What is meant by the term "clinical"?
Education units, students must have clinical experience out in the field.
also satisfy the requirement for a practicum, internship, or field study as defined on this helpful
information page. Additional units may be earned at a later date, if desired, with our affordable,
online Continuing Education courses.
YOU MAY ALSO EARN CHAPLAIN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION units that do not require field study, internships, etc. The two
forms of CPE are very similar, only the CHAPLAIN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION units may be earned through course work
Yes. Please discuss your options with a Saint James admissions team member
Upon graduation from your accelerated Fast-Track online program, you will receive a diploma with raised embossed seal, a
Photo ID badge, and a letter from the Chancellor confirming that you have earned Certified Professional Chaplain status.
What is a Practicum?
must participate in a service practicum. These usually
involve working as a volunteer intern in your chosen
Chaplaincy field, such as hospital, Hospice, Long Term
Care, Catholic Charity, animal shelter, pastoral counseling
service, domestic violence shelter, etc. This typically
involves becoming a non-professional temporary "intern" ...
or shadowing a
for those with some human service or ministerial background. However, someone
complete new to the field may be asked to intern at least a few hours a week for as long
as a year. We are able to give credit for practical experience you are gaining at this time,
or have obtained in the past. We will gladly assist you in arranging your practicum
APPLY HelpDesk Chaplain Studies CPE Info Ordination Pastoral Counseling Social Work Master MBA Envirornmental Sci List of Majors Academics
|APPLY HelpDesk Chaplain Studies CPE Info Ordination Pastoral Counseling Social Work Master MBA Envirornmental Sci List of Majors Academics
CPE UNITS for
created the field of social work as we know it today...and also Chaplaincy. He believed firmly in the need
for the reconciliation of religion and science. Cabot was convinced that many of the physical ills afflicting
patients - even those who were dying - were the result of economic, social, psychological, and family
circumstances. He fervently believed that the well-trained pastoral practitioners that we now think of as
chaplains could work side-by-side with physicians and the essential social workers. To accomplish this,
Dr. Cabot took students out of the classroom and placed them in hospitals and other health-related
facilities under the direct supervision of trained practitioners. The idea was to utilize the power of
"pastoral relationships" that could be developed through a combining of patients' "personal histories,"
psychology, social circumstances, and the development of an active sense of spirituality.
early form of the Clinical Pastoral Education programming that we would recognize today.
Our American Chaplain Training Institute has brought Dr. Cabot's and Reverend Boisen's pioneering work into the 21st
Century by combining adult college seminary education with solid professional supervision and hands-on field study
By setting their written studies aside temporarily, our students gain important insights and rapport with clients/patients that
enable them to understand -- to truly feel the daily circumstances which suffering people must endure on a daily basis. We
believe that only then sacred Pastoral Care can begin! We hope that you will join us!