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Discover the Opportunities That Await You

We are proud to offer exciting opportunities to seminary students and those seeking to broaden their scope of pastoral ministry. The Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE) at Texas Health Huguley Hospital provides interfaith professional education for ministry and serves as hands-on training.

This program is fully accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). The typical learning structure will include:

  • Small interpersonal group
  • Verbatim clinical presentations
  • Didactic seminars
  • Spiritual reflection
  • Individual supervision

Is Clinical Pastoral Education Right for You?

The Clinical Pastoral Education Program is designed for people who are interested in:

  • • Deepening their spirituality and understanding of theology
  • • Learning about end-of-life issues
  • • Enhancing their pastoral care skills
  • • Improving their ability to process through reflection
  • • Understanding medical ethics
  • • Ministering to trauma patients
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Grow Your Pastoral Care Skills

We offer clinical pastoral education with a focus on the following outcomes and indicators:

Spiritual Formation and Integration | Practice awareness and integration of one’s family history, socio-cultural identity, and theological heritage with practical ministry.

Awareness of Self and Others | Increase self-awareness and understanding of others as a vehicle for greater spiritual care.

Relational Dynamics | Understand group dynamic theories to grow relational capacity and become an essential component of spiritual care.

Spiritual Care Interventions | Understand the power and authority essential to providing spiritual care interventions and learn the communication styles vital to developing spiritual care relationships.

Professional Development | Engage the Clinical Method of Learning, abide by ethical practice and professionalism, grow through consultation and feedback, participate in teamwork and collaboration, and become research literate.

CPE Schedule

1-Year CPE Residency Full-Time Introductory Summer CPE Unit Extended Introductory Fall/Spring CPE Unit
Program Dates September – September June – August September – January or February – May
Hours Full-time 40 hrs./wk. + on-call Full-time 40 hrs./wk. + on-call Part-time 20 hrs./wk. + on-call
Prerequisite 1 unit CPE graduate/seminary M.Div. degree Pursuing seminary degree Lay minister, pastor, college student or high school diploma

$400 – 1st Unit

$300 – 2nd Unit

$200 – 3rd Unit

$400 $400
Stipend $35,568 $3,000 $3,000

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the ACPE application form.
  2. Email your completed form to Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care, Janet Frias, at
  3. Mail your $35 application fee to:

Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South

11801 South Freeway, Suite #310, Burleson, TX 76028

Attn: Pastoral Care

*Checks must be made out to Texas Health Huguley Hospital.

Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Wort South does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, faith group, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disability.