Clinical Pastoral Education Progam

Welcome to CPE

CPE is an interfaith professional education program for ministry and spiritual care. It brings participants into supervised encounters with persons in crisis. Out of an intense involvement with persons in need, and feedback from peers and educators in a supportive environment, participants develop a new awareness of themselves personally and professionally. The process of reflection on practical experience enables the development and integration of intercultural, interpersonal, and interfaith skills.

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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is open to persons from many vocations and religious traditions. Theological students, seminarians, and clergy use CPE both for personal and professional growth in the formation process, and as a continuing education opportunity. Healthcare Providers of all disciplines use CPE to integrate skills of spiritual caregiving into their work within their own disciplines.

CPE Units Offered

Spiritual Care at MGH

As partners in healing, MGH Chaplains are spiritual caregivers serving patients, families, visitors, and staff through comfort encouragment, and prayer. We embrace life-long learning, respect the dignity and worth of every person, and honor the sacredness of the human spirit.

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Contact the CPE Program

Rabbi Shulamit Izen, ACPE Certified Educator
Spiritual Care Department
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Austin 624
Boston, MA 02114
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The CPE programs at Massachusetts General Hospital are accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.