What is Clinical Pastoral Education?
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is interfaith professional education for ministry. It brings theological students and ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounter with persons in crisis. Out of an intense involvement with persons in need, and the feedback from peers and teachers, students develop new awareness of themselves as well as the needs of those to whom they minister. From theological reflection on specific human situations, CPE students gain a new understanding of ministry. Within the interdisciplinary team process of helping persons, they also develop skills in interpersonal and inter-professional relationships.
St. Luke’s Medical Center is fully accredited to offer Level I, Level II and Supervisory CPE by the:
Association For Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103
Decatur, Georgia 30033