Clinical Pastoral Education
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a form of theological education that takes place in clinical settings where ministry is being practiced. It uses an action/reflection model where people learn spiritual care as they engage in it. In CPE we do an in-depth study of " living human documents.” By "living human documents," we mean both the people who receive care as well as a study of ourselves, the givers of care. Through the practice of ministry and the reflection thereon with supervisor and peers, the experiential learning that is CPE takes place.