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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is an interfaith professional education program for ministry and spiritual care. It brings participants into supervised encounters with persons in crisis. Out of an intense involvement with persons in need and feedback from peers and educators in a supportive environment, participants develop a new awareness of themselves personally and professionally. The process of reflection on practical experience enables the development and integration of intercultural, interpersonal and interfaith skills.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is open to persons from many vocations and religious traditions. Theological students, seminarians, and clergy use CPE both for personal and professional growth in the formation process and as a continuing education opportunity. Health care providers of all disciplines use CPE to integrate skills of spiritual caregiving into their work within their own disciplines.
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