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[PROGRAM IS FULL] Spring 2021 CPE Intern Program

Wednesday, January 20– Friday, April 30

Clinical Pastoral Education at UK HealthCare is accredited to provide Level I & Level II CPE and Certified Educator Candidate CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (; One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur GA 30030; Tel: 404-320-1472; Fax: 404-320-0849).

Each unit of CPE is designed to help persons grow in providing compassionate spiritual care in an inter-faith environment through immersion in direct-care service and reflective learning processes that facilitate personal and professional development for ministry. CPE students may be seminary or graduate-level ministry students, seasoned clergy or lay leaders interested in deepening self-awareness, effective spiritual caregiving and learning more about the specialized ministry of health care chaplaincy.

Working collaboratively throughout this 945-patient bed academic health center that includes Level I adult & pediatric trauma care, numerous advanced care specializations and healthcare colleges dedicated to holistic patient-centered care, the CPE Center at UK HealthCare is an ideal context for strengthening in the art and practice of spiritual care.

  • The program

    • Total Program: 15 weeks/28 hours weekly (+ writing & reading assignments).
    • Orientation: All day first two weeks.
    • Group Schedule: 8 hours/weekly (two weekday afternoons).
    • Pastoral Care Service: 20 hours weekly—can consider days, evening & weekend hours
    • Meets ACPE standards that a unit of CPE be a 400+ hour program with at least 100 hours in education and the balance in direct care service.
  • Cost

    $750 tuition (includes campus parking permit, drug & background check; does not include cost to acquire required immunizations if needed).

  • Applications

    • Application fee: $25 Application
    • Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020*

    *Applications are processed as received. Positions are limited and may be filled prior to or after deadline. Please inquire on availability of positions prior to submission of application. A standard ACPE CPE application is located at under the link, “resources.” Applicants to this Center can generally expect to be contacted within two weeks of receiving application fee and completed written materials. Acceptance to program is determined following an on-site, in-person interview.

  • Submissions

    This program is full. Please check back later.