CPE Unit for Healthcare Providers
The Fall and Winter Units at the MGH Chaplaincy Department are open to persons from many vocations in healthcare. Healthcare Providers learn to integrate skills of spiritual caregiving into their clinical work within their own disciplines.
This CPE program focuses on following areas:
Initiating, deepening, and ending meaningful relationships in the clinical context
Performing individualized assessment skills
Integrating spiritual caregiving into participants’ professional practice
Learning about spiritual and religious diversity
The method for this learning is theological and existential reflection on actual experiences of spiritual caregiving. 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.
Two sessions are open: the fall program (Sept – Dec) and the winter program (Jan – May). In the fall, students commit 25 hours/week to the program. In the winter, students commit 22 hours/week. Group sessions will be held each Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students will provide spiritual care to patients/families each week beyond the Monday commitment, either in their own work context and or as a Chaplain Intern on an MGH patient unit. Each student also schedules a biweekly supervisory hour. In addition, students who are electing to serve as Chaplain Interns also participate in the Chaplaincy Department’s on-call ministry.
The CPE Unit for Healthcare Providers 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. Except for Fellowship awardees, a non-refundable deposit of $100 assures a place upon acceptance into the program, leaving the remaining $700.00 of tuition payable on the first day of the program.
Students with Fellowship funding for the CPE unit make all financial arrangements for the unit with their CPE Supervisor.
The CPE unit is open to persons from any discipline who work directly with patients/families in a healthcare setting and who wish to integrate skills of spiritual caregiving into their professional practice.
Fellowships for this CPE unit are available to healthcare providers from disciplines other than Pastoral Care. The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center and the MGH Department of Nursing offer fellowships to support healthcare providers in the program. Partners employees as well as others may apply for these.
All Fellowship applications are due June 15 prior to the fall program and September 1 prior to the winter program.
Schwartz fellowship applicants use the HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS APP. Nursing fellowship applicants use the NURSING FELLOWSHIP APP. Please note that acceptance into the program is provisional pending a successful CORI check, and MGH Occupational Health screening.
Completed applications, including a non-refundable check for $75.00 (payable to MGH CPE Fund) should be submitted to:
Rev. Angelika Zollfrank
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Founders 624G
Boston, MA 02114
For additional questions please call: (617) 726-4774.