Union Theological Seminary Academics


Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a professional clinical education for ministry with people in crisis. Though most accredited centers are in hospitals, there are CPE programs in hospice, long-term care facilities and prisons. CPE is not required by Union for the M.Div. degree, but it is required by some denominations and conferences as part of their ordination requirement. Furthermore, CPE is required for professional training for a career in chaplaincy. Union gives up to 8 credits per CPE unit with prior approval of Prof. Ann Ulanov and with completion of one of the prerequisite courses (PS 204, PS 209, or PS 310).

Directory of accredited CPE centers are available at:

Students planning to receive Union credits for Clinical Pastoral Education must:

    • obtain a CPE application form by clicking here,
    • have the prospective on-site supervisor email Dr. Ulanov at ann.ulanov@gmail.com to confirm the internship,
    • after the specified internship, have the on-site supervisor send verification to Dr. Ulanov of the successful completion of CPE.

For further details about the possibility of meeting field education requirement through CPE, see the entries for FE/PS 363-364 or FE/PS 366Q in the 2012-2013 Academic Catalog. 


Current Opening in CPE Programs
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Name Owner Date  
Bellevue CPE 2014   Lisa Simon 10/22/2013 9:36:40 AM    
Winter, Spring, Summer 2014 - If you want to learn pastoral caregiving of the suffering in a microcosm of the 3rd World, come to Bellevue to minister to the undocumented, the disenfranchised and impoverished.

Fall & Spring with Healthcare Chaplaincy   Lisa Simon 8/16/2013 11:42:05 AM    
Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 CPE units now open for Enrollment thru HealthCare Chaplaincy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center and New York Hospital Queens

HealthCare Chaplaincy   Lisa Simon 7/17/2013 3:30:58 PM    
HealthCare Chaplaincy is one of the largest and most experienced providers of Clinical Pastoral Education. Through hands-on practice, clinical supervision and academic study, CPE students learn how to listen and attend to patients more effectively.

CPE at Greenwich Hospital   Lisa Simon 4/30/2013 4:49:02 PM    
Full and Half unit Clinical Pastoral Education Programs at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT.

CPE at Bellevue Summer 2013   Lisa Simon 4/30/2013 3:43:16 PM    
There are two positions available in the Bellevue CPE program this summer - focusing on care of the undocumented, the disenfranchised and the impoverished. Exposure to pyschiatric, prison & hospital units.

CPE at Friends Hospital 2013   Lisa Simon 4/29/2013 4:19:01 PM    
Level I CPE : Sept.- May. Philadelphia, PA.

JTS Part-Time CPE 2013-2014 - All Faiths Welcome   Lisa Simon 3/22/2013 12:40:22 PM    
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