The Center for Clinical Pastoral Education at Stanford is committed to the education and training of spiritual care providers in a global context. Our center is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. (ACPE) and offers professional education in Spiritual Care for learners from a wide range of religious, spiritual, and philosophical backgrounds.
Program participants are admitted into one of four cohort groups:
- Certified Educator CPE
- Year-Long (Level I and Level II) Residency
- Extended Unit CPE (Level I, Level II or Post-Residency Advance Practice)
- Summer Internship (level I)
At each level, learners bring their experience and interest in spiritual care from a range of contexts, including healthcare. During the training, all of our learners participate as members of the Spiritual Care Service team, and function as spiritual care professionals on patient care units at Stanford Hospital. Cohort groups each have regular class instruction, clinical supervision and individual instruction.
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Health care workers experience stresses, sadness and joys that are unique to our profession. Spiritual Care Service supports our staff through group and individual activities: