Clinical Pastoral Education

Fall 2020

September 15, 2020 – February 9, 2021

The purpose of Clinical Pastoral Education 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.  


CPE with Chaplain Daniel Dávila: Human communication, human development, crisis counseling, theological reflection – 1 Unit

Instructor: Chaplain Daniel Dávila, M.Div., MAR, BCCC, DIPLOMATE

Schedule: Every Thursday, from September 17, 2020 – February 11, 2021 (20 Weeks Total!)

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Teaching Method: Online

Cost: $750


Application Requirements:

  1. Students must be minimum high school graduates (High school graduates are eligible for this education, yet finding job positions or to be board certified might require 4 years college education)
  2. They should be a part of a faith community
  3. Tuition is $ 750 per unit
  4. Students should submit the below online application form
  5. All students must pass the admission interview that will be conducted by the supervisor of the program

Admission Interview:

After the submission of the application, the program supervisor Dr. Ron Cockroft will contact the candidate to set up an appointment for the admission interview. If the candidate cannot pass the interview, the tuition will fully reimbursed by RGS. The interview aims to make an assessment in the following areas:

  • Understanding the background of the candidate
  • English speaking and listening competency of the candidate
  • Establishing the faith community of the candidate


Introduction of Chaplain Daniel Dávila, M.Div., MAR, BCCC, DIPLOMATE

Chaplain Daniel Dávila is the Interim Director of Spiritual Care at Austin State Hospital and supervisor/trainer of chaplain interns at Austin State Hospital. Chaplain Dávila is Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Diplomate with CPSP (College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy). Chaplain Dávila also serves on the ASH Spanish Language Interpreter Program. Chaplain Dávila is ordained and endorsed by the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

Chaplain Dávila received his BA at Evangel University, M.Div. at Philipps University Graduate Seminary, MAR at the Iliff School of Theology and he also did graduate work at St. Thomas Catholic Seminary in Denver and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. His clinical pastoral education was done in Tulsa Hillcrest Medical Center, Corpus Christi Memorial Medical Center and Driscoll Children’s Hospital. 

Chaplain Dávila has taught pastoral care and counseling in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. He has served as President in the Weslaco Ministerial Alliances and in the Austin Latin Ministerial Alliance.   

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