WHAT IS CPE?
Based in process education, CPE is an interfaith group of students learning to navigate the most difficult of circumstances with non-anxious presence. The key is opening soulful space by doing self-work while integrating theological reflections and psychotherapy theories.
WHO CAN APPLY
Anyone can apply. We cater to those in ministry, healthcare, pastoral care, Stephen's ministry, CPE is created for those in ministry, healthcare, pastoral care, Stephen's ministry, family ministry, and first responders; however, anyone may apply. Students enter CPE for seminary credit or to fulfill a denominational requirement; others join to deepen pastoral care skills, undergo a journey of discernment or become a certified chaplain. Healthcare professionals and first responders benefit by acquiring a toolbox of skills to utilize when walking with others through situations of crisis Merchab is committed to providing an environment that is free from any form of discrimination. This includes, but may not be limited to, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex/gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
CPE is based on experiential learning; students will take the didactic knowledge from the classroom and apply it in a clinical setting. CPE is offered in three forms each including 300 clinical hours and 100 didactic learning.
Intensive: Class meets once a week for 12 weeks.
Traditional: Class is biweekly for five months.
Interactive Online: Class is conducted via online conferencing, allowing for geographic flexibility. Students contract with local settings for clinical hours.
Students may pay in full or divide into two payments.
Clinical sites require background checks and immunization records.