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Prisma Health Spiritual Care and Education

Mailing Address

Taylor at Marion St.
Columbia, SC 29220

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Individuals and families facing injury or illness often look for help with spiritual, emotional and mental health during a frightening time. The Prisma Health Clinical Pastoral Education Program, fully accredited by ACPE to offer Level I, Level II and Supervisory units of CPE, offers CPE students an opportunity to work and learn alongside students across multiple disciplines and academic institutions, where they can gain experience and embrace their important place within the timeline of care.

The learning environment within the Clinical Pastoral Education’s year-long residency program is focused on increasing self-awareness, integrating theological reflection and behavioral sciences into spiritual assessments and interventions. Our residents participate in ethics consultations and research initiatives. Chaplain Residents earn four units of CPE and are placed at one of our component sites for the year, while extended programs and intern programs offer opportunities for students grow in their identity and practice of ministry while earning a unit of CPE.

Our ACPE Certified Educator program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to facilitate students journey toward certification while participating as a junior faculty member of the CPE Program. CECs can complete the certification process within 2-4 years at Prisma Health.

About Prisma Health

Prisma Health is the largest nonprofit health organization in South Carolina and was formed by the merging of Palmetto Health and the Greenville Health System in November 2017. 

One of the largest health care organizations within the South and the largest health care organization in South Carolina, Prisma Health has 29,309 team members, 18 acute and specialty hospitals, 2,827 licensed beds, 320 practice sites and more than 5,400 employed and independent clinicians across its clinically integrated inVio Health Network

Prisma Health serves more than 1.5 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina.