Unique and Creative Environment 

At Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare (SHEH), we offer a unique and creative environment where students engage in diverse activities of spiritual care, education, and research. Students enrolled in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at SHEH have the opportunity to provide spiritual care and to participate in reflective education in a broad range of settings: Emory University Hospital (campus setting), Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Wesley Woods Health Center. At each of these sites, students have the opportunity to interact with the interdisciplinary staff in providing a complete continuum of care to patients of different ages and levels of sickness. Augmented by University-affiliated resources, these training sites provide enriching opportunities to learn and to identify and strengthen each student’s spiritual authority. Our program provides the most comprehensive and diverse CPE experience in the Southeast.

Our Resident and Intern programs involve daily interaction in a clinical area, as well as in spiritual care in the evening through the night/weekend duty element of our program. In the clinical setting and in weekly overnight responsibilities, students provide spiritual solace in moments of crisis and end-of-life care, as well as spiritual care to patients, families, and staff.

Our year-long residency program offers focused opportunities to increase awareness in developing individual theologies and provides the opportunity to participate in research. At SHEH, Residents are placed at a clinical site for the year.

The educational aspect of the program is structured in small groups and individual supervision. Small group and individual sessions are led by ACPE supervisors. In these settings, clinical cases are shared and discussed utilizing the action/reflection/action format. The use of written accounts of the visits (verbatims) is a key tool in this type of reflective education. Students also receive opportunities for mentorship with staff chaplains assigned to the various units.

The diverse, well-trained SHEH faculty and supervisory staff provide excellent instruction and curriculum, and the accredited program accepts candidates from all faiths.

SHEH is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), which provides CPE at all levels: Level I, Level II and Supervisory. For more accreditation information, call 404-320-1472 or visit www.acpe.edu.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the appropriate form below. 

Step 2: Email your completed application to Maureen Shelton. If you are mailing your application, please use the address below. 

Step 3: Mail the $60 application fee via check or money order, make payable to Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare. 

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street NE, Room 1303
Atlanta, GA 30308
Attn: Maureen Shelton

If you have any questions about submitting an application, please call or email Maureen Shelton at 404-686-2828 or email mshel03@emory.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

The “CPE application” and “CPE Supervisory application” can be printed from these links or you can download the application from the ACPE website (www.acpe.edu). Please be sure to read the application instructions. Explain any items that may be missing from your application submission.

Spring Intern Unit

January 8 – May 18, 2018 (19 week unit)

Emory University Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown (Evening)

Summer Intern Unit

June 6 – August 17, 2018 (10 week unit)

Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Fall Intern Unit

September 6 – December 15, 2017 (15 weeks)

Emory University Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital

September 6, 2017 – May 4, 2018 (35 weeks)

Emory University Hospital Midtown (evening/weekend)
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Residency

June 6, 2018 – May 31, 2019

You may email your completed application to:

Maureen Shelton mshel03@emory.edu

or via U.S. Mail:

Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street NE, Room 1303
Atlanta, GA 30308
Attn: Maureen Shelton

We prefer to receive all applications in electronic format via email (mshel03@emory.edu). We do, however, accept applications on paper.

If you are sending a paper application, please:

  • DO NOT use staple
  • DO NOT use spiral binding
  • DO NOT use three (3) ring binders
  • DO NOT use page protectors
  • DO NOT send double sided prints. Send only single sided prints.

If you are sending the application electronically, please:

  • Send the application fee to the address above.
  • Email mshel03@emory.edu to inform us that your application fee is on its way.

If you have any questions about submitting an application, please call Maureen Shelton at 404-686-2828 or email mshel03@emory.edu.

The application fee is $60 and is payable by cash, personal check or money order. Please make the check or money order payable to Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare

We offer the following CPE site placements: Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Wesley Woods Health Center.

The tuition is $500 for each unit of CPE. However, tuition is waived for the residency program.

There is a Student Affiliate level of membership with ACPE. Membership with ACPE allows you the opportunity to participate in the National and Regional conferences andsubscribe to The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling and the ACPE News, a quarterly newsletter. Log on to the ACPE website at www.acpe.edu to retrieve the membership application.