Objectives for CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education includes the goals of pastoral reflection, pastoral formation, and pastoral competence. At the beginning of each CPE unit, participants develop a learning contract around these three goals:
Pastoral Reflection: reflection on one’s self as person and pastor in relationship to persons in crisis, the supervisor, and peer group members, as well as the curriculum and institutional setting.
Pastoral Formation: focus on personal and pastoral identity issues in learning and ministry.
Pastoral Competence: deepening and unfolding of competence in pastoral function, pastoral skills, and knowledge of theology and the behavioral sciences.