Clinical Pastoral Education Program

The Pastoral Care Department at Riverside Regional Medical Center offers three ACPE accredited programs in Clinical Pastoral Education. There are two internship programs and one residency program.

Extended Internship
The seminars meet on Monday mornings from 8:30am until 2:00pm. The scheduled seminars include verbatim presentations of clinical material, a didactic seminar, guest speakers, and unstructured seminars. Each participant also receives 50 minutes of individual supervision by the CPE supervisor every two weeks. Each participant is expected to visit the patient care areas of Riverside Regional Medical Center for a minimum of four hours per week, and be on call for weekend or weeknight duty once every two weeks. The program includes 400 hours of supervision (100 hours of direct supervision and 300 hours of clinical work and indirect supervision). It begins in September and is completed in May. Those who complete the program receive credit for a full unit of clinical pastoral education. The tuition cost of the program is $400.

Summer Internship
The seminars meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:30am until 12:00pm. The scheduled seminars include verbatim presentations of clinical material, didactic material, guest speakers, and unstructured seminars. Each participant is expected to be on call weekly, and to visit patients, family, and staff for a minimum of four hours per day. Each participant receives 50 minutes of individual supervision each week of the 12 week program. The program includes 400 hours of supervision (100 hours of direct supervision and 300 hours of clinical work and indirect supervision). It begins in May and is completed in August. Those who complete the program receive credit for a full unit of clinical pastoral education. The tuition cost of the program is $400.

Residency Program 
The seminars meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:30am until 12:00pm. The seminars include the verbatim presentations, didactic material, guest speakers and unstructured seminars. The program is full-time, and runs for twelve months. There are two options for residents to join the Clinical Pastoral Education program, either in February or September. If a resident enters the program in February, he or she will finish the program in the following February. If the resident joins in September, then he or she will complete the program in the following September. All residents join the same cohort group for the educational seminars. Each participant receives 50 minutes of individual supervision each week of the program. The program includes 1600 hours of supervision (400 hours of direct supervision and 1200 hours of clinical work and indirect supervision). Those who complete the program receive four units of clinical pastoral education. The program offers a stipend of approximately $28,500 for the year. There is no tuition fee.

The application process includes the completion of an ACPE application, available through the ACPE website, and an individual interview on site for the residency program. For the internship programs, an admissions interview must be completed by an ACPE authorized person and the written report submitted with the application material.

Please mail completed applications to:

Wendi Steinberg, MPS, BCC-S
Director of Pastoral Care and CPE Supervisor NACC/ACPE
Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 594-2273


 

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