Canon Daniel Nuzum (who is an accredited Healthcare Chaplain working at Cork University Hospital, Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, and the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork) recently completed CPE to Advanced Level under the supervision of Sr Mary Jo Corcoran, Director of CPE, Cork University Hospital. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is the formal method of education for those involved in or preparing for pastoral ministry. CPE is an essential requirement for accreditation as a healthcare chaplain in Ireland.
CPE is an action –reflection – integration model of learning overseen by a trained supervisor involving 400 hours of supervised ministry, education, interpersonal group work and individual supervision. Although it most often takes place in a healthcare setting it can also be adapted to all ministry settings.
One unit of CPE training is provided at Cork University Hospital and an extended Unit over twenty weeks is also run at the St Luke’s Home Education Centre, Cork. For further information about CPE please visit the ACPE website.