Finding a Center

Where do I do my CPE?

Each unit is a total of 400 hours in clinical training (combined clinical and educational hours) in spiritual/pastoral care. The educational time will be a combination of didactics, online educational courses, student presentations, group discussion, and individual supervision. Didactic study and class time will make up 100 of the 400 total hours of each unit .

The remaining 300 hours will be fulfilled through clinical hours, in which students will interact with persons within a spiritual care framework. The spiritual care visits will occur at a designated clinical center, overseen by an ICPT CPE Supervisor in collaboration with an Preceptor.

The Onsite Preceptor can be any contextually relevant professional who can help students get access to a patient/client population, assist with getting background information on the patients/clients, be the student’s guide at the facility in terms of orientation, policies and procedures specific to the facility and being a support and holding the student accountable for the hours the student logs as clinical hours.


What counts as a clinical center?

Clinical hours involve providing on-site spiritual care to patients/clients at a clinical center.
Approved clinical sites include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Prisons
  • Houses of worship
  • Extended care facilities
  • Psychiatric wards
  • Military bases
  • Social service centers
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