Clinical Pastoral Education is experience-based theological education for seminarians, clergy and laity of diverse cultures, ethnic groups and faith traditions.
What is Clinical Pastoral Education?
- Supervision of encounters in ministry with persons in crisis
- Development of awareness of self and others
- Focus on the goals of pastoral reflection, formation and competence
- Development of the capacity for the pastoral and spiritual care of individuals, families and systems
The School of Clinical Pastoral Education includes two Sentara Hospitals: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Leigh Hospital. We provide both residency and internship programs.