Sharp Memorial Hospital
Clinical Pastoral Education at Sharp Memorial Hospital
Practicing the art of spiritual caregiving.
When facing illness or trauma, many people seek solace and meaning from spiritual counsel. At Sharp, we believe in providing a level of comfort and healing that goes beyond just the body. If you're interested in the practice of clinical pastoral service, we offer a unique program to educate and support you.
Accredited by ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education, our graduate-level Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE) provides valuable resources and unique hands-on learning opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Intern CPE, Extended Unit — This part-time unit of CPE is an introductory level generally for those who want to take CPE while they are working or going to school. There is no stipend for the extended unit.
Residency CPE — This full-time (40 hours per week) program offers advanced clinical pastoral education. The program begins each year at the end of August and runs for 53 weeks. This one-year-plus-a-week format allows for one week of meaningful overlap and connection between outgoing and incoming classes. There is a yearly resident stipend for six funded residency positions.
How to apply.
Learn more about our Clinical Pastoral Education Program (PDF). And when you're ready to apply, just fill out an application (PDF). You may need to disable your browser's pop-up blocker in order to view these documents.
Statement of confidentiality and student rights.
Annual Notice (published in accordance with ACPE Standard 304.4):
This ACPE CPE center guarantees to its students the right to inspect and review education records, to seek to amend them and to specify control over release of record information. A student has the right to object to record content. If not negotiable, the written objection will be kept with and released with the record. Violations of Annual Notice protocols may be reported to the chair of the Accreditation Commission at: ACPE, One West Court Square, Suite, 325, Decatur, GA 30030. For more details, see "Maintenance of Student Records" in the Sharp HealthCare CPE Student Handbook - Policy 11170.99.
Sharp HealthCare CPE program, operated by Sharp Memorial Hospital, is an ACPE-accredited center for Level 1, Level 2 and Certified Educator CPE Programs.
Rev. John Breding, Rabbi Susan Freeman and Rev. Mica Togami are ACPE certified educators.
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