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Asbury Theological Seminary: How to Receive Credit for CPE Training


CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION

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Find a certified ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) or CPSP (College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy) training site.  ACPE website has a list of certified training sites by states.  CPSP website has a list of certified training sites.  (NOTE: Your denominational body usually defines which of the above training programs they prefer.) See ACPE or CPSP webpage for more information on each respective program.
Apply directly to the ACPE or CPSP sites you are interested in training.  Both ACPE and CPSP website have application forms you can access. Your training site may also provide you with the application as well.
ACPE and CPSP training sites may require you to pay a tuition fee to train with them. You are responsible for paying for your CPE training.  The seminary will reimburse you up to $600.00 of your training site tuition fee (only) after you complete your CPE training.  More on this below.
Also note that some training sites offer stipends to train with them.  Each training site is different in what it can offer so be informed of the financial cost (or benefits!). 
Once you are accepted to an ACPE or CPSP site, you can sign up to receive seminary credit for your training.

  Link:  Asbury Theological Seminary 

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