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What is Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)?
Clinical Pastoral Education is a program of professional education for the provision of spiritual and religious care by persons of all faiths. Using a model of supervised action and reflection with a peer group sharing the learning experience, students provide care to persons in need and then reflect on and receive feedback about their work. Students strive to meet their individual goals contracted with their supervisor, and to meet the ACPE outcomes related to: forming an identity as a spiritual care-giver; knowledge and skills related to the provision of care; and development of reflective and self-supervisory abilities.
CPE at Einstein
CPE at Einstein is part of Chaplaincy Services, in the Department of Volunteer, Chaplaincy, Language and Cultural Services. CPE Residents and Interns work in a supportive team with Staff Chaplains to provide care to patients, families, and staff in an institution that values both spiritual care, and meeting the emotional and cultural needs of a diverse patient population.
All students are assigned to their own clinical areas, and also have exposure to the full range of clinical areas and trauma work during their on-call shifts. Emphasis is placed on communication with and integration into the care-team with medical professionals.
Our programs use individualized learning contracts and supervision, an increasingly sophisticated series of verbatim formats, didactics, small group-work with peers, and self-evaluation for the CPE method of action/reflection learning.
AEHN is an urban, multi-cultural, twelve-hundred bed teaching healthcare network with an historic Jewish identity, committed to care for all. The Inpatient Facilities covered by our CPE Chaplains include:
Einstein Medical Center: Level One Trauma CenterWillowcrest : Sub-acute care facilityBelmont Center for Comprehensive treatment: Psychiatric HospitalMoss Rehab/Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park: Rehabilitation Hospital, including the Drucker Brain Injury Center
Our Network Specialties include:Education; liver, kidney, and pancreatic transplant; neo-natal ICU; cardiac care; trauma; psychiatric care; orthopedic surgery; rehabilitation; geriatric care; and neurology.
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has just received ACGME accreditation for a new Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology has developed a partnership agreement with Philadelphia University
Congratulations to senior students LeighAnn Sulzbach and Sarah Sliwinski for winning Third Place in the annual Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists’ 2012 Student Day TechnoBowl competition
With fierce determination and tremendous aptitude, the team of psychiatry residents from Einstein Medical Center was crowned national champions of Mind Games, a Jeopardy-style game held at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual meeting.
Renowned Rehabilitation Facility MossRehab is Exclusive Site of U.S. Clinical Trials of ReWalk™ Philadelphia (June 30, 2009) - MossRehab, one of the nation's leading rehabilitation hospitals