• Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Anthony Hospital

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    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at St. Anthony Hospital is an innovative and transformative model for spiritual care education that draws students from all over the United States and the world. The St. Anthony Hospital CPE program offers Level I, Level II and Supervisory CPE in both year long CPE residency opportunities as well as single unit CPE internships. The St. Anthony Hospital CPE program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education for for Level I, Level II and Supervisory CPE. We currently offer both year-long CPE residency opportunities as well as single unit CPE internships. 

    St. Anthony Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center that includes Flight for Life Colorado, the first air-medical transport program in the country, serving a nine state region. Our program offers students clinical experience in trauma, emergency, intensive care, medical surgical units, inpatient rehabilitation, oncology, ethics, and palliative care among other specialties. Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Board Certified staff chaplains also provide mentoring to CPE students.

    Through critical reflection on patient care in verbatims and seminars, peer group consultation, and individual supervision, students learn the art of building supportive, healing relationships with patients and loved ones in the here-and-now moments of crisis, transition, and loss. Along with the staff chaplains, CPE residents and interns are an integrated part of the spiritual care team and often take on leadership roles in the department as part of their professional development. The CPE program at St. Anthony Hospital is open to seminarians, spiritual and religious leaders, lay persons, and other students of ministry.

    CPE at St. Anthony Hospital belongs to a larger statewide Centura Health CPE systems center. In 1996, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and the Adventist Health System (AHS), came together to form Centura Health in Denver, Colorado. Committed to the mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ, CHI and AHS each build upon their unique history, heritage and traditions to create a faith-based entity designed to advance the mission of their individual organizations. Both sponsors have preserved a commitment to their values and an understanding of the vital role that ministering to spiritual needs can play in health care. Patients and Associates at Centura Health represent a wide range of spiritual and religious traditions, and care is offered based on a person's individual needs.

  • Shannon Burk, M.Div., ACPE Supervisor, Director of Mission and Spiritual Care
    Email: ShannonBurk@centura.org
    Phone: 720-321-1768

    Rev. Dustin Frye, M.Div., ACPE Associate Supervisor
    Email: DustinFrye@centura.org
    Phone: 720-721-1783

    WomanwithGirl_CPE.jpgThe year-long CPE residency program at St. Anthony Hospital is a three unit residency program including fall extended, winter/spring extended, and summer intensive units. A prior unit of CPE is required to be considered for admission into the program.

    CPE residents are full-time hospital associates with salaries and benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO) and eligibility to participate in the St. Anthony Hospital Health Plan.

    OrthoColorado Hospital

    OrthoColorado Hospital is an orthopedic hospital that specializes in joint replacement, spine surgery, wrist and hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery and trauma and sports medicine. The hospital building is located on the St. Anthony Hospital campus. The CPE program has a placement agreement with OrthoColorado Hospital where residents gain clinical experience in this unique setting.

    St. Anthony Hospital's CPE program offers single unit CPE internships once a year in the summer. Summer CPE interns are integrated into the year-long residency program with specific curriculum for the Level I students. The full-time program typically runs 12 weeks from the end of May to the middle of August.

    Tuition cost per unit is $1,250. There is not stipend for the summer units.

    To apply for the Year-Long Residency Program or Single Unit Internship, please complete the St. Anthony Hospital CPE Application.

    A completed ACPE application, Bachelor's Degree (or Master's Degree in the case of the Residency Program), and an interview are required for consideration for admission. Attention is given to developing a CPE group with optimal possibility of learning (i.e., diversity). St. Anthony Hospital CPE encourages early applications.

    There is no application fee. A non refundable $250.00 admissions fee is required upon acceptance into the program to hold a place in either the Residency or Summer Unit.  For Summer CPE students, the admissions fee is applied toward tuition.

    For more information please contact Rev. Dustin Frye at DustinFrye@Centura.org or 720-321-1783.

    Program Dates and Deadlines for Applications:

    Summer Intensive Unit 2017: May 30, 2017 - August 18, 2017
    Tuition: $1250
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

    Residency 2017-2018: August 14, 2017 – August 24, 2018
    Tuition Waived: ($250 deposit still required)
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

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