St Camillus Center for Spiritual Care: Urban Interfaith Chaplaincy Program
LAC+USC Medical Center
Who is accrediting the Urban Interfaith Chaplaincy CPE program at St. Camillus Center?
In Spring 2018, St Camillus Center for Spiritual Care became an Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Program by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE), an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030
What are the requirements for completing one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education?
Student’s ministry hours must be documented and verified by a third party at the clinical site. This person will be held accountable for insuring student has completed the required practical ministry hours as required by the ACPE Standards.
In addition, students establish a learning covenant in consultation with their supervisor to help focus their learning for the unit; write verbatim case studies of those they serve as a means of improving their spiritual care-giving skills; participate in a group learning experience; complete reading assignments; and receive didactic material through media and presentations.
What skills will I learn in Clinical Pastoral Education?
Pastoral Reflection: Reflecting on yourself as a person and minister in relation to people in crisis, your supervisor, and your peers, as well as the CPE curriculum and the site where you will be serving.
Pastoral Formation: Focusing on your personal and pastoral identity issues in learning and ministry.
Pastoral Competence: Deepening and unfolding your competence in functioning as a spiritual caregiver including skill development and knowledge of faith traditions and the behavioral sciences.
Pastoral Specialization: Focusing on your desire to become competent and knowledgeable in a particular area of clinical service, e.g., oncology, hospice care, skilled nursing, AIDS care, cardiology, rehabilitation, psychiatry, homelessness, war veterans, etc.
What on-call clinical hours are required?
What is required for me to do my clinical hours?
- To complete their information sheet
- Sign their code of conduct and site manual
- Provide them a letter of endorsement from a religious body stating they are in good standing.
- Documentation of a completed criminal background check and updated fingerprinting.
- A TB and blood test for rubella, current within the last six months.
- TB x-ray, current within the past year.
Site coordinator or Office Manager will oversee the completion of these requirements.