The Fall 2013 CPE program is now under way. Shown are: CPE supervisor Rev. David Berg: Jake Reid, Chaplain, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown; Holly Wright, representing New St. John United Methodist Church in Wittman; Rabbi Arnold Bienstock, of Salisbury; Brian H. Childs, Ph.D. Director of the CPE program; and Mark Massey, Chaplain for Coastal Hospice.
September 10 marked the beginning of a new unit in Shore Regional Health’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program, which now has five interns enrolled to earn certification as hospital chaplains by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, the national accrediting body for clinical pastoral education.
During the past 11 years, Shore Regional Health’s CPE program has prepared more than 70 clergy and lay ministers from around the Eastern Shore for their work with Shore Regional Health staff, patients and their family members. The program is directed by Brian Childs, PhD, Director of Ethics for Shore Regional Health, who also serves on the faculties of University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The CPE program supervisor is Reverend David G. Berg of Annapolis, and the current chaplain interns are: Jake Reid, Chaplain, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown; Holly Wright, New St John United Methodist Church in Wittman; Rabbi Arnold Bienstock of Salisbury; and Mark Massey, Chaplain for Coastal Hospice.
While continuing to serve their own congregations, ordained ministers and lay people participating in clinical pastoral education receive specialized training that augments their general education in ministry. The national standard for certification as a hospital chaplain requires a minimum of four units of clinical pastoral education, totaling 1600 hours. The chaplain interns consult with patients and their families at all Shore Regional Health facilities, and apply their learning in religious congregations out in the community.
For more information, contact Brian Childs, PhD, 410-822-1000, extension 5259, or firstname.lastname@example.org.