Clinical Pastoral Education Program

The Pastoral Care Department at Riverside Regional Medical Center offers three ACPE accredited programs in clinical pastoral education.  There are two internship programs and one resident program.

Extended Internship
The seminars meet on Monday mornings from 8:30a.m. until 12:30p.m.  The scheduled seminars include verbatim presentations of clinical material by the interns and a didactic seminar related to reading material or a guest speaker.  Each participant also receives 45 minutes of individual supervision by the CPE supervisor every two weeks.  Each participant is expected to visit patient care areas of the medical center at least four hours per week and be on night or weekend duty once every two weeks.  The program includes 400 hours of supervision (100 hours of direct supervision and 300 hours of clinical work and indirect supervision).  It begins in September and is completed in May.  Those who complete the program receive credit for a full unit of clinical pastoral education.  The tuition cost of the program is $400.

Summer Internship
The seminars meet on Monday through Friday mornings from 8:30a.m. until 10:30 or 11:30 a.m.  The scheduled seminars include verbatim presentations, didactic material, guest speakers, and unstructured seminars.  Each participant is expected to visit 4 hours per day and be on night of weekend duty five times during the summer.  Each participant receives one hour of individual supervision each week of the 11 week program.  The program includes 400 hours of supervision (100 hours of direct supervision and 300 hours of clinical work and indirect supervision).  It begins in May and is completed in August.  Those who complete the program receive credit for a full unit of clinical pastoral education.  The tuition cost of the program is $400.

Residency Program 
The seminars meet on Monday through Friday mornings from 8:30a.m. until 10:30 or 11:30a.m.  The seminars include the same kind of material as the summer internship program.  The program is full-time, begins in September and is completed at the end of August.  Those who complete the program receive four units of clinical pastoral education.  The program includes 1600 hours of supervision (400 hours of direct supervision and 1200 hours of clinical work and indirect supervision).  It offers a stipend of approximately $25,000 for the year.  There is no tuition fee.

The application process includes the completion of an ACPE application, available through the ACPE website, and an individual interview on site for the residency program.  For the internship programs, an admissions interview must be completed by an ACPE authorized person and the written report submitted with the application material.

For more information, please contact:

Dean Luther
Director, Pastoral Care
Riverside Regional Medical Center
(757) 594-2273


 

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