Archive For Cpe

What bubbles taught me about prayer

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is education to teach pastoral care to clergy and others.  CPE is the primary method of training hospital and hospice chaplains and Spiritual Care Providers.   My summer internship was spent in the ten week CPE program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  My cohort consisted of ten colleagues; eight of […]

Read more September 2, 2015

I Sang

Recently I made a trip to my hometown in Florida for my mother’s wedding. All the details were figured out and my ticket was booked, but something unexpected happened. Before my trip my grandfather, who has advanced dementia, had a fall. Luckily (or unluckily), I was going down anyways and would be able to visit […]

Read more February 6, 2015

Emotional Eating and Soul Friends: The Top Reasons to Do CPE

Clinical Pastoral Education, commonly referred to as “CPE,” is a pastoral care educational process of action and reflection. In our second year of divinity school we entered the CPE journey together at Wake Forest Baptist Health. CPE is offered at medical centers across the nation for academic credit and professional development. Our internship lasted from […]

Read more April 9, 2014

It’s Still Always Worth It

On the evening of February 11, 2014, the School of Divinity hosted Nadia Bolz-Weber for a free, public lecture. Two students, Analyse Triolo (MDiv ’15) and Erica Walecka (MDiv ’14), initiated Nadia’s visit with us via a tweet. The first time I heard Nadia Bolz-Weber speak was in the summer of 2011 at the Wild […]

Read more February 26, 2014

Finding God in the Darkness

I spent the majority of  my summer standing on the corner of “God’s will” and “sometimes things just happen.” I completed a 10-week unit of CPE at WFU Baptist Hospital, but I felt more like Jacob at Peniel. I wrestled with God and her mercy, her fickle presence, and her selective suffering. One of my […]

Read more November 14, 2012

#Confessionsofawannabechaplain; Abby Pratt and CPE

At first glance, my summer CPE internship has been very different from my past summer job in which I have worked as a high ropes facilitator on the campus of my alma mater, William Jewell College. Over the past few summers I have developed a love for leading groups through various challenges as they walk […]

Read more July 10, 2012