPE Program’s accreditation.

The Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Baptist Healthcare in Pensacola, FL, is fully accredited by:

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103
Decatur, GA 30033-4611
Phone (404) 320-1472
Fax (404) 320-0849
www.acpe.edu