Tag: CPE

Not Even Two Weeks Later…

I’m sitting in a Santa Barbara window seat–early morning, cup of coffee–staring out at the smooth water toward the Channel Islands, confusing a swimming club flashing out by the bouy line for a pack of dolphins and thus waking my daughter too early, watching people more ambitious than I out for their runs. It’s 12 days since I finished at the… Read more →

What’s Going On?

Mother, mother… It’s been a while since I posted, and I just wanted to catch up. The middle of this month, I finished my first unit of CPE at California Pacific Medical Center and, overlapping with the finishing, I began my new unit–new hospital site, new teachers, new cohort of students I study with. First unit I worked at Pacific… Read more →

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 →