Clinical Pastoral Education at Johnson City Medical Center
Center for Spiritual Health education and training
Our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program combines the practice of spiritual care with qualified supervision and peer group reflection.
To help deepen and broaden the capacity to minister and to serve, CPE incorporates supervised reflection of the:
- Student's theology
- Personal and clinical experience
- Interpersonal dynamics
- Spiritual pilgrimage
About the CPE Training Program
Our Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accredited resident chaplain and intern program consists of a minimum 400 hours of supervised ministry. Approximately 300 hours of the student's time will be spent in direct, on-site, clinical ministry: a combination of on-call ministry and clinical ministry assignments in a specific clinical area of a hospital or community setting. The remaining minimum of 100 hours of structured education are comprised of individual and group supervision, didactic seminars, verbatim and clinical case presentations, and other education experiences in the following core areas of pastoral formation:
- Pastoral theology
- Grief and loss
- Developmental and behavioral theories
- Group and systems theory
- Cultural and pastoral identity formation
- Level I and level II consultations
- Providing spiritual care to all
A team of experienced, board-certified staff chaplains support CPE students as they learn.
- $31,500 annual stipend
- No tuition charges
- Paid clinical membership into the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education for the year
- Paid time off per CPE quarter
Our residency program operates on a staggered year, with new students accepted every calendar quarter. We also offer an extended unit of CPE that is especially designed for local pastors from September through May.
In addition to our residency program at JCMC, we offer a summer intensive internship.
Johnson City Medical Center is fully accredited for Level I/Level II and Supervisory CPE by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).
To apply for the CPE program, please complete the standard CPE application. Once you print and fill out the application, please mail it to:
Center for Spiritual Health
ACPE Educator/Manager, Rickey Randall
415 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
For more information about our Clinical Pastoral Education program, view our program guide.
For more information about the national program, visit the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education website or contact: