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Engaging in a unit of CPE at Beaumont requires a major commitment of time and learning. Therefore, intending participants should be clear about their ability to fulfill expectations before making a commitment. While the ACPE minimum standard for credit for a CPE unit is 400 hours, a unit at Beaumont will consist of a total time commitment of approximately 480 hours spent in clinical practicums, group-centered learning activities, and one-to-one direct supervision. Students also have the opportunity and responsibility for periods of overnight clinical duty, shared holiday clinical duty, and shared or full leadership of weekly religious services.
The commitment to CPE patterns the delivery of spiritual care in a Level I Trauma Center. CPE participants receive training alongside an interdisciplinary team of caregivers. This includes times when a higher volume of pastoral opportunities may become available (e.g., weekends and holidays).
In order to avoid any misunderstandings and possible disappointments, course requirements and expectations are expressed below. These will be adhered to in order to maintain the Beaumont CPE standards.
(A satisfactory verbatim is one containing appropriate educational dynamics in the delivery of pastoral care, and addressing one or more learning issues of the intern. It will also include thoughtful review of the caregiving process in the Reflection and Evaluation Section.) Credit for the equivalent of more than one verbatim may be granted only at the discretion of the individual supervisor. In such cases, the work submitted must contain clear evidence of outstanding work, or constitute a Process Report illustrating significant tracking of spiritual care and addressing the intern’s learning in relation to one or more of the Objectives of CPE. Process Reports must contain a Reflection and Evaluation of the entire process.
Chaplain interns and residents will be expected to demonstrate coherent understanding of the chosen reading material in individual supervisory sessions.
A number of books as well as journals identified as recommended reading are held at the Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak medical library.
CPE Chaplain Resident and Intern Work Quality Standards
NOTE: All written work (including evaluations) must be submitted in satisfactoroy form and on time. Late or unsatisfactory work and/or unfulfilled clinical duty-required hours will result in partial unit credit only, and/or being dropped from the Beaumont CPE program.