Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) course

Date/Time: 04/24/2017 - 09/04/2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Provider: Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care

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Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care is offering ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) course that will train participants to lead supervised encounters with people in crisis.

Led by Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care’s Spiritual Care Program Manager, the 20-week program offers one unit of study which involves 300 clinical hours and 100 hours of group and individual training. Cornerstone Hospice requires three units to be certified to minister to its patients and their families.

“Each unit is comprised of three components taken from The Standards of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy,” said Rich Behers, DMin, BCC, CFHPC. “The topics cover Pastoral Formation, Pastoral Competence and Pastoral Reflection.”

“Through reading, writing and using the lessons in both clinical and pastoral settings, the CPE course is giving more to me than just an in-depth understanding of chaplaincy,” said the Very Reverend Gordon E. Barcalow, CSFD, with St. Francis of Assissi Outreach Minstry. “It is giving me the tools and resources to practice true pastoral care in all aspects of ministry.”

The CPE course will be held Mondays, beginning April 24, from 1 – 5 p.m., at Cornerstone Hospice, 4117 County Rd 561, Tavares, FL 32778. The cost is $500. For information and to register, please email


About Cornerstone Hospice

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., a not-for-profit, community organization since 1984, provides comfort and care to Central Florida families experiencing life-limiting illnesses. Over 7,000 people in Lake, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties benefit from Cornerstone programs each year. Enhanced patient and family care is made possible through the generous support of individuals and groups.  For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 866-742-6655 or visit



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