Course Information

for Clinical Pastoral Education Department

 

Level 1 Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE 510)

Credits:6

Level 1 curriculum outcomes must be satisfactorily addressed prior to admission to Level 2 units. Satisfactorily addressing the Level 1 outcomes usually requires completion of 2+ units of Level 1 CPE. The curriculum for Level 1 CPE addresses the fundamentals of pastoral formation, pastoral competence and pastoral reflection. The supervisor’s final evaluation will include a statement attesting to the competence demonstrated at the time of the evaluation. Outcomes define the competencies to be developed by students as a result of participating in each unit of CPE.

Level 2 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) (ACPE 520)

Credits:6

The curriculum for CPE Level II addresses the development and integration of pastoral formation, pastoral competence and pastoral reflection to a level of competence that permits students to attain professional certification and/or admission to Supervisory CPE. The supervisor’s final evaluation will include a statement attesting to the competence demonstrated at the time of the evaluation. [Unit of CPE is: minimum of 100 structured education hours: 300 clinical curriculum practice hours]. Satisfactorily addressing the Level 2 outcomes usually requires completion of 2+ units of Level 2 CPE. Progression into Level II requires a level of competency in the Level I outcomes that permits the student to be building upon those competencies and no longer needing to address them as primary learning objectives. This is established through the supervisor’s judgment documented in the written evaluation. Outcomes define the competencies to be developed by students as a result of participating in each unit of CPE.

Supervisory CPE (ACPE 610)

Credits:6

Through Supervisory CPE, qualified persons who have demonstrated pastoral, professional and clinical competence will develop competence in the art, theory and practice of supervision of clinical pastoral education. This is a multi-year program of learning, which has a varied schedule, requires a specialized application process, and is limited in number of applicants considered. Requires 3+ units of supervisory CPE each year. {Reference: ACPE, Inc. Certification Manual} The objectives of Supervisory CPE define the scope of the Supervisory CPE program curriculum. Outcomes define the competencies that result from a supervisory student’s participation in Supervisory CPE programs.