Overview

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program Description

The Cleveland Clinic Spiritual Care Department is accredited for all levels of CPE training. The weekly training consists of: clinical time with patients; Verbatim seminars; Didactic sessions; Interpersonal Relations group work; and Individual Supervisory Consultation. Participants receive an evaluation and certificate at the completion of each unit. Applicants need not be ordained to be considered, but preference is given to those with some theological education from an accredited institution. Applications are accepted year round for the following programs. Inquiries may be directed to the CPE Director: Rev. Dr. Robert McGeeney at ClinicalPastoralEducation@ccf.org or 216..444.2518. For general information about CPE, please visit www.acpe.edu.

Summer Intensive Unit

Each summer, the Spiritual Care Department offers a full time course in hospital Chaplaincy. This unit requires 40 hours each week, mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday, with two class sessions per week. Regular weekend and evening on call shifts are required. This course runs for ten weeks between the months of May and August. Please contact the Administrator for exact start and end dates. Parking vouchers are provided. Tuition is $500.

Fall Extended Unit

This unit is ideal for those currently seeking employment or employed in part time or flexible positions. This class meets on a designated day each week. Students are expected to participate in one class session for eight hours, morning and afternoon. Students also commit to sixteen additional hours of clinical time per week, which includes regular weekend and evening on-call shifts. This course begins in late August or early September and concludes mid-December. Please contact the Administrator for exact start and end dates. Parking vouchers are provided. Tuition is $500.

Spring Extended Unit

Similar to the Fall offering, this unit is ideal for those currently seeking employment or employed in part time or flexible positions. This class meets on a designated day each week. Students are expected to participate in one class session for eight hours, morning and afternoon. Students also commit to sixteen additional hours of clinical time per week, which includes regular weekend and evening on-call shifts. This course begins in early January and concludes mid-May. Please contact the Administrator for exact start and end dates. Parking vouchers are provided. Tuition is $500.

Residency Program (limited enrollment as available)

This year long program consists of three units. It is expected that a resident will have completed one unit of CPE prior to beginning this program. This unit requires 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, with regular weekend and evening on call shifts. The program begins in late August and concludes the following summer. Please contact the Administrator for exact start and end dates. The stipend is $27,000.

Supervisory Education Student

(limited enrollment as available)

As students progress through the supervisor certification process, a cohort of instructors and peers forms to guide participants in developing their supervisory methods. Please contact the Director for further details.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Cleveland Clinic does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities, on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state, or local law. In addition, Cleveland Clinic administers all programs and services without regard to disability, and provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

Documents


Statement of Confidentiality and Student Rights

Annual Notice (published in accordance with ACPE Standard 304.4):

This ACPE CPE center/program guarantees to its students the rights to inspect and review education records, to seek to amend them, to specified control over release of record information, and to file a complaint against the program for alleged violations of these Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA) rights.

A student has the right to object to record content. If not negotiable, the written objection will be kept with and released with the record. Grades are exempted from this right.

Violations of these protocols may be reported to the Chair of the Accreditation Commission at: ACPE, One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30033.

For additional information please consult the Cleveland Clinic CPE Student Handbook as well as the Spiritual Care Department Policy Manual (Policy Number 410).