Currently, two Extended CPE Units consisting of 25 weeks each and a Summer Intensive CPE Unit consisting of 12 weeks, are offered each year.
Extended CPE Units:
Spring/Summer: March 1 – August 31
Fall/Winter: September 1 – February 28
Summer Intensive CPE Unit:
Summer: May 20 – August 7
We offer a program designed for specific faith groups and seminaries, who wish to create their own student groups and have them trained/educated in a specific time period. The syllabus is tailored to the individual needs of the group. Please inquire more about this option via email or a phone call.
Lutheran Partners CPE Program is accredited by the ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education). This training program enables students to connect with people in their deep vulnerability, hurt and pain, and to provide spiritual care and support to people in crisis.
CPE as Continuing Education: In this program faith leaders and other ministry professionals dive into unique aspects of pastoral work in their congregations and other respectful places of ministry. It is an opportunity to brush up on “old” skills and routines, dive deeper into one’s self-awareness and revitalize pastoral care and ministry of presence. It provides an opportunity for pastors, priests, rabbis and other religious leaders to engage in continuing education without taking time away from people in their congregations; but rather practice their new skills within their faith community.
Group educational time includes: presentations of cases from professional practice; receiving feedback, consultation and supervision; identifying learnings and solutions for the next action; seminars / didactics on pastoral care related topics, discussions; group process and personal sharing.