Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Vision - To be a center of excellence for clincal pastoral education and counseling in Asia

Mission - To promote holistic development of person with an authentic and fully functioning pastoral identity committed in sharing Jesus Christ's healing ministry.

CPE is a specialized education in the Chaplaincy Ministry. It is a professional training that prepares the participant for clinical ministry and spiritual counseling though intensive experiential approach focused on the emotional and spiritual needs. It is a diversified faith group program that endeavors to increase the participants' self-awareness, improve their relationships, and enhance their skills by mastering a more responsible and scientific method of ministering to the sick and the needy.

Who can join CPE?

  • Any graduate of a four (4) year bachelor's degree program.
  • Ordained Clergy
  • Persons in a Religious Vocation
  • Qualified Laypersons
  • All race/nationality, gender, age, religious persuasion and affiliation, origin, sexual orientation or physical disability

However, participants who are not in the theology discipline must have additional twenty four (24) theological units in the master's level from a university or theological institution recognized by AACPE should he/she proceed with the Board of Certification of Chaplain (BCC) and Board Certification of Supervisor (BCS)

One (1) unit of CPE is ten (10) weeks of intensive training in the ministry with minimum of 200 hours of patient encounters and another 200 hours for group process, individual consultation, didactic, research and other related learning activities combined.

How to become a CPE Supervisor?

  1. Basic CPE Units - Recommended that the four (4) basic units of CPE be taken under different CPE Supervisors and in at least two (2) different CPE  Centers.
  2. Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) - Have master's degree. Completed four (4) units of CPE with six (6) months of Clinical Internship of two (2) years of actual experience as chaplain. Be recommended by the last supervisor to apply for BCC and evaluated by certification and Accreditation Board (CAB) of AACPE.
  3. Board Certified Supervisor (BCS) - Board Certified Supervisor (BCS) must be a BCC and may be accepted into the training program subject to periodic evaluation. Normally requires nine (9) units of CPE to complete the entire certification process.

Finance Policy

  1. The Asia Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (AACPE) sets the CPE training fee per unit.
  2. Accepted applicants are requested to submit the set amount of traning fee within 10 days from the date of Acceptance Notice.

Contact Information

Phone: (632) 525-9191 local 684
Fax: (632) 536-3678/ 524-3256
Email: cpe@amcmanila.org

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