Clinical Pastoral Education Program - Careers - Eskenazi Health

The Eskenazi Health Clinical Pastoral Education Program offers: 

  • An interfaith program accredited by the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training
  • A blended curriculum of online lessons and in-person lessons (100 hours) 
  • Supervised clinical practicum (300 hours) with patients, families and staff
  • Low supervisor-to-student ratio
  • Enriched with the inclusion of standardized, evidence-based curriculum developed by the Spiritual Care Association
  • Self-care skills incorporated throughout the experience (courtesy of Center for Mind-Body Medicine)
  • Unique educational experience for spiritual caregivers to care for under-served populations while learning demands of chaplaincy practice in a secular organization

2018 UNITS:

Winter-Spring unit: Registration dates are Nov. 1 - Dec. 15.
Unit dates are Jan. 21 – May 18

Summer unit: Registration dates are March 1 – April 15
Unit dates are June 10 – Oct. 5


Application fee (one-time, non-refundable): $75
Tuition (per unit): $900


Application for the Eskenazi Health Clinical Pastoral Education program at Eskenazi Health is a three-step process.

1. Contact Eskenazi Health to set up an initial interview to determine eligibility for the program. You may contact Father Robert Lyons, manager, at or 317.880.7123.

2.  After completing the initial interview with Eskenazi health, submit a completed application, together with appropriate fees, to the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT). Application information and forms are found at

3. Upon acceptance by ICPT, arrange with Eskenazi Health Volunteer Services to complete the onboarding process, which will include background checks and health screens necessary for work in a clinical environment.


Completing CPE units through ICPT and Eskenazi Health does not guarantee employment at Eskenazi Health, or any other institution.