Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a non-degree course of study which brings seminarians, ministers of all faiths, and qualified lay persons into supervised encounters with persons coping with life-changing situations and circumstances.  Our CPE training units are offered in the fall, spring and summer. Each unit of CPE consists of approximately 300 hours of clinical and at least 100 hours of classroom time as well as individual education for a total of 400 hours.

CPE enables individuals to address the following goals:

  • Develop new awareness of self and others
  • Develop the ability to provide more effective pastoral and spiritual care
  • Learn to care for self while caring for others
  • Enhance pastoral skills in caring for persons in crisis
  • Learn to function as a member of a team
  • Utilize professional supervision and consultation



To apply, go to the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) website at Submission of a completed application with the one-time, non-refundable application fee of $25 (payable to New York Theological Seminary) and an admission interview are required.


For further information, contact:

Director of CPE
New York Theological Seminary
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 500
New York, New York 10115
(212) 870-1211


Accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 320-1472 |


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