Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Level 1/Level 2
Requirements for CPE
at PHM (minimum) for all CPE levels:
Bachelor's Degree or
One or more years of
theological training (preferred)
Aptitude for care giving
and cross cultural ministry
Admission interview by
Pacific Health Ministry
RESIDENCY PROGRAM September 2019-August 2020
Program is 53 weeks, usually
begins late August. The current course began on September 4, 2018.
The next CPE course is scheduled for September 3, 2019-August 31, 2020. We are accepting applications now . Application deadline is January 31, 2019.
listed above, PLUS
· Support by an appropriate religious group's judiciary body
· Prior CPE experience (preferred)
EXTENDED PROGRAM 2019
Program varies from 11-26 weeks; the schedule varies. The class meets online once a week for 4-5 hours.
- The tentative next program dates are from March – July 2019.
- It is tailored for local ministers on the islands of Hawaii.
- Application deadline is January 31, 2019.
- Tuition for this Extended CPE Program is $700.00
- Applicants must:
- Have an electronic device to access Internet for online group meetings for the
duration of the course
- Attend mandatory weekend CPE Orientation in Honolulu from March 9 -11, 2019.
- Meet weekly online with CPE Group on Mondays for approximately 3 hours
(Time – TBD)
- Meet online for Individual Supervision (Date/Time – TBD) with Certified
- Complete 16 hours of weekly clinical assignments at one of the healthcare
facilities that PHM serves (Clinical Site – TBD) with Clinical Coordinator
- If accepted into CPE program, complete all required paperwork/pre-screening
forms (background check/health screenings) by February 26, 2018 for clinical site
assignment orientation, if applicable.
SUMMER PROGRAM 2019
Program is 11 weeks for one full-time unit of CPE. The next course is scheduled for June 3, 2019 - August 16, 2019.
We are accepting applications now. Application deadline is January 31, 2019.
SUPERVISORY CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION
The Supervisory CPE
Program is a specialized program for persons demonstrating strong spiritual
care abilities and the aptitude to become a clincial pastoral educator (to
supervise CPE programs). Openings for the program are limited and become
available at various times. Persons interested in this program should
check the "Position Openings" section of the PHM website. For more
information, contact the CPE Department at Pacific Health Ministry.
Masters of Divinity
degree or equivalent (consideration is given to alternative processes to becoming
Ordained, licensed or an
cross-cultural ministry and professional adult education
Successful completion of
at least 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (Level I and II)
Completion of Clinical
Completion of a CPE
application, including all CPE unit evaluations (supervisor evaluations and
student self evaluations)
Interview with the
Center Supervisor and Admissions Committee
APPLICATION INFORMATION & PROCESS:
We have a continuous
admissions process and accept students for all CPE programs throughout the
year. We encourage early application! Due to the CPE Center's setting, we
receive a large number of applications. Your application will be
considered once ALL application materials and the application fee are received. US Applicants for the Resident program should apply at least six to twelve months in advance. Applicants for the Summer CPE Program should apply early in the fall - early winter before
the summer they want to train.
the CPE Application,
including your application summary and all essay-style answers, and e-mail
or mail with a $75.00 application fee (non-refundable)
to Pacific Health Ministry.
- Mailing Address: Pacific
Health Ministry, Attn: CPE Program, 1245 Young Street, Suite 204, Honolulu
HI 96814. E-mail: [email protected]
- Application fees may be paid
online at www.phmhawaii.org or by check or money order
payable to “Pacific Health Ministry” mailed to above address. Application fees must be paid with submission of CPE application.
- All previous CPE evaluations
must be included in the application. (*If you have not had a previous
unit of CPE, please attach your admissions interview summary completed by
a ACPE Certified Educator or qualified admissions interviewer who is
knowledgeable in ACPE standard and guidelines.)
- An acknowledgement will be sent
when we receive your application. If
you receive no response, please contact the office at 808-591-6556 to ask
if your application has been received.
- Should additional information
be required, you will be contacted for specific materials.
- Reference forms will be
e-mailed to three persons listed as references on application form.
- The Admissions Committee
evaluates CPE applications, arranges interviews and makes final student
selections. Persons are selected to create a diverse training group.
- You will be notified as soon as
possible after a final decision about your application.
is available by contacting the CPE Department at Pacific Health Ministry at
International applicants should apply as early as a year in advance due to the lengthy visa application process. International applicants are eligible to apply for the Residency CPE Program. One-unit CPE Programs (such as Summer or Extended) does not fall into this eligible category of CPE application because there are no available visas for short-term CPE programs.
Application submissions for international applicants for the CPE Residency Program deadline is at the end of October (before the following Residency CPE Program). Incomplete application submissions after October 31st will not be considered. Passports must be valid for the educational period for which the international applicant is applying for. A copy of current valid passport should be attached with application materials.