Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a hospital-based education program that provides training for leaders from all communities of faith who want to further develop their spiritual care and counseling skills. The CPE center is accredited through the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., and combines hands-on spiritual care with qualified supervision and peer group reflection, preparing people for specialized chaplaincies, and enhancing faith leaders’ congregational ministries.
How it works
The CPE supervisor/educator uses the hospital setting to teach pastoral care and counseling to faith leaders, pastors, seminarians and lay ministers. Individually designed learning contracts focus on pastoral reflection, competence and specialization in spiritual care and chaplaincy. The CPE program, as well as the Chaplain Services Department, seeks to augment and support the mission of Mayo Clinic Health System: Inspire hope and contribute to health and well being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.
One unit is offered each year from January through August. Each unit of CPE consists of:
ACPE outcomes for faith leaders
The Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is accredited for level I and II CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
The Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is a satellite of Mayo Clinic CPE. To apply, go to the student application at www.ACPE.edu and submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Dr. Susan Allers Hatlie
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
Director of Pastoral Education