Education Clinical Pastoral Education Program

Our Foundation: The Action/Reflection Model of Education

The action/reflection model of education is the foundation for learning in the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH). It is process learning. It is a model that begins with a clinical experience, followed with reflection of the experience that generates critical feedback, consultation, and hopefully, new insight that can be utilized in the next clinical experience.

Applicant Interviews

A face-to face interview is required for all programs.  The applicant incurs travel expenses for interviews. Applying to a program does not assume that an interview is automatically to follow. For the residency group, experience in ministry and an awareness of the CPE model of learning is required. Such experience is best demonstrated through one unit of ACPE CPE.

The ACPE CPE interview process is more than a job interview, but an interview concerning the applicant’s ability for self-reflection, self-awareness, personal flexibility and an ability and willingness to learn about self.

Faculty: Rev. Lauren R. Frazier, MA, MDiv, ACPE Associate Supervisor

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Program Information

Residency Year (Level I and Level II)
Four Unit Program – 12 months, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with shared on-call responsibilities during the weeknights and weekend days.  Responsibilities include assigned areas of the hospital where pastoral care is provided to patients, family members and staff; on-call responsibilities that are shared with peers; participation in the ACPE CPE curriculum; participation in the continued growth and functioning of the Pastoral Care Department. Stipend provided. Tuition is charged.

Requirements for the Residency Position: 
Must have completed a high school education.  College degree and seminary education from an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation is required for the Residency Program.  One unit of ACPE CPE is preferred.  Ordination and/or ecclesiastical endorsement preferred.  At least two-years of ministry experience is strongly preferred that demonstrates an ability to minister during crisis and in a constantly changing environment.

Application Requirements:
Completed ACPE application form; written (updated) document that responds to #2-#6 on the application form; a verbatim that reflects applicant’s ministry; supervisor’s and self- evaluation(s); $25.00 nonrefundable application fee.

Mail application to:
Gwendolyn Hammond, Staff Assistant
Pastoral Care Department at East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70006

You can also email her or call 504-503-4830.

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The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE, Inc.) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Clinical Pastoral Education Programs at East Jefferson General Hospital – Accredited by ACPE, 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 205, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-320-1472. Website: