Interns contribution $1300.00 Course fee
CPE is widely recognised as professional multi-faith vocational training bringing interns into supervised encounters in a variety of circumstances and institutions. Interns develop effectiveness in Pastoral Care through action reflection model of intense involvement with people and through feedback from peers and supervisors.
A Basic Unit of CPE Unit is a Program of (400 hours) duration, full time or its part-time equivalent. Each course can be completed over a minimum of ten (10) weeks or a maximum of forty-four (44) weeks.
400 hours are made of:
10 hours with an Accredited Supervisor provides individual one to one supervision
80 hours group supervision to trainees (normally 4-6 trainees in one group
150 hours of pastoral care in placement.
60 hours for personal reading and written reflection
The Model of Learning.
CPE is a model, which involves adults in experiential learning. It is inclusive of cognitive, psychological, sociological, interpersonal and theological components.
The Method involves a process of supervised action/reflection where trainees:
- minister with people in a variety of settings and circumstances
- set and pursue goals and objectives as part of an individual learning contract
- reflect on, record and present experiences of pastoral ministry, individually and in groups
- recognise and appropriately respond to the complexity of issues and emotions associated with pastoral experience
- work towards developing their own theology of Pastoral Care that is both contemporary and functional within the context of their faith tradition
- evaluate all aspects of the pastoral practice; incorporate new learnings into their perceptions and behaviour.
Model of delivery
more aware of self as ministers and of the ways that their ministry affects
basic interpersonal skills in actively listening to and appropriately
responding to those to whom they Pastoral Care for.
their own spiritual journey and faith development and how these relate to
to use the action/reflection model of self-evaluating their relationships in
individual and peer supervision for evaluation of ministry and for growth in
both individual and group supervision for interaction, support, clarification
and confrontation as a means of integrating their personal and pastoral
theological understanding of issues arising from experience so as to enrich
their pastoral identity.
to discern faith needs of those to whom they minister and to be a supportive
presence with structures of prayers, sacrament, Scripture or other spiritual
the ability to assess pastoral needs taking into consideration differences in
culture, spirituality, ethnicity, socioeconomic backgrounds, psychological and
aware of their pastoral role as they interact with peers and other