Providers

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

Training Environment

WellSpan York Hospital

At WellSpan York Hospital clinical assignments link students to patients, families, and staff of a particular service line including inpatients and outpatients.  Service lines are Behavioral Health, Cardiovascular, Medical, Neuroscience, Oncology, Surgery and Women/Children.  There is a required shadowing experience with a hospice chaplain and a clinical placement (for Chaplain Residents only) at Memorial Hospital, a small community hospital a few miles away.

WellSpan Health's CPE Program also includes training in a $2.3 million 4,500 square feet medical simulation laboratory to facilitate pastoral development, enhancing theological reflection and articulation of the action reflection model of Clinical Pastoral Education. We use professional actors in the simulation environment in order to re-create common pastoral care scenarios. Simulation involves using high tech camera, sound system and video to view and record a pastoral encounter with simulated patients, families and staff.

More than 120 medical residents throughout WellSpan will train in the simulation laboratory along with nurses, students, chaplains, attending physician and other health care personnel.

This focused experience is augmented by the experience of being the "on call" chaplain. The "on call" chaplain is responsible for provision of pastoral care throughout the hospital at night, on weekends, and on holidays.

Focus of Residency Units

Unit 1: "The Clinic"
Focus: Spirituality and Spiritual Assessment
Paper: "My Understanding of Spirituality and praxis of Spiritual Assessment
Unit 2: "Spirituality / Theology"
Focus: Theology and praxis
Paper: "My Theology/Spirituality of Pastoral Care and praxis"
Unit 3: "Personality, Emotions, and Behavior"
Focus: Psychology/Personality Theory and praxis
Paper: "My Theory of Personality/Psychological Theory and praxis"
Unit 4: "Getting All the Parts Together"
Focus: Integration of Pastoral Care, praxis and administration   
Paper: Project TBA & Case Presentations

Programs available at WellSpan York Hospital are Extended CPE, Summer CPE and CPE Residency.
See application* and admission process.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital is a community hospital. Student assignments are in settings that provide diversity, with the emphasis on community health and extensive involvement in clinical placements outside the hospital. Through individual supervision and a variety of seminars, we provide the CPE student with an opportunity to learn from experience, through active reflection on ministry.

Programs available at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital are Extended CPE and Summer CPE.
See application* and admission process.

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