Program Dates | Tuition | Admission Requirements | Faculty | Application Procedure | Contact Info

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is an action-reflection process model of education that utilizes clinical ministry, supervision, peer interaction and reflection for the formation and development of pastoral identity, competency and specialization.

At the Texas Health Resources Department of Clinical Pastoral Education, students can expect ministry placement in the context of a faith-based hospital system that includes a 750-bed downtown Level 2 trauma center and three suburban community hospitals.

Clinical areas of ministry include emergency, trauma, obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology, neurology, oncology, and palliative care.

With an emphasis on the formation of pastoral/theological skills, the center's curriculum invites and challenges students to expand the horizon of their pastoral ability and presence.

CPE programs offered are:

  • Residency - a one-year (four unit) program offering Level I CPE. Full-time, 40 hours per week plus extended shift. Includes stipend and benefits.
  • Summer Internship - 12-week program offering Level I CPE. Full-time, 40 hours per week plus extended shift. Includes stipend and no benefits.
  • Extended - Part-time program (average 15-18 hours per week including extended shift), generally offered fall through spring. Level I CPE. No stipend and no benefit.
  • Supervisory Residency - for the student seeking certification by the ACPE as a CPE Supervisor.


Program Dates

  • Summer Internship - June 2 to Aug. 15, 2014
  • Residency - Texas Health Fort Worth - Aug. 25, 2014 to Sept. 6, 2015

    Part-Time Extended

    Texas Health HEB - Oct. 20, 2014 to April 15, 2015

    Brite (Parish Based) - (See Program Description Below)


    Parish Based Extended Program

    The Texas Health Resources Department of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is pleased to announce a new part-time extended CPE program in collaboration with Brite Divinity School. This unit of training will be "parish-based," meaning that it is exclusively for parish pastors or students who are doing their field work in parish settings. Participants in this unit must be in a formal relationship with a congregation, either as a pastor, intern or field education student. The theme for the program "Clergy Persons as Community Agents of Health" will explore, among other things: Systems Theory and Health, Suffering, Culture and Health, Grief, and Self-Care.

    Dates: Oct. 20, 2014 to April 15, 2015

    Time: Mondays

    Tuition: $400

    This unit of training is a program of the Texas Health Resources Department of Clinical Pastoral Education, which is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) in collaboration with Brite Divinity School. For more information or to submit an application, please contact Ms. Amanda Hughes, CPE Registrar, at 817-250-2093 or AmandaHughes@texashealth.org.


    Tuition

    Residency
    $400 per unit
    (first year stipend - $26,500/year plus benefits)

    Summer Internship
    $400 per unit

    Part-Time Extended
    $400 per unit

    Supervisory Residency
    $400 per unit
    (Stipend - $30,000/year plus benefits)


    Admission Requirements

    Residency

    • Completion of 1 unit of Level 1 CPE (preferred)
    • Demonstrated ability to function pastorally in Level 2 trauma center
    • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing vocational formation of pastoral identity and competency
    • Completion of theological degree (will consider students with 2/3 completion of degree or students with non-degreed theological education who evidence the ability for critical theological reflection)
    • Denomination and judicatory endorsement

    Summer Internship

    • Completion of at least one year of theological study
    • Ability to reflect critically, theologically and pastorally on self and ministry

    Part-Time Extended Unit

    • Completion of at least one year of theological study in degree or non-degree program
    • Ability to reflect critically, theologically, and pastorally on self and ministry
    • If student is desiring the unit to be parish/community based, student must be in formal relationship with the parish/institution and involved in a recognized ministry.


    Faculty

    Rev. Wayne Menking
    Certified CPE Supervisor, ACPE, Inc.
    Manager, Texas Health Department of Clinical Pastoral Education

    Rev. Kofi Adzaku
    Certified CPE Supervisor, ACPE, Inc.

    Rev. Alicia Po Ching
    Supervisory Candidate, ACPE, Inc.


    Application Procedure

    • Submit completed ACPE application. Application may be found on the ACPE website.
    • If applying for residency, please submit a copy of all evaluations (student and supervisor) from previous CPE units.
    • After initial screening, selected applicants will be invited to interview with supervisors and the center's interview admission committee.
    • Applicants will be notified of acceptance or denial by letter.


    The Texas Health Resources Department of Clinical Pastoral Education is accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. to offer programs of
    Level I, Level II, and Supervisory CPE. The accrediting agency may be contacted at:

    ACPE
    1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 320-1472

    http://www.acpe.edu/


    Contact Info

    For more information about the Texas Health Resources Department of Clinical Pastoral Education, please contact:

    Amanda Hughes, CPE Registrar
    Texas Health Resources CPE Department
    1301 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    817-250-2093

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