The Schwartz Center’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program teaches clinical caregivers the skills to address the existential, spiritual and religious concerns of patients and their loved ones. CPE participants learn how to engage and support patients as they grapple with profound questions such as:
The CPE program hones clinicians’ communication skills, while giving them the tools to minister to patients' spiritual needs along with the medical. Meeting weekly for five months, fellows learn through didactic presentations, clinical seminars, "experience of faith" seminars and individual supervision. The program takes place at Massachusetts General Hospital and is offered twice a year.
For more information, call the Chaplaincy Department at Massachusetts General Hospital: (617) 726-2220.