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The Eskenazi Health Clinical Pastoral Education Program offers: 

  • An interfaith program accredited by the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training ( ICPT)
  • 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

ALREADY WORKING AS A CHAPLAIN, BUT DON’T FEEL YOU HAVE ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY?

If you are already working as a paid or volunteer chaplain, Eskenazi Health’s CPE program may be able to use some or all of your existing chaplaincy hours against your required clinical hours. Please inquire with our CPE Supervisor about this option.

WINTER-SPRING 2020

October 1, 2019: Pre-Application Interviews Open and Application Process Begins
December 23, 2019: Last Day to Apply and/or Enroll
December 29, 2019: Deadline for Enrollment Agreements and Requested Paperwork; Tuition Due
January 6, 2020 – June 30, 2020 – Start/End Dates

SUMMER-FALL 2020

April 1, 2020: Pre-Application Interviews Open and Application Process Begins
June 25, 2020: Last Day to Apply and/or Enroll
July 3, 2020: Deadline for Enrollment Agreements and Requested Paperwork; Tuition Due
July 8, 2020 – December 22, 2020 – Start/End Dates

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition fees, described below, are set by the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training, and must be paid in full by the due date indicated for the unit. ICPT does not currently offer deferred payment programs. Tuition costs are subject to change by ICPT at any time. Please refer to the ICPT website for current fees. Please note: Eskenazi Health does not collect or manage monies for this program.

As of the time of this update to the CPE site, the following fees apply:

Tuition per unit: $1,235.00
Application Fee: $75.00 
*Students with a gap of six months between units are required to reapply and pay a new application fee.

INFLUENZA VACCINATION

Eskenazi Health requires the influenza vaccination for all students doing placement work on our campus. If you will be conducting your clinical hours at Eskenazi Health, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, a medical waiver or a religious exemption waiver request. Vaccination is at the student’s own expense.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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 robertf.lyons@eskenazihealth.edu or 317.880.7123. Please do not skip this step! If you apply to the ICPT and are approved, you still must be approved by Eskenazi Health. In this instance, you would not receive a refund of your application fees.

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 http://www.clinicalpastoraled.org/enroll.html.

3.  Upon acceptance by ICPT, arrange to complete the Eskenazi Health onboarding process, which will include appropriate screenings necessary for work in a clinical environment.

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT

Individuals participating in Clinical Pastoral Education through Eskenazi Health are:

  • Classified as unpaid student interns for the duration of their training. No financial compensation is offered or implied for the completion of clinical or classroom hours.
  • Responsible for any associated, non-tuition costs incurred through participation in the program including (i.e., parking fees, books, etc.)
  • Responsible to comply with Eskenazi Health requirements for participation in on-campus activities, including receiving (or providing proof of having received) an annual influenza vaccination.

The completion of Clinical Pastoral Education units through this program does not guarantee employment with Eskenazi Health, or with any other institution. 

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