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Clinical Pastoral Education
Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E.) began in New England about 75 years ago in response to a need for persons of faith to learn how to practice effective pastoral and spiritual care and to integrate their own spiritual history into that process. At that time, C.P.E. was primarily for ordained clergy and seminary students. However, that has now been expanded to clergy, lay people, and persons seeking to explore the spiritual and professional dimensions of the practice of their professions.

In 1967, four separate organizations joined together to form The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Since that time, students of all denominations and faith commitments have been encouraged to bring their faith and spiritual understandings to people who are going through critical experiences in life in order that they may recognize and use their faith to support, encourage, and enhance healing.

All programs at Maine Medical Center are fully accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., 1549 Clairmont Rd., Suite 103, Decatur, Georgia 30033. This organization is recognized nationally as an accrediting agency in the field by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education.

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