Category: Chaplaincy training

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 →

Recap of My First Week Chaplaincy Training. And a New Week Begins.

The first week is done, the second week is beginning. Last week was orientation, eight hours a day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I would say about 20% of it was the paperwork and verbal declarations of a new employee of a corporate medical system—HIPPA, dress code, commitment to diversity and a non-hostile work environment. Sign, sign, sign. It’s always shocking… Read more →