CPE Programs

Partners In CPE: The Mercy Community and Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a method of learning pastoral care in clinical settings under supervision. The curriculum emphasizes small group sharing of ministry cases to bring theological and behavioral science concepts together in understanding patients, oneself, families and health care systems. At Partners In CPE students learn to integrate pastoral skills, self-awareness and interpersonal skills toward developing a pastoral identity while providing pastoral care in the clinical settings of Saint Francis Hospital, Saint Mary Home and Mount Sinai Hospital.

The CPE ministry setting includes the acute care hospital, rehabilitation center, mental health, skilled nursing and dementia care as well as assisted living. The program is conducted within a mission orientated culture that values compassionate care and reverence for the spirituality of each person.

We offer the following programs:

  • 2016 Fall Extended Unit: September 5 – December 23, 2016
  • 2016 Spring Extended Unit: January 9 – April 21, 2017
  • 2016 Residency: August 29, 2016 – May 19, 2017
  • 2017 Summer Intensive: June 5 – August 11, 2017