The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The Department of Spiritual Care and Education at BIDMC is accredited by the national Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), 1 West Court Sq., Ste. 325, Decatur, GA 30030, (678) 636-6220, to provide Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs for Level 1 and 2 students.

Tuition: $1000, due upon admission to program

Click here to download ACPE application.

Application fee: $75

Questions? Contact the Rev. Burkhard Weber at or 617-632-8101

Applications accepted via email or sent to:

Rev. Burkhard Weber
Dept. of Spiritual Care and Education, Feldberg 110
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

Upcoming CPE Programs

  1. Fall Extended Program:        9/4–12/9/2018; application deadline 7/27/2018
  2. Spring Extended Program:   1/29–5/15/2019; application deadline 10/31/2018
  3. Summer Intensive Program: 5/27–8/8/2019; application deadline 11/30/2018

*What is CPE?

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is theological and professional education for theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified laypeople. This interfaith program integrates training in a clinical setting with seminar, group process and one-on-one work with an accredited supervisor. Consequently, CPE trainees actively serve people in crisis while strengthening their personal, professional and theological capacities through reflecting upon, understanding and growing from the lived experience of ministry. Intensive interaction with peers, staff, seminar leaders and the supervisor helps trainees to develop new awareness of themselves as persons and professional pastoral care providers.