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Clinical Pastoral Education Leadership

Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor or Director
The CPE Supervisor/Director conducts CPE units according to the Standards of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) and the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Summer units and extended units are provided. With the Administrator of Spiritual Care, the CPE Supervisor/Director works in collaboration with the St. Mary CPE program partners to provide ongoing professional education to students seeking ordination in their denomination of ministry certification in chaplaincy.

Educational & Experiential Requirements:

  • Masters degree required from an accredited institution in Theology, Pastoral Care, Spirituality, Counseling or similar discipline.
  • 1600 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education (4 Units) required.
  • Board Certification required in Chaplaincy.
  • Board Certification as Supervisor Required from either NACC or ACPE.
  • Endorsement by a denominational representative and professional organization; currently active in a faith community. 
  • Five years or more pastoral experience in healthcare setting.
  • Required to maintain behavior in the community consistent with high moral character.

Clinical Pastoral Education Program Coordinator
The CPE Program Coordinator works with the CPE Supervisor/ Director to recruit candidates for CPE as well as maintain records in keeping with NACC and ACPE Standards. Provides orientation of students. Maintains communication with St. Mary CPE partners.