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Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education Program
The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Yuma Regional Medical Center trains ministers of all faiths to provide comfort and support to patients and their families during their hospital experience. YRMC offers Level I, Level II and Supervisory Clinical Pastoral Education.  The CPE program is accredited by:

   The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
   1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103
   Decatur, GA   30033

The CPE Residency Program
Recognized nationally for its exceptionally high standards, the year-long residency program at YRMC offers an empowering learning environment that encourages both personal and professional growth. Students learn how to provide spiritual and emotional support to individuals of all faiths and beliefs to help comfort them in their time of need. Offerings may include Healing Touch, Guided Imagery and training in topics such as Crucial Conversations, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Crucial Confrontations.

Students may experience a wide range of unique opportunities to practice ministry within a clinical team environment, such as working with trauma situations, end of life issues and crisis intervention. YRMC typically offers five residencies each year and supports each residency with a stipend.

Prerequisites: To apply for residency, candidates should have successfully completed one year of post-graduate education and be in good standing in their faith group.

The Extended Program
For individuals who wish to participate in the CPE experience while maintaining their current employment, YRMC may offer a one day per week program on an as-needed basis.  When offered, the program typically requires one day per week and lasts 4-6 months.

How to Apply
Download and complete the application form CPE Application. Please return it by fax or mail to:

Earl Cooper, D. Min
ACPE Supervisor
Yuma Regional Medical Center
2400 S. Avenue A
Yuma, AZ   85364
Phone:  928-336-7002
Fax:    928-336-7510

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