Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is an intensive experiential educational program for pastors and religious leaders interested in developing their clinical skills. Students engage in pastoral work and reflect on their experience with a trained supervisor and a peer group. Key areas for learning include integrating theology into pastoral practice, formation as a religious leader, and self-reflection and knowledge. CPE can be an excellent tool for discernment, self-care and renewal.
Advocate has numerous CPE programs throughout the Chicagoland area, some of which are designed to accommodate the schedules of working people. All programs are open to people of any religious background and to both lay and ordained religious workers.
For more information about Clinical Pastoral Education, please consult the following web sites:
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE)
Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)