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ACPE Accredited CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education)

Course date: January 16, 2024 – March 22, 2024

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Course Description

Clinical pastoral education (CPE) is education to teach pastoral care to clergy and others. CPE is the primary method of training hospital and hospice chaplains and spiritual care providers in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. CPE is both a multicultural and interfaith experience that uses real-life ministry encounters of students to improve the ministry and pastoral care provided by caregivers.

The purpose of CPE is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the trainees and accordingly to meet with their needs rather than following a set class curriculum. Having said that, the curriculum will still cover the themes of human communication, human development, crisis counseling, and theological reflection. 

Benefits of Course

The main purpose of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is to provide an environment with a climate that makes possible both change and growth for a student. This is to be understood in terms of the student’s increasing awareness or consciousness of feelings and values, which help develop identity as a person, a spiritual leader, a member of the congregation, and a theologian. Becoming aware of one’s feelings provides possibility for change and growth. This occasions a more realistic understanding of oneself and the world in which we live.

CPE provides a process that assists change and growth through the development of human relationships. Your relationships with care recipients, site staff, peer groups, and your supervisor can evoke many feelings such as joy, forgiveness, encouragement, distress, anger, anxiety, etc. In this process of interaction with others, you discover much about yourself. You can become more aware of your contradictions and needs, your “hang-ups” and potentialities. 

It is important that you work through these feelings for change and growth to occur. The intent is that as you are confronted by others, you come to understand yourself better, to “see” how you are the way you are, and to accept responsibility for yourself. Finally, you are more able to confront.

In dealing with the significance of your relationships, whether care recipients or student colleagues, you can become more acutely aware of others’ needs and can more adequately address yourself to those needs. This has great theological significance. When you perceive yourself differently, and more realistically, your whole worldview is changed, and you are called to a deeper and more significant theology and spirituality.

Your supervisor not only educates but provides spiritual care. The supervisor’s capacity to care, understand and share with you can help provide a climate of trust, which assists growth and maturity. Under CPE supervision, hopefully, you will experience the redemptive fellowship of community and become less encumbered, “laying aside every weight”, thus enabling you to care and relate redemptively to others.

Sankofa CPE Center, LLC’s Handbook.

Information About the Units

10-Week accelerated intensive CPE unit

Lecturer: Dr. Jawad A. Bayat

Course Beginning Date: January 16, 2024 (TBD: orientation week only is up to 16 hours of class)

Course Time: Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm EST (Plus 1 hour of individual supervision; weekend substitutes negotiated as needed)

Daniel Davila (Unit 1 for the Beginners)

This unit will cover basic competencies and issues of pastoral reflection, formation, identity and functioning. At this level we will focus on pastoral identity formation and initial pastoral function. We will also review the background of CPT/E (Clinical Pastoral Education/Training) and present the process of action-reflection through preceptorial presentations, verbatims and engagement in group of interpersonal relationships dynamics (IPR).

Daniel Davila (Unit 1 for the Beginners)

Lecturer: Daniel Davila

Course Beginning Date: October 18, 2022

Course Day: Tuesday

Course Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Course Schedule: Verbatim / Verbatim / IPR / Didactic presentation / Individual supervision / Weekly reading or video assignments counts / Learning and Teaching Presentation. That would equal up to 6 hours of didactics per week.

Important to meet on time and to be a participant: CPT (CPE/T) is a collaborative learning experience where participants learn with and from each other. Therefore, it is essential to be actively and attentively present.

Dr. Ron Cockroft (Advanced Unit)

Lecturer: Dr. Ron Cockroft

Course Beginning Date: March 21, 2022

Course Time: Monday 9.30 AM - 1.30 PM (EST)

Successful completion of the course will participation in the required 100 hours of didactic training in addition to 300 hours of Clinical involvement in your fulltime or part-time employment or voluntary work-to be described.

Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT) is a participative and dynamic clinical formation in pastoral care and counseling. Using both Didactic presentations and Clinical experiences, the program integrates concepts from theology, psychology, medicine and ethics.
CPT has as its main textbook “the living human documents,” – learning about oneself, learning about others, and then learning about how to embody divine presence and care to persons in various crises of life. Reflection on these experiences form the basis for individual and community growth.
The primary aim of CPT is to equip religious ministers who are committed to serve others through the ministry functions of sustaining, nourishing, guiding, reconciling, healing, and advocating.

The core areas of the Clinical Pastoral Training include: 1) Pastoral & Spiritual Assessment, 2) Theological Reflection, 3) Theories and Techniques of Pastoral Counseling, 4) Pastoral Care throughout the Lifespan, 5) Pastoral Intervention in Time of Crises, 6) Ethics and Bioethics in Pastoral Care, 7) Intercultural Pastoral Ministry, 8) Family & Couples Counseling, 9) Relational and Emotional Illnesses and 10) The Person of the Pastoral Caregiver. Typically, these ten areas are covered in four units/semesters of at least 16-20 weeks each.

Dr. Ron Cockroft (Advanced Unit)

Reviews of the history of chaplaincy, review life journey and life map, listening (always!), empathic listening responses, critical examinations of clinical experiences, theological reflection and spiritual diagnosis, and ministry in special settings of grief and loss, end of life ministry, and mental illness. These areas of study are on-going from beginning CPT and through-out Chaplain career.

Academic Curriculum

Category A: Spiritual Formation and Integration

Spiritual formation as a spiritual care provider includes the awareness and integration of one’s narrative history, socio-cultural identity, and spiritual/values-based orienting systems. ACPE defines the word “spiritual” as inclusive of theistic and non-theistic/values-based orientations.

Category B: Awareness of Self and Others

The CPE process helps build awareness of self and others as a vehicle for greater spiritual care. Awareness includes learning about oneself and developing greater awareness of the experiences and values of others. Attending to Self-Care, addressing Justice-Seeking awareness of bias, and cultivating Intercultural and Interreligious Humility ensure dignity is afforded to oneself and others.

Category C: Relational Dynamics

Spiritual care and education require empathy and healthy relational boundaries grounded in warmheartedness for self and others. Empathy includes caring about and taking the perspective of others’ experiences, values, beliefs, and practices. Healthy relational boundaries include respect for differences in spirituality. Empathy and relational boundaries work in tandem to ensure helpful, rather than harmful, spiritual care.

Category D: Spiritual Care Interventions

Spiritual care providers inhabit a role that necessitates specialized knowledge and skills to address spiritual care needs. CPE guides students through the formational and experiential learning process and the interventions necessary to address spiritual distress. Spiritual care includes understanding one’s role and the power and authority embedded within it. Spiritual care interventions include developing spiritual care relationships; use of cultural, religious, and spiritual resources; use of spiritual assessments and care plans; and documentation.

Category E: Professional Development

Success in the formational and reflective process of CPE requires an engagement with one’s own learning process and what it means to be a professional in spiritual care. Professional Development in the CPE process includes engaging the Clinical Method of Learning (action – reflection – new action), abiding by Ethical Practice and Professionalism, growing through Consultation and Feedback, investing in Teamwork and Collaboration, and becoming Research literate.

These five ACPE Categories have corresponding ACPE Outcomes and Indicators on four levels:

  • 1A – Introduction to Spiritual Care
  • 1B – Foundations of Spiritual Care
  • 2A – Intermediate Spiritual Care
  • 2B – Certificate in the Clinical Practice of Spiritual Care

They are determined based upon a student’s prior CPE unit by the instructor, and the group can have mixed levels. A student must satisfy 80% or above to successfully move onto the next level of CPE. The learning experience remains relational and experiential, so the student remains aware of their progress throughout the CPE unit. For more information, visit www.acpe.edu.

CPE is a relational, collaborative and experiential learning experience where we participate and learn with and from each other. Therefore, it is essential that we be actively present. If during the session our thoughts begin to wonder, let us refocus, concentrate and be mindful. Let’s be aware and mindful that we treat each other with dignity, respect and empathy. One’s investment will help yield a greater result.

 

Timeliness and Active Participation

Please make special effort to attend on time, and share as much of your presence during the sessions.

One CPE unit is 400 Hours of combined Education and Clinical

  • 25-30 hours of clinical work per week (10 weeks)
  • 8-9 hours in weekly session and weekly 1 hour of individual supervision
  1. Review of CPE Sankofa Handbook
  2. Check in
  3. Weekly Instructor Didactic and/or Review of Video/Reading Material
  4. Spiritual Film/Movie Watching
  5. Interpersonal Relations Group (IPR) / Open Agenda Group
  6. *Individualized Learning Goals
  7. *Weekly Individual Supervision and its Submitted Reflection
  8. *1 Personal Story Presentation
  9. *2-3 Verbatim seminar presentation (case studies)
  10. *1 Theological/Spiritual reflection presentation
  11. *1 Final Self-Evaluation

Week 1: Orientation

  • Review of Required Activities/Schedule and Overview of Unit
  • Handbook and Enrolling in CPE Unit
  • CPE as the Hajj (Journeys of Sacred Striving)


Week 2: Intercultural and Interreligious Spiritual Care / Islamic Chaplaincy / Prayer

Week 3: Spiritual Assessment Overview / Trauma Informed Care

Week 4: Personality Theory / Enneagram / Myer-Briggs / Shadow Work

Week 5: Group Dynamics / Family Systems

Week 6: Death, Dying, and Grief

Week 7: Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Addiction) and Domestic Violence

Week 8: Disaster Chaplaincy in Domestic/International Crises / Self-Care and Resiliency

Week 9: Transfer of Learning / Research Literacy

Week 10: Final Evaluation Week / CPE Graduation and Certificates

Topics forthcoming: Orientation to Spiritual Care- history, roles, approach, Listening skills, etc., Understanding self, Understanding others, understanding representing Allah to others we serve, interpersonal relationship skills, many more.

Tentative Schedule of Monday Seminar topics – (If any need to may be rescheduled due to Religious/other holidays, or other needs, etc)

1  What is Chaplaincy and CPE and T – foundational principles
2 Listening: Principles and practice – intro to verbatim tools
3 Understanding Self as most important tool you have; Life map/ spiritual journey, personality
4 Listening – HURIER and Validation
5 Listening – Validation and Listener Responses
6 Understanding Others – Human Natures
7 Intro to Theological Reflection and spiritual assessment
8 (CPE Midterm self evaluations) Intro to Trauma
9 Grief and Suicide
10 Intro to hospital ministry (etc)
11 Pastoral Interventions
12 (cont) Pastoral Interventions
13 Mental Illness
14 Caring for Self, Self Assertiveness
15 CPE/T- final self evals
16 CPE/T- final self evals

In the Didactic portions of the day, we will be doing readings from the books, presenting material from the books and then addressing/analyzing Ministry accounts and case studies in the books and real life. Individual/team supervision will be required!

Each Trainee will present to the class and conduct class discussion as instructor, on an assigned chapter (or chapters) from the readings.

Total of 4 ministry records are required for completion:

The purpose of the records of ministry experience (case studies/verbatims) is to learn then to utilize what you learned from the last experience to improve your interactions.
1- Each Trainee will write and present 2 records of ministry experience prior to a Mid-term self evaluation,
2- Each Trainee will write and present 2 records of ministry experience prior to a Final-term self evaluation.
Requirements: If the trainee does not have the following assignments written prior to beginning class they are not permitted to join.
1- Completed Application with full address, email, phone number
2- Bio of 3-5 page including Spiritual Journey- major events of your life (IF they have written Bio before, they must Re-Write it to include what they have gained since) Include your family of origin and your relationship with each one-what did you gain from each one, how are you alike with each one and how are you different- What is the religious background (or lack) and when and how have you experienced God.
3- Full statement of Goals for the Unit in These areas: A) What do I want to learn about myself this unit, B) What do I want to learn about my theory of Spiritual Care, and C) What do I want to learn about my particular functioning in Spiritual Care?
🡪 Address this for each Goal: What are my Goals, How will I gain them, How will I know when I have gained them.
4 books will be required reading and discussion– All of these can be found on Amazon- some of them are also E-books.
People Skills by Robert Bolton(any edition); What Do I Say by Elizabeth Johnston Taylor; I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen, 9 Clinical Cases by Raymond Lawrence

Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT) is a participative and dynamic clinical formation in pastoral care and counseling. Using both Didactic presentations and Clinical experiences, the program integrates concepts from theology, psychology, medicine and ethics.​CPT has as its main textbook “the living human documents,” – learning about oneself and others, and then learning how to embody divine presence and care to persons in various crises of life. Reflection on these experiences form the basis for individual and community growth.

​The primary aim of CPT is to equip religious ministers who are committed to serve others through the ministry functions of sustaining, nourishing, guiding, reconciling, healing, and advocating.

In the Didactic portions of the day, we will be doing readings from the books, presenting material from the books and then addressing/analyzing Ministry accounts and case studies in the books and real life. Individual/team supervision will be required!

Each Trainee will present to the class and conduct class discussion as instructor, on an assigned chapter (or chapters) from the readings.

Total of 4 ministry records are required for completion:

The purpose of the records of ministry experience (case studies/verbatims) is to learn then to utilize what you learned from the last experience to improve your interactions.
1- Each Trainee will write and present 2 records of ministry experience prior to a Mid-term self evaluation,
2- Each Trainee will write and present 2 records of ministry experience prior to a Final-term self evaluation.
Requirements: If the trainee does not have the following assignments written prior to beginning class they are not permitted to join.
1- Completed Application with full address, email, phone number
2- Bio of 3-5 page including Spiritual Journey- major events of your life (IF they have written Bio before, they must Re-Write it to include what they have gained since) Include your family of origin and your relationship with each one-what did you gain from each one, how are you alike with each one and how are you different- What is the religious background (or lack) and when and how have you experienced God.
3- Full statement of Goals for the Unit in These areas: A) What do I want to learn about myself this unit, B) What do I want to learn about my theory of Spiritual Care, and C) What do I want to learn about my particular functioning in Spiritual Care?
🡪 Address this for each Goal: What are my Goals, How will I gain them, How will I know when I have gained them.
4 books will be required reading and discussion– All of these can be found on Amazon- some of them are also E-books.
People Skills by Robert Bolton(any edition); What Do I Say by Elizabeth Johnston Taylor; I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen, 9 Clinical Cases by Raymond Lawrence

Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT) is a participative and dynamic clinical formation in pastoral care and counseling. Using both Didactic presentations and Clinical experiences, the program integrates concepts from theology, psychology, medicine and ethics.​CPT has as its main textbook “the living human documents,” – learning about oneself and others, and then learning how to embody divine presence and care to persons in various crises of life. Reflection on these experiences form the basis for individual and community growth.

​The primary aim of CPT is to equip religious ministers who are committed to serve others through the ministry functions of sustaining, nourishing, guiding, reconciling, healing, and advocating.

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In this course, there is a limited quota.

Note: Respect GS is dedicated to educate Muslim chaplains. For this purpose, each student will get instant scholarship of $1000 in case one of the following conditions are provided:

  • Primary relative of the martyr or veteran
  • College, undergraduate, or graduate students
  • Annual salary is below $50.000.

You may make the payment in instalments with a credit card.

ACPE Accredited Clinical Pastoral Education

$2500

Total

$2500

Exclusive Offer for Scholarship Awardees

$1500

Per month

$500

Do you have a question? Contact us: [email protected]

About Instructor

Dr. Jawad A. Bayat

Jawad is a passionate clinical pastoral educator, spiritual care provider, Muslim chaplain, and inter religious and cultural communicator. He is among the first Muslim ACPE Certified Educators in US history and is the son of Afghan parents who sought refuge in the United States during the 1980s.

For over a decade, Jawad has served as a spiritual care provider, educator, Muslim chaplain, and imam in community, university, medical, and behavioral health contexts. Jawad completed ACPE educator certification at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH where he was a member of the Cleveland Clinic Ethics Committee and initiated their first ever Muslim Spiritual Care Volunteer (ziyara al marid) program. He served as Associate Director for CPE at Penn Medicine Princeton Health | Princeton House Behavioral Health.

Jawad is a graduate of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace in Hartford, CT, and earned his Doctor of Ministry in Professional Education and Leadership at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, MI. His doctoral dissertation entitled “Journeys of Sacred Striving: Advancing CPE Theory Autoethnographically through the Hajj” is the contribution of an original CPE theory from a spiritually based Muslim articulation that guides the CPE learner through their transformation. Additionally, he is the author of “The Jihad of Self-Realization and Human Growth in CPE” in The Mantle of Mercy: Islamic Chaplaincy in North America. In his teaching, he brings his learning experience of traveling internationally to the Sultanate of Oman with the Al Amana Centre and Institute of Shariah Sciences, in Germany and Poland with the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at Gadjah Mada University, and most importantly with completing the hajj in 2019.

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