What is a unit of CPE?
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a graduate level course of clinical pastoral training in ministry. An accredited unit of CPE involves at least 400 hours of training. The training is split over two categories: (1) 100 hours of structured group and individual education. And (2) 300 hours of clinical practice in ministry. The 300 plus the 100 equaling 400 hours is the minimum requirement. Action-Reflection-Action learning process, CPE provides trainees an opportunity to practice and reflect on the act of ministry and the person of the minister within individual group settings.
Who leads your program?
Our program is lead by Dr. Rev. Ch. William R. Greaver, III in partnership with the University of Theology and Spirituality and the Spiritual Care Association. Dr. Greaver, having been a member of ACPE, CPSP, CSCPF, ICPT, CPEI, and SCA has extensive knowledge and experience in CPE and is dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to help you reach your goals. Click here to learn more about Dr. Greaver.
How long is your program?
We offer three units of CPE per year to clergy and laypersons via distance learning modalities in a 16-week program.
Who can benefit from CPE training?
CPE is an experiential transformational clinical training program for the chaplain, lay minister, ordained, professional pastor, social worker, nurse, spiritual director, spiritual life coach, thanatologist, death doula, spiritual care manager, psychotraumatologist, religious educator, volunteer chaplain, suicidologist, militay chaplain, workplace chaplain, hospice worker, palliative care service provider, prison chaplain, priest, psycho spiritual counselor, spiritually integrated psychotherapist, biblical counselor, first responder chaplain, rabbi, imam, pastoral counselor, clinical pastoral psychotherapist, seminary student, CPE supervisor, and spiritual care provider.