Fairview CPE mission and history
To foster experienced-based theological education that combines the practice of spiritual care with qualified supervision and peer group reflection. CPE prepares persons for specialized spiritual health care and pastoral ministries.
Fairview's Clinical Pastoral Education was accredited by the Lutheran Advisory Council on Pastoral Care, a predecessor group to the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Fairview has retained this accreditation continuously for over 50 years.
Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Riverside Medical Center (now University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, West Bank Campus) established the basic design of the inter-institution CPE program.
Ebenezer Society (a Lutheran organization specializing in long-term care and assisted living for the elderly) joined Fairview, expanding opportunities for CPE students.
Fairview purchases University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic resulting in the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and combining the longstanding University of Minnesota Hospital CPE program with the Fairview CPE Center.
Fairview CPE Center began redesigning the supervisory education program and committed resources to the education of new supervisors in the sub-region.
An extended unit of CPE was introduced that runs for 40 weeks with evening and weekend ministry and evening seminars to allow students to hold full time jobs while taking a first unit of CPE.
Fairview CPE Center offers up to 14 units of CPE each year with student centered scheduling to allow students to work full time and take CPE or to take CPE full time and work minimally.