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Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education with AMITA Health

Our CPE program provides a supportive context for exploring the significance of stories - the patient’s and our own - and developing one’s spiritual care skills in meeting the needs of patients, families and staff in a hospital based ministry education program.

The CPE group becomes a learning community that provides focused opportunities in seminars and patient care for enhancing spiritual care skills and learning the theory that supports these skills. This multi-faceted ministry education program involves an experiential model of learning, where students share reports of ministry with peers and supervisor for consultation.  

Program Details

26 Week Unit - June 12, 2017 through December 5, 2017
26 Week Unit - January 22, 2018 through July 17, 2018
22 Week Unit - September 10, 2018 through February 5, 2019

Spiritual Care ministry is at all four hospitals: AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center- Bolingbrook, GlenOaks, Hinsdale and La Grange.

Students/Interns in a full unit are engaged in 8 to 10 hours per week in clinical ministry at their primary site and are also scheduled for 20 on-call shifts.

Weekly group seminars are scheduled on Tuesdays 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Centers is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., to offer Level I and Level II CPE. Two part-time or extended units are offered annually. Students receive credit for one full unit, based on 300 hours of clinical ministry and 100 hours of seminar or a half unit based on 180 hours of clinical ministry and 100 hours of seminar. 

How to Apply

Download a copy of the application here, or consult, the ACPE National Office, for the application. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

For More Information...

Contact Chaplain Jan McCabe, ACPE Educator/Supervisor


AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale
Spiritual Care Services
120 North Oak St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521