The Clinical Pastoral Education & Research Center, Japan
CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION (CPE) COURSES

Type:
  The Center offers two types of CPE courses
  • Degree course
  • Volunteer course

Content:
  The content of the courses is:
  • Psychological dimension: human relations and communication, listening, values clarification (first two weeks )
  • Spiritual dimension: spirit and spirituality, spiritual pain and spiritual care (third, fourth and fifth week)
  • Philosophical dimension: the human condition, the meaning of life, suffering and death (sixth week)
  • Theological religious dimension: religion, belief, God, worship, sin, redemption, resurrection (seventh week)
  • Integration of the psychological, philosophical, and theological dimensions (eighth week)


Structure:
  The structure of the courses is as follows:
Degree course:
  • Field work:
      6 ~ 8 weeks (minimum 30 days) at a hospital. Periods available at present are one week (five days) and two weeks (ten days).
  • Verbatim:
      12 verbatim during the training course and 18 after the training course
  • Reading:
      eight book reports
  • Supervision:
      weekly personal supervision during the course, twice group supervision and personal supervision once a month for at least half a year after the course
  • Philosophical-Theological studies:
      minimum of 120 hours completed. Pastoral experience for three years minimum
  *** The field work has to be completed within three years, the philosophical-theological studies have to be completed within three years. Pastoral experience either before or after enrollment.
 Volunteer course:
  • Field work:
      Two weeks (minimum 10 days) at a hospital. Periods available at present are one week (five days) and two weeks (ten days).
  • Verbatim:
      4 verbatim during the training course and 16 after the training course
  • Reading:
      six book reports
  • Supervision:
      weekly personal supervision during the course and once a month for at least half a year after the course
  • Philosophical-Theological studies:
      a minimum of 20 hours completed
  *** The field work has to be completed within two years, the philosophical-theological studies have to be completed within three years.