Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a student-centered educational experience that draws upon the learner’s life and the learner’s ministry in order to enrich the growth, education, and work of the learner in ministry. The ministry context for the learner (i.e., the CPE student) is usually a hospital where s/he ministers to patients, families, and staff. The learner’s life experience and clinical experience come together to influence the learning so that the learner listens to both, draws from both, and becomes a more self-aware pastoral caregiver. The learner’s awareness impacts the learner’s ministry. This page and the posts on them are a trail of some of the impacts of CPE upon my ministry as a pastor and my life as a person.

Candidacy and Fatherhood, May 31, 2016

Candidacy and Fatherhood, May 26, 2016

It Was Fear That I Saw, May 20, 2016

What Are You Really Choosing, March 20, 2016

Stuff I’m Writing 3, March 18, 2016

Stuff I’m Writing 2, March 16, 2016

Stuff I’m Writing 1, March 14, 2016

Siblings by Choice, March 8, 2016

Differences in Worldview, March 2, 2016

Room for Grief, February 16, 2016

Dangerous Grief, February 14, 2016

Supervision Helps, December 22, 2016

Living the Intersection, November 29, 2015

The Reflective Practitioner, November 17, 2015

Counseling & Psychotherapy of Religious Clients, October 13, 2015

Ready, October 9, 2015

Supervisory Education Student Training, September 27, 2015

The Blessed Child, August 11, 2015

Apologies, Reflection, Apologies, August 6, 2015

History of Pastoral Care in America, July 28, 2015

From a Book I’m Reading, July 20, 2015

Stories of God, July 12, 2015

Cost in Human Dreams, July 8, 2015

Prayers, May 20, 2015

Listening Is, April 26, 2015

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, April 16, 2015

Valuable Spiritual Possessions, March 12, 2015

Public Process Notes, March 2, 2015

Last Breaths, January 17, 2015

Advent Post #24, December 23, 2014

Advent Post #20, December 19, 2014

Considerations on Peace From Howard Thurman, November 28, 2014

I’m Still Scared, November 25, 2014

Nudge Toward Self-Scrutiny, November 17, 2014

Why Pastors Should Take CPE (2 of 2), November 5, 2014

Why Pastors Should Take CPE (1 of 2), November 2, 2014

Cognitive Routes Toward Empathy, October 21, 2014

The Dumb Comfort of Your Presence, October 7, 2014

Clinical Pastoral Education, September 13, 2014

Blog Break, September 9, 2014

Pressing Pause, November 8, 2013

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