Trust the Process A History of Clinical Pastoral Education as Theological Education

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-25
  • Publisher: UPA
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This book presents a history of the CPE movement from precursors in educational reform to its development into the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) until 1990. Readers will understand issues, choices, and dynamics of how CPE evolved, and appreciate how CPE has lived its mantra, "trust the process." The book also engages the reader to reflect upon his or her own understanding of theological education. Built upon a foundation of educational reform, CPE has provided supervised clinical experience as a means to enhance understanding, skills, and personal and interpersonal growth. CPE moved from a simple value of care toward a value of professional competence while seeking to institutionally guarantee consistent quality education. Early leaders of the unified ACPE focused upon internal development and professional excellence. The next generation invested in interorganizational cooperation and reclaiming concern for public issues.

Author Biography

Stephen D. W. King is Manager of Pastoral Care at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. vii
Precursors to and Context of the Clinical Pastoral Education Movementp. 1
Changing Values and Attitudes through Institutionalization: Personalitiesp. 23
Changing Values and Attitudes through Institutionalization: Organizational Structuringp. 57
The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education: Intraorganizational Processp. 81
The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education: Moving Beyond Internal Organizational Processesp. 117
Concluding Thoughts: An Ideal Type Based upon a History of CPEp. 147
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 181
About the Authorp. 187
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