• 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. We are an accredited ACPE center.

    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 provide mentoring and orientation to the clinical units to which the CPE students are assigned.

    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. Our CPE students are well integrated into the healthcare team. 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
    Phone: 720-321-1768
    Email: ShannonBurk@centura.org

    Rev. Dustin Frye, M.Div., ACPE Supervisory Candidate
    Phone: 303-721-1783
    Email: DustinFrye@centura.org

    The 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 (.9 FTE or 36 hours/week) hospital associates with salaries. Resident positions are eligible to accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) and to participate in the St. Anthony Hospital Health Plan. The St. Anthony Hospital CPE program has a clinical placement for one resident at OrthoColorado Hospital (see below). This position is a .7 FTE or 28 hours/week with some additional clinical responsibility at St. Anthony Hospital.

    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.

    St. Anthony Hospital's CPE program offers single unit CPE internships three times a year in the Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. CPE interns are integrated into the year-long residency program curriculum each unit.

    The Fall and Winter/Spring units are both part-time programs about 20 weeks long. Students complete a total of about 24 hours per week of combined education and clinical time.

    The Summer single unit program is a full-time program about 12 weeks long. Students complete a total of about 36 hours per week of combined education and clinical time.

    Tuition cost per unit is $1,250. There is not stipend for the single unit CPE programs.

    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), 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.

    A non‑refundable $250.00 deposit is required upon acceptance to hold a place in any program.  For single unit CPE students, the deposit is applied to the tuition fee of $1,250. There is no application fee for single unit CPE students. For CPE residents, this deposit is accepted in lieu of an interview/application fee. There are no additional tuition fees required for CPE residents.

    For more information please email or call CPE registrar:
    Arleen Fujimoto

    Program Dates and Deadlines for Applications:

    Summer Intensive Unit 2016: May 30, 2016 - August 19, 2016
    Tuition: $1250
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Fall Extended Unit 2016: August 15, 2016 - January 6, 2017
    Tuition: $1250
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Winter/Spring Unit 2017:  January 9, 2017 – May 26, 2017
    Tuition: $1250
    Application Deadline: TBD

    Residency 2016-2017: August 15, 2016 – August 31, 2017
    Tuition Waived: ($250 deposit still required)
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

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