Clinical Pastoral Education 2020 Session

Clinical Pastoral Education 2020 Session

hands holding on the bar of a hospital bed

The Academy offers Clinical-Pastoral Education/Clinical Pastoral Training through partnership with a variety of clinical sites, certified by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP).

We offer CPE in both full-time (40 hours per week) and part-time formats.  The full-time unit will be offered for 10 weeks beginning in June 2020.  The part-time, non-residential unit will begin in October. The part-time unit is designed for those who experience geographic or life-circumstance barriers to full-time training. 

Supervised hours of practice in clinical settings are arranged at clinical sites in western Oregon and SW Washington. These sites may include medical facilities, parishes, and social service settings.  For those living at a distance from established clinical sites, we shall work with an otherwise qualified applicant to develop an accessible clinical placement.

a hospital chaplain sits next to a hospital bed with a smiling woman

With the goal of helping trainees more effectively listen, communicate, and attend to the emotional and spiritual needs of people in their care, CPE is conducted through coursework, video or face-to-face conferencing/supervision, and retreats. Trainees will be required to document completion of 300 hours of supervised clinical care, which may include on-call responsibilities as assigned. Individual supervision and group sessions will be required for a total of 100 contact hours. Credit for one full unit of CPE will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

We invite people in the ordination process, those already serving as chaplains, clergy serving in congregations, and others seeking to be better equipped for service in their communities. 

Tuition is $575 per CPE unit for students not enrolled in the Academy for Formation and Mission in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, or $275 per CPE unit (additional) for students enrolled in other Academy coursework.

Application for both the summer full-time unit as well as the part-time non-residential unit is now open.  To be considered for admission, please complete the online Application to Enroll. The online application form is found at: Click on the link “CPE Training Application Form” on the right-hand side of the page.  Complete and send it and all required materials listed on page 2 of the CPE Application Form to Kurt Neilson at For more information about the program, call 503-413-7057 or e-mail