Sentara School of Clinical Pastoral Education
The Sentara School of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is devoted to improving the spiritual care of patients, families and staff involved in healthcare crises (illness, injury, trauma, loss as well as those facing surgery and various serious medical procedures) through the clinical education of clergy, laity and others interested in the religious, ethical and spiritual aspects of health care.
In support of the mission of Chaplaincy Services and Sentara Healthcare, the Sentara School of Clinical Pastoral Education provides opportunities to develop and integrate the art and skills of spiritual care.
Statement of Accreditation
Sentara Hospitals (including Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Leigh Hospital) are accredited to offer CPE Levels I & II by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc.
The School of Clinical Pastoral Education received two commendations ("best practice awards"). The Accreditation Commission of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education commended our School for the quality of our CPE Curriculum and for the quality of our Student Handbook.