Healthcare Services and Programs

The heart of OhioHealth's clinical pastoral education (CPE) is ministry with people and learning through reflection, discussion and the evaluation of those encounters. Our action-reflection model of education addresses topics such as:

  • self-awareness
  • personal and professional identity formation
  • pastoral theology
  • behavioral science
  • pastoral reflection
  • self-supervision
  • spiritual assessment
  • systems theory
  • cross-cultural and interfaith issues
  • individual learning goals

OhioHealth CPE offers all three levels: Level I, Level II and Supervisory CPE.

Which OhioHealth CPE Program Is Right for Me?

Intern Units

OhioHealth offers a 30-week extended intern program, beginning in October. This is for students enrolled in a theological school or seminary who are looking for practical experience. We also offer an 11-week summer intensive internship program beginning in June.

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Residency Program

Our year-long residency program, beginning in September, offers an opportunity to earn credits for three units of CPE. This residency program provides excellent preparation for a professional career as a hospital chaplain.

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Supervisory Resident Fellowship

A full-time, three-and-a-half-year supervisory program is open to one candidate who has completed at least two units of Level II CPE and is interested in supervising CPE students.

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