Summer Unit with Focus on Theological Students and Clergy
The Chaplaincy Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital offers a full-time introductory unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in the summer. The summer unit offers theological students, seminarians, and clergy persons a space for professional and personal growth in the context of their individual vocational development.
This CPE program focuses on following areas:
Initiating, deepening, and ending pastoral relationships
Performing individualized assessment skills
Developing a deeper awareness of oneself and one’s pastoral role
Learning about the spiritual and religious diversity
Practicing theological/existential reflection on pastoral care encounters
The method for this learning is theological and existential reflection on pastoral care experiences. The program includes written reflections, case presentations, program seminars, group process sessions, and individual supervision, as well as clinical work with patients and families in an area negotiated with the CPE Supervisor.
Students commit at least 40 hours/week to the program, which begins early in June and ends in the third week of August. Group sessions will be held in the morning. In their role as Chaplain Interns on an MGH patient unit students will provide pastoral care to patients/families for at least 30 hours each week. Each student schedules a weekly supervisory hour. In addition, Chaplain Interns will participate in the Chaplaincy Department’s on-call ministry.
The CPE Summer Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE), 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103, Georgia 30033-4611, phone:403-320-1472, fax: 403-320-0849; www.acpe.edu.
The Rev. Angelika Zollfrank, ACPE Supervisor, serves as Interfaith Chaplain and Director of the Clinical Pastoral Education programs at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
The tuition for the CPE unit is a total of $900. The first $75 of the cost is a non-refundable application fee. A non-refundable deposit of $100 assures a place upon acceptance into the program, leaving the remaining $625.00 of tuition payable on the first day of the program.
The Partners HealthCare Systems CPE Center consists of two sites, The Massachusetts General Hospital and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While each site has specialized programs throughout the year, a CPE summer unit is offered at both sites. Applications for the MGH CPE Summer Unit should be sent per mail to the MGH Chaplaincy Department. Applications can also be sent per email to the MGH supervisor, Rev. Angelika Zollfrank (AZollfrank@Partners.org) or to the Partners HealthCare CPE Center’s electronic mailbox (CPE@PARTNERS.org). The deadline for application is November 15 for the summer unit. The admissions fee of $75 should be sent per check to the MGH Chaplaincy Department. The check must be made out to the “MGH CPE Fund”. If a student applies to MGH and BWH for the summer unit or the semester long extended unit, the application fee to each site is $37.5.
Applications for the CPE Summer unit at the Partners Healthcare CPE Center are due November 15, prior to the year of the program.
Completed applications, including a non-refundable check for $75.00 (payable to MGH CPE Fund) should be submitted to:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Partners System Center CPE Administration
55 Fruit Street, Founders 624G
Boston, MA 02114
Attn: Rev. Angelika Zollfrank
Please note that acceptance into the program is provisional pending a successful CORI check, and MGH Occupational Health screening.
For additional questions please call: (617) 726-4774.