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Clinical Pastoral Education

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center offers clinical pastoral education (CPE), bringing together theological students and ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounter with persons in crisis.

Our programs help students develop new awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those to whom they minister. Students will also develop a new understanding of ministry and skills in interpersonal and inter-professional relationships. We’re also accredited for Level I and II and Supervisory CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and offer ACPE Certified CPE™.

Spokane Clinical Pastoral Education Programs:

ACPE Supervisor

Reverend Kent A. Schaufelberger - Supervisor, Spokane, WA Clinical Pastoral Education program.

Rev. Kent A. Schaufelberger supervises CPE from his 40 years of ministry and experience as a hospital chaplain. He is ordained and endorsed for specialized ministry by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains, and a Certified Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Kent has developed and led specialized grief recovery groups and programs for crisis and emergency response. He has supervised CPE students for over 25 years in a variety of clinical venues in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. His educational philosophy is collegial and relational. He is presently serving as a member of the Pacific Region Peer Review committee and a member of the ACPE’s Standards Committee.