Our CPE programs are designed for seminarians, clergy, and lay people who wish to develop and deepen their pastoral skills in a supervised setting. Students complete clinical work in a hospital or long-term care setting and engage in educational seminars with their peers. The program's educational components combine verbatim clinics, small process group, individual supervision, and educational offerings (didactics) taught by an interdisciplinary group of instructors.
Using an action-reflection-action model of learning, students offer pastoral care to people struggling with loss, illness, and uncertainty. Together, the students reflect upon this work, build practical skills, develop their pastoral identities, and articulate theologies that grow out of their clinical work. In addition, students develop awareness and practices to sustain them as they offer compassionate pastoral care to others.
Each program combines at least 300 hours of clinical work with at least 100 hours of educational time, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). For more information, please visit acpe.edu.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/New York is an educational placement site of The Mount Sinai Health System. The Mount Sinai Health is an accredited site of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Inc., One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030.
Full-Time Summer CPE Unit (May 31 - August 5, 2016):
This full-time, intensive program is open to seminarians, clergy, and lay people of all faiths. Students conduct their clinical work at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. They collaborate with other chaplains in the hospital’s busy Spiritual Care Department and have rich opportunities for learning in this large, urban hospital system. Students spend approximately ten hours per week engaged in educational seminars with their peers. Each student also has weekly individual supervision.
Deadline for applications: March 1, 2016
Part-Time Extended CPE Unit (covering the academic year, September 2016 to May 2017):
This part-time program is open to seminarians, clergy, and lay people of all faiths. Students conduct their clinical work within the Mount Sinai Health System or at a community-based placement. Students spend ten hours per week at their clinical site and approximately 3.5 hours per week in educational seminars. Each student also has bi-weekly individual supervision.
Deadline for applications: May 15, 2016
CPE’s action-reflection-action learning model undergirds all of our programs, which include the following elements:
Our CPE programs are supervised by ACPE Supervisory Candidate Rabbi Jo Hirschmann, BCC, who works under the supervision of Rabbi Nathan Goldberg, ACPE Supervisor. We collaborate with educators from HUC-JIR and The Mount Sinai Health System, as well as pastoral caregivers, clergy, and other healthcare providers in the New York City area.