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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

The CPE Program at Pacific Health Ministry gives strong emphasis to direct clinical practice to enhance spiritual care skills and provide opportunities to experience people from many backgrounds.   Like all CPE Programs, learning happens in a small group seminar setting that includes review of pastoral practice, group dynamics, didactic presentations and experiential events with Hawaii institutions and community organizations.  The ACPE Certified Educators put strong emphasis on developing individualized learning programs to fit specific needs.  This is to craft a training program that will prepare students for ministry service following their CPE experience.


This program is for persons in theological school, needing to meet ordination requirements, wanting to explore institutional ministry or clergy desiring greater exposure to spiritual care ministry.  The program teaches ministry formation, pastoral visitation, crisis counseling, institutional ministry practice, and the ability to provide service to diverse people culturally and religiously.


Four types of programs available:

*Not all types of programs are available every year.

  • Resident CPE (full-time, approximately 53 weeks), usually end of August through the end of August of the following year.
  • Summer CPE (full-time, approximately 13 weeks), usually end of May through the middle of August.
  • *Extended CPE (part-time, approximately 26 weeks), schedule varies
  • *Supervisory CPE (full-time, duration varies), schedule varies


Supervisory education students learn the art and skill of clinical supervision of CPE students (CPE Supervision). PHM has individualized programs for students seeking certification as a ACPE Certified Educator.


Clinical Pastoral Education at Pacific Health Ministry is Accredited by

The Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)

One West Court Square, Suite 325

Decatur, GA  30030

Phone: 404-320-1472


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