Good Samaritan offers a program of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. CPE is taken by seminary students preparing for ordained ministry, ordained clergy who desire continuing education in pastoral/spiritual care, and qualified lay persons who may desire the learning in self-reflection and pastoral care for ministry within their faith communities. Lay persons and clergy may also take CPE to discern a ministry vocation in chaplaincy, and CPE is the primary clinical training for those preparing for professional chaplaincy. Education requirements may be made by department’s faculty on a case-by-case basis. Minimal requirement is high school or GED diploma.
For a CPE application or more information contact:
Good Samaritan Hospital Pastoral Care
375 Dixmyth Ave.,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
513 862 2281
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
1549 Clairmont Rd., Suite 103
Decatur GA, 30033
404 320 1472
*More detailed information regarding Clinical Pastoral Education can be found at www.acpe.edu.
Ministry Education Program
Bethesda North offers a community-based ministry education program for those who would like to learn how to be better caregivers and enhance their Stephen Ministry Programs in their community. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program and are eligible to volunteer in the pastoral care departments at Good Samaritan and Bethesda North.