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.

Mission Statement 

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., One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030, 404-320-1472. ACPE URL: www.acpe.edu. Trace Haythorn, Executive Director

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