Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
This CPE Summer Intensive Unit is primarily for students who are enrolled in an accredited seminary and who are taking this unit to fulfill a denominational or seminary requirement for CPE as field education placement. This option can also be chosen by ordained clergy, members of religious orders or qualified lay persons who plan to move towards professional chaplaincy.
Students will provide spiritual care coverage to their assigned units in cooperation with a staff chaplain. In addition, students will participate in on-call duty (weekend/holiday) an average of 3 to 4 times a month. The clinical site will be on of the hospitals in Ochsner Health including Ochsner Medical Center, Jefferson Highway, New Orleans.
The summer unit begins the first week of June and concludes in mid-August. The unit comprises a minimum of 300 hours of clinical work (patient care) and a minimum of 100 hours of group education. This program integrates training in a clinical setting with verbatim, integrative seminars, interpersonal relationship seminars (IPR), case study reflection, didactic presentations and one-on-one work with an accredited CPE supervisor/educator. Consequently, CPE students actively serve people in crisis while strengthening their personal, professional and theological capacities through reflecting upon, understanding and growing from lived experience of ministry. Intensive interaction with peers, staff, seminar leaders and the educator helps students to develop new awareness as persons and professional pastoral care providers.
Summer Intensive 2022 Unit Dates