Clinical Pastoral Education

The Pastoral Care Department at Baptist Medical Center is dedicated to the spiritual development and training of ministers and laypersons. There are now two levels of training to meet the needs of those interested in furthering their knowledge in ministry.

We offer a program entitled Training Leaders in Ministry. It is an introduction to clinical ministry. This course is designed to provide the basic information and listening/counseling skills needed in ministry to the sick, aged and grieving. Classes are friendly, small in size, and geared toward the adult learner. This course introduces the basic foundations of pastoral care in hospitals, nursing homes as well as private home settings. This program is open to people of all faith traditions. For further information please contact Chaplain Jerry Gaggini at 601/973-1548.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a program designed to provide supervised ministry training to those interested in fine tuning their ministry skills while developing their pastoral formation. This program is sponsored by The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Inc (CPSP). Students completing this training may seek membership in one of the local CPSP Chapters where they may obtain board certification as a chaplain or pastoral counselor. Presently there are two 18 week programs offered annually at Baptist Medical Center. One program begins in January ending in May and the other begins in August concluding in mid-December.

For more information:

Call: 601.968.5146
Email: acarden@mbhs.org
Write: Pastoral Care Department, CPE
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Please click for a copy of the application form: 

http://cpsp.org/documents.html

 

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