Extended CPE

  • 25 hours per week for 20 weeks beginning in January
  • Open to clergy, members of religious orders and qualified lay persons
  • Participants receive credit for full unit of CPE (100 hours of structured individual and group learning and 300 hours of supervised clinical practice of ministry) while continuing at place of ministry
  • On campus Mondays, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Some on-call duty required
  • Tuition:  $600
  • Application fee: $35

Admission Criteria 

  • Partcipants must serve at least 17 hours in a hospital and/or parish ministry with opportunities to provide direct pastoral care to persons. Additionally, the participant is responsible to take on-call duty at Deaconess for one shift, typically from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 a.m., every other week.
  • An "Extended Unit Placement Agreement" negotiated between Deaconess and an official at the ministry site is required before the beginning of the program, signifying the institution's willingness to support the student during the extended unit.  
  • In addition to individual supervision at Deaconess by an ACPE Supervisor, the participant also arranges for consultation from a qualified individual or committee at their ministry site. This individual or group agrees to consult with the participant about their ministry on a regular basis and the pariticpant's individual supervisor as needed. A final report from the site comittee/supervisor is required at the end of the unit.