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Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is interfaith professional education for ministry. It brings theological students and ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounter with persons in crisis. Out of an intense involvement with persons in need, and the feedback from peers and teachers, students develop new awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those to whom they minister. From theological reflection on specific human situations, they gain a new understanding of ministry. Within the interdisciplinary team process of helping persons, they develop skills in interpersonal and interprofessional relationships.  For more information visit

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Complete the ACPE Application and submit to the desired site via mail or email.

Columbia Program - MidlandsGreenville Program - Upstate
Prisma Health Spiritual Care & Education
ATTN: CPE Supervisor
Taylor at Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29220
Prisma Health Spiritual Care & Education
ATTN: CPE Supervisor
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

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The Prisma Health program in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is accredited for Level One and Level Two by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). The ACPE is nationally recognized as an accrediting agency in the field of clinical pastoral education by the U. S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, visit