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Spiritual Care Services and Clinical Pastoral Education at University of Colorado Hospital

The University of Colorado Hospital Department of Spiritual Care Services is an accredited ACPE Center for clinical pastoral education (CPE). We offer Levels I, II, and the Supervisory Level of ACPE clinical pastoral education.

We serve the University of Colorado Hospital, University of Colorado at Denver and Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Physical Therapy at Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Application Information

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Program Schedule

Summer Intensive 2014
Tuition:   $1,200
Application deadline:   May 2, 2014
June 2 – August 15, 2014
11 weeks/40 hours per wk + on-call
On-Call: Share balanced rotation schedule
Specialized Summer Intensive 2014
Tuition:   $1,200
Application deadline:   May 2, 2014
June 2 – August 15, 2014
11 weeks/40 hours per week
 
Tuition: One ACPE/CPE unit (2014) is $1,200. A $100 non-refundable deposit is
due upon acceptance into the program; balance due when the session begins.
Tuition cost is subject to change.
Residency 2014 – 2015
Tuition:   Waived
Application deadline: February 15, 2014
August 18, 2014 - August 21, 2015
40 hours per week + on-call
On-Call: Share balanced rotation schedule
Supervisory Education 2014 – 2015
Tuition:   Waived
Application deadline: 
SES Program filled for 2014-2015 year
40 hours per week + on-call
On-Call: Share balanced rotation schedule
Compensation: Residents and Supervisory Residents receive a very competitive salary and benefits: healthcare with options for vision and dental; and education expense reimbursement.
 Applications received after the deadline will be held and may be reviewed by ACPE supervisors and supervisory candidates with this center.

Program Descriptions

Single Units Levels I and II ACPE

Extended Unit ACPE engages students in a part-time program of education and clinical pastoral service. The weekly time commitment is arranged with supervisors and peers. In addition to the 400 hours required to complete one extended unit of CPE, students participate in the on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of volunteer services and health requirements of the University of Colorado Hospital.

Applications are being accepted for Winter Extended Unit 2014

Summer Intensive ACPE engages students in a full-time program of education and clinical pastoral service, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a total of 400 hours/unit. In addition to the 400 hours required to complete one unit of CPE, students participate in the on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours of educational time and 300 hours of clinical service time during the course of the unit. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of volunteer services and health requirements of the University of Colorado Hospital.

Applications are being accepted for Summer Intensive 2014

Summer Specialized Intensive ACPE engages students in a full time program of clinical pastoral service in an addictions recovery and rehabilitation setting at the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. This unique program is 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a total of 400 hours. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours of educational time and 300 hours of clinical service time during the course of the unit. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of volunteer services and health requirements of the University of Colorado Hospital.

Applications being accepted for Summer Specialized Intensive 2014

Single Unit ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education Program:
CPE Seminars focus on pastoral formation, pastoral competence and pastoral reflection
Clinical Rotation - medical, surgical, addiction rehabilitation
On-Call Responsibilities-hospital wide
Biomedical Ethics Training

If academic course credit is granted, this Center will provide your theological (or other) school with a pass/fail grade.

Residency Levels I and II ACPE

engages students in a program of education and clinical pastoral service. Residencies are a full-time commitment, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for one year for a total of 1600 hours of supervised learning per year. Additionally, residents participate in an on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 400 hours of educational time and 1200 hours of clinical service time during the course of the year. It is expected that applicants for residency have completed one ACPE Unit of clinical pastoral education. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of human resources and health requirements of the University of Colorado Hospital.
 

ACPE Residency Clinical Pastoral Education Program:
CPE Seminars focus on pastoral formation, pastoral competence, and pastoral reflection
Clinical Rotation - medical, surgical, palliative care, addiction rehabilitation
On-call responsibilities hospital-wide
Participation on the University of Colorado Hospital Ethics Committee
Participation in CU School of Medicine Courses
Participation in CU Program in Health Care Ethics, Humanities and Law

Supervisory Education

Engages students in a program of continued clinical pastoral education and service. Education will focus on the practice of clinical pastoral education with this center's supervisors and other supervisors and peers throughout the South Central Region of ACPE. Residents in the ACPE Certification process are accepted for three years and reviewed annually for continued participation. Residency is a full-time committment, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for one year for a total of 1600 hours of supervised learning per year. Additionally, residents participate in the on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. Supervisory residents are expected to complete a minimum of 1600 combined educational and clinical service hours per year. Single units of supervisory education are not offered.

It is required that applicants for residency have completed prerequisite Levels of ACPE clinical pastoral education. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of human resources and health requirements of the University of Colorado Hospital.

ACPE Supervisory Education Programs include:
All Level II Components
Supervisory Seminars
Supervisory Peer Group
Supervisory Practice

Contact Information

The Rev. Julie R. Swaney
Certified Supervisor, ACPE
Julie.Swaney@uchealth.org
The Rev. Wayne A. Van Kampen
Certified Supervisor, ACPE
Wayne.VanKampen@uchealth.org
Betsy Benjamin
Administrative Secretary
Accrediting Agency
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
1549 Clairmont Road - Decatur, Georgia 30033
tel (404) 320-1472     www.acpe.edu