Clinical Pastoral Education
(CPE) with Princeton HealthCare System
Also known as CPE, Clinical Pastoral Education is a
program in which seminarians, clergy, and some qualified lay-people provide
pastoral care to patients and engage in an "action-reflection" model
of learning. Each student engages in group work with peers as well as in individual
supervision with their supervisor. Clinical placements are available at the
University Medical Center of Princeton, Princeton House Behavioral Health, and
One unit of CPE is required for ordination in many
faith traditions. Four units of CPE is required in order to seek board
certification as a chaplain.
We currently have two CPE offerings:
1) An 11-week, full-time summer unit
2) A part-time, academic year unit
Each offering includes 300+ hours of patient care,
100+ educational hours, occasional Sunday worship leadership at the University
Medical Center of Princeton and Princeton House Behavioral Health, and
occasional on-call coverage. Each student will serve as the primary chaplain on
two units and participate as part of the departmental team.
We are currently in the planning stages for
starting a CPE Residency in Fall 2017 and will begin recruitment in 2016.
Our CPE program is a satellite of Jewish Theological Seminary's Center for Pastoral Care Education, an Association
of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) center (www.acpe.edu).
To submit an application, first download a CPE
application from the ACPE website: https://www.acpe.edu/ACPE/Resources/Forms.aspx
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. They will schedule an interview with you as space is available in the
program as admissions occur on a rolling basis.