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The program of Supervisory CPE is designed for directors of pastoral care departments and experienced professionals (i.e. Board Certified chaplains). CPE supervisors are specialists in supervising programs of clinical pastoral education. Our clinical, theological educators meet the requirements for certification set forth in ACPE Standards, section 300. Candidates are responsible for demonstrating the personal skills and professional competence required by each standard. In addition, candidates must be acquainted with the history of clinical pastoral education, read the ACPE Bylaws, the ACPE Standards, and agree to abide by the ACPE Code of Professional Ethics.
The philosophy that outlines our supervisory training program is consistent with all aspects of our CPE activity. Clinical Pastoral Education at Beaumont Hospital provides professional education for ministry in a diverse environment of spirituality, learning styles, vocational formation and culture, that is valued, affirmed and honored.
Students who meet the ACPE requirements for admission to Supervisory CPE may request admission to Supervisory CPE. If a position is available, the CPE Center Supervisory staff will assess pastoral competence, clarity of pastoral identity, as well as learning and functioning potential of that applicant in the CPE environment. If the staff concurs with the student's request, the student and training supervisor will meet at an East Central Region Certification "Readiness" consultation committee. The meeting will involve consultation regarding the appropriateness and timing of the student's admission to Supervisory CPE, his or her learning issues and goals, and the educational program to be designed for this student.
Our process encourages the student's development toward independent functioning with pastoral, conceptual, and supervisory competence as defined in the ACPE Standards. For a full definition of these, go to http://www.acpe.edu/
Students begin by assisting a supervisor with a group of students and gradually taking more responsibility for leadership and program development. Eventually the student will supervise the learning of students in CPE units independently with no direct intervention from the training supervisor, only receiving observation and feedback.
Throughout their supervisory experience, students carry a regular clinical assignment determined by their supervisory load. The timetable for progress through the process is fluid, conditional on the student's ability and demonstrated development through the ACPE certification process.