Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Aurora Health is a component site of Advocate Aurora Health CPE, accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) for Level I, Level II and Certified Educator CPE.
For many people, hospitalizations can be a time of stress, worry and fear of the unknown. Hospital chaplains offer a compassionate listening presence for patients, families and staff to express how they’re feeling and safely name their hopes and fears, regardless of their religious or spiritual beliefs.
Clinical Pastoral Education is an intensive, small-group learning program for lay or ordained religious leaders seeking to develop clinical skills and the ability to provide spiritual care in a health care setting. Our programs are open to people of any faith or spiritual background who have a vocational desire to support the spiritual needs of others and a passion to learn.
Advocate Aurora is an accredited center for Clinical Pastoral Education and the units are registered with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Units can be used for Board certification as a chaplain, parish ministry, ordination/seminary requirements, and pastoral counseling.
Aurora offers a variety of CPE programs in diverse health care settings. Under the guidance of Certified Educators and peers, you’ll participate in patient care and group seminars to develop greater self-awareness and foster personal and professional growth.
Programs vary by location and include:
Advocate Aurora Health CPE offers Clinical Pastoral Education programs at Aurora component hospital sites in:
Programs vary by location.
Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. CPE and Aurora Kettle Moraine programs offer Clinical Pastoral Education as component sites of Advocate Aurora Health CPE, which has been accredited by the:
The ACPE Accreditation Commission is recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Aurora Health Care and the CPE Center. Our patients, volunteers and caregivers come from all walks of life and many different backgrounds.
Whether you experience CPE in an urban or community hospital, a medical center or an outpatient clinic, you’ll be touched, shaped and changed by your interactions.