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Clinical Pastoral Education

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 Supervisors 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.

TYPES OF PROGRAMS:
 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.
*Not all types of programs are available during the year.
 
Four types of programs available:
*Not all types of programs are available during the year.
  • Summer CPE (full-time, approximately 13 weeks), end of May through middle of August.
  • Resident CPE (full-time, 53 weeks), end of August through end of August of the following year.
  • *Extended CPE (part-time, approximately 26 weeks)
  • *Supervisory CPE (full-time), duration varies
SUPERVISORY CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION:
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 ACPE CPE Supervisors and for international students preparing to conduct CPE in their country of origin.
 

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Pacific Health Ministry is:

Accredited for Level I, II, and Supervisory CPE by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE),
One West Court Square, Suite 325,
Decatur, GA 30030
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