ACPE Level I students fulfill the following objectives:
Articulate the central themes of their religious heritage and the theological understanding that informs their ministry.
Identify and discuss major life events, relationships and cultural contexts that influence personal identity as expressed in pastoral functioning.
Initiate peer group and supervisory consultation and receive critique about one’s practice.
Risk offering appropriate and timely critique.
Recognize relational dynamics within group contexts.
Demonstrate integration of conceptual understandings presented in the curriculum into pastoral practice.
Initiate helping relationships within and across diverse populations.
Use the clinical methods of learning to achieve their educational goals.
Formulate clear and specific goals for continuing pastoral formation with reference to personal strengths and weaknesses.
ACPE Level II students fulfill the following objectives:
Articulate an understanding of the pastoral role that is congruent with their personal values, basic assumptions and personhood.
Provide pastoral ministry to diverse people, taking into consideration multiple elements of cultural and ethnic differences, social conditions, systems, and justice issues without imposing their own perspectives.
Demonstrate a range of pastoral skills, including listening/attending, empathic reflection, conflict resolution/ confrontation, crisis management, and appropriate use of religious/spiritual resources.
Assess the strengths and needs of those served, grounded in theology and using an understanding of the behavioral sciences.
Manage ministry and administrative function in terms of accountability, productivity, self-direction, and clear accurate professional communication.
Demonstrate competent use of self in ministry and administrative function which includes: emotional availability, cultural humility, non-anxious and non-judgmental presence, and clear and responsible boundaries.
Establish collaboration and dialogue with peers, authorities and other professionals.
Demonstrate self-supervision through realistic self-evaluation of pastoral functioning.
Through Supervisory CPE, qualified persons who have demonstrated pastoral, professional, and clinical competence will develop competence in the art, theory and practice of supervision of clinical pastoral education.
The objectives of Supervisory CPE define the scope of the Supervisory CPE program curriculum. Outcomes define the competencies that result from a supervisory student’s participation in Supervisory CPE programs.
Standard 313 The Supervisory CPE center designs its Supervisory CPE curriculum to facilitate achievement of the following objectives:
To develop supervisory students’ knowledge in theories and methodologies related to CPE supervision drawn from theology, professional and organizational ethics, the behavioral sciences, and adult education.
To provide students practice in the supervision of CPE under the supervision of and ACPE Supervisor.
To facilitate students’ integration of the theory and practice of CPE supervision in their identity as a person, pastor and educator.