Clinical Pastoral Education: Overview

 
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St. Louis Park, MN 55426 

Personal and Professional Growth in Ministry



Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Park Nicollet Clinic and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital provides spiritual and clinical education that equips students to become deeply and uniquely effective in their ministry. Please contact Park Nicollet Spiritual Care or Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervisor for current programs. Not all units are offered on a regular basis.

Summer Internship - Level I CPE

This is a 400-hour, full-time ministry training experience. It runs for 11 weeks and includes a variety of clinical experiences and emergency on-call coverage. We welcome applications from seminary students, members of religious orders, clergy, and lay people commissioned by a religious community. 

Extended Unit Internship - Level I CPE

Flexible and engaging, this part-time CPE experience varies in length, fulfilling the same requirements for a 400-hour unit as the summer internship. Extended units range from 13 weeks to 27 weeks, with time commitments ranging from 26 hours to 17 hours each week. Clinical work may occur in the hospital or in community settings (tuition varies according to the clinical setting).

Year Long Residency - Level I and Level II CPE

This full-time program provides advanced clinical training in pastoral care, with a stipend, that begins in September. Prerequisites typically include completion of one unit of accredited CPE and a graduate theological degree or membership in a religious order. Ordination or pastoral experience is preferred, but not required.

Supervisory Education

This program is offered for experienced spiritual care professionals who have completed a CPE residency program and have satisfied Level I and Level II outcomes. Supervisory students work with individuals and groups in Level I CPE while advancing the integration of theory and practice and continuing their personal and professional development. Supervisory students also participate in the Twin Cities CPE Supervisory Consultation Group.