CPE

Program Details & Unit Level Descriptions (During the Covid 19 Crisis, CPE functions online)

 

 

Rev. Karen Miller is a certified ACPE educator and  has been the CPE Director for the past six years. She is an alumni of the TACC program herself. To contact Karen, please, email kmiller@taccatstlukes.com

Admission

Under the supervision of TACC’s Director of CPE, ACPE Supervisor Rev. Karen Miller, the Center offers Level I/II CPE as an intensive Summer unit (11 weeks) and as two extended, 15-week units in the Fall and Spring. Admission to the program is based on the completion and evaluation of the CPE application and a possible admission interview.

To Apply

To apply for CPE training, we require a non-refundable $60 application fee, a minimum of a 10-page application document and a potential interview after the application has been reviewed by an ACPE supervisor. You will find the ACPE Application form for Level I CPE on the ACPE website www.acpe.edu.

Sessions

We begin training in January, May and September each year. The spring and fall units are 15-week extended part-time units (18.5 hours of ministry in the community and 6-8 hours of educational time). The summer unit is an intense 11-week full-time experience with 32 hours a week of ministry and 8 hours of educational time.

CPE Units

Winter/Spring 2020

  • TACC urban ministry:
    January 20 – May 1
  • WellStar Hospitals:
    January 20 – May 15

Summer 2020 

  • TACC urban ministry:
    May 26 – August 7
  • WellStar Hospitals:        
  • June 8 – August 31

Fall 2020

  • TACC urban ministry:
    September 8 – December 18
  • WellStar Hospitals:
    September 8 – December 31
Unit Level Descriptions

Level I: Addresses basic competencies and issues of pastoral reflection, pastoral formation, pastoral identity and functioning in one or more units of CPE. A CPE student must meet Level I CPE outcomes, as documented in the supervisor’s evaluation, as a prerequisite for acceptance in Level II CPE.

Level II: Addresses advanced competencies and issues of pastoral functioning, reflection, and integration. The goal is to accumulate four units of CPE, including CPE Level I units completed in one or more authorized ACPE Centers.

Extended Part-Time CPE Program: Successful completion of a sixteen to 18-week unit for one credit unit of Clinical Pastoral Education Level I meets standards of Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. Students must satisfy the following requirements for course credit:

  • 6 hours of group work one morning per week
  • 1 hour of individual supervision weekly
  • 18.5 hours of clinical experience weekly
  • Completion of ACPE accredited CPE units are applicable towards eligibility for certification through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). CPE extended units are offered twice a year in January-May and in September–December. Program dates will be provided.

Summer Intensive CPE Program: Successful completion of 10-14 full-time weeks of CPE Level I training for one credit unit of Clinical Pastoral Education meets the standards of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. Students must satisfy the following requirements for course credit:

  • Six hours of group work 2-3 mornings per week
  • 1 hour of individual supervision weekly
  • 40+ hours of clinical experience weekly
  • Completion of ACPE accredited programs is applicable towards eligibility for certification through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education ACPE and the Association of Professional Chaplains APC. CPE summer intensive units are offered from June – August every year.
Certified Educator Candidates

Contact us for more information if you are interested in attaining your certification as an ACPE Certified Educator. Contact CPE@taccatstlukes.com for more information.