Clinical Pastoral Education Curriculum
The CMC Clinical Pastoral Training programs follow the standards set by the CPSP, the accrediting organization. A typical unit of CPE requires a minimum of 400 hours of supervised ministry in a clinical setting.
Each CPE student will be assigned to several areas of pastoral responsibility for clinical pastoral work.
Clinical Pastoral Education Curriculum Overview
Two Semesters offered: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Each semester operates independently from the last. One Semester (1 Unit)
- Tuberculosis and other Screens, Vaccine(s)
- CMC Orientation for Staff, Students, Interns (full-day)
- CPE Orientation
In this clinical process the student works to develop her/his gift and talents in ministry.
- Didactics and Seminars
- Verbatim presentations are conducted by Interns, aimed toward development of practical pastoral care skills.
- Individual Supervision offered to each student (IS). An opportunity to work on pastoral care and personal development.
- Medical Unit Assignment: Collaborative Decision Making
- Goal Development and Assessment
- Regular Group Sessions and Individually Focused Supervisory Meetings
- Individual(s) Personal Relationship Development (IPR)
- Development of Student’s Theory of Pastoral Care
- Final Evaluation of Self, Group and Process; Next Steps