ACPE CPE Program
The CPE program at Presbyterian is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Presbyterian Healthcare Services has the only ACPE CPE program in New Mexico.
Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
The goal of Presbyterian's Clinical Pastoral Education program is to foster excellence in the practice of spiritual care. The program is guided toward this goal by Presbyterian's Corporate value of Wholeness: Body, Mind and Spirit, and through high performance and excellence, innovation, teamwork and trust.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is interfaith professional education for ministry. Theological students and ministers and lay persons serve as Resident, Intern, or Extern Chaplains providing spiritual care to patients and families at Presbyterian. A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required to be considered for any of the CPE programs, and a Master's in Theology or Divinity is prefered.
Out of intense involvement with persons in need, and the feedback from peers and faculty, students develop new awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those to whom they minister.
From theological reflection on specific human situations that occur in a healthcare environment, they gain a new understanding of ministry.
Working as a part of the interdisciplinary team of helping persons, CPE students develop rational skills and a deeper understanding of issues related to spirituality and health.
The CPE program at Presbyterian offers two different programs CPE:
CPE Year-Long Residency: August 20, 2012 - August 31, 2013
Part-time Extended Program: TBD
Each extended unit yields one unit of CPE.
Read about the application process, or please contact the Pastoral Care department by calling 841-1234 and asking for Pastoral Care.