Month: November 2015

My Goals for Clinical Pastoral Education, or CPE.

We are instructed to create personal goals at the beginning of CPE training, with the instruction that they may morph or out-and-out change over the course of the work, but start somewhere, and make it challenging. Here are my goals for this September through January training: Theological/Religious/Spiritual–To take the spiritual well being of the patient seriously enough that I risk… Read more →

Heads Up: Document Dump

The training for CPE has been intensive, and to be honest, I don’t entirely understand how people do it full time. It may be that the didactics–the class and homework–are the same, but the clinical work, being in the rooms with patients (ever since I worked with Michael Fratkin, MD, I have been not entirely comfortable with this term, but I… Read more →