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CentraState to offer clinical pastoral education

CentraState to offer clinical pastoral education

By |2018-09-19T13:48:21-04:00September 19th, 2018|

CentraState Medical Center is offering Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), a method of learning pastoral practice in a clinical setting under supervision, beginning mid-January 2019 through April/May 2019.

The program, taught by Sharon Douglas, BCC, director of Pastoral Care at CentraState Healthcare System, is designed for individuals who seek to explore and develop their pastoral ministry and identity, or to learn about options in professional clinical chaplaincy. For more than 80 years, CPE has developed and enhanced its methodology by close interaction with persons from the disciplines of medicine, psychology, the behavioral sciences, as well as theology.

Students enrolled in the CPE program at CentraState will be engrossed in exploring topics such as end-of-life care, bio-ethics, palliative care, long-term care, and other healthcare-related topics within the context of an academically affiliated community hospital.

The Spring CPE training at CentraState will offer weekly individual supervision and group sessions. Scheduling of clinical patient care and periodic on-call responsibilities will be negotiated. Upon completion of the course, trainees will earn a full unit (400+ hours) of CPE/Training.

CPE tuition cost is $600, space is limited and the deadline for applications is October 10.

If you would like more information about CPE at CentraState or to enroll, visit or call Chaplain Sharon Douglas at 732-294-2744 or email

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