The University of Colorado Hospital Department of Spiritual Care Services is an accredited ACPE Center for clinical pastoral education (CPE). We offer Levels I, II, and the Supervisory Level of ACPE clinical pastoral education.

We serve University of Colorado Hospital, on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Physical Therapy at Anschutz Medical Campus.

Admission criteria

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Application information

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Program Schedule

Summer Intensive 2018 / June 4 – August 17, 2018
Tuition: $1,200
Application deadline: March 1, 2018

11 weeks/40 hours per week + on-call at University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus. Share a balanced on-call rotation schedule in medical setting. Will include overnight and weekend experience. Academic and group experience will take place in the UCH Spiritual Care Department on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

* Tuition for one ACPE/CPE unit is $1,200. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. The balance is due when the session begins, before student enrollment with ACPE, Inc.\

2018-19 Residencies

ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education / August 20, 2018 – August 23, 2019
Tuition: Waived
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

40 hours per week + on-call at University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus. Call rotation schedule will include overnight and weekend experience in this medical setting. Academic and group experience will take place in the UCH Spiritual Care Department on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Specialized Residency – Palliative Care / August 20, 2018 – August 23, 2019
Tuition: Waived
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

40 hours per week + on-call at University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus.  Clinical time will be spent with the Palliative Care Service. Call responsibilities will include overnight and weekend experience. Academic and group experience will take place in the UCH Spiritual Care Department on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Specialized Residency – CeDAR / August 20, 2018 – August 23, 2019
Tuition: Waived
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

There are no on-call duties. This specialized residency may involve program hours on weekends in addition to the 40-hour per week full time commitment at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation. Academic and group experience will take place in the UCH Spiritual Care Department on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Supervisory Education / August 20, 2018 – August 23, 2019
Tuition: Waived
Application deadline: February 15, 2018

40 hours per week + on-call at University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus. Call rotation schedule will include overnight and weekend experience in this medical setting. Education and peer groups will consist of Supervisory Education students in other ACPE accredited programs.

Program Descriptions

All ACPE clinical pastoral education with these programs will take place at University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Medical Campus.

Single Units: Levels I ACPE

Extended Unit ACPE

Engages students in a part-time program of education and clinical pastoral service. The weekly time commitment is arranged with supervisors and peers. In addition to the 400 hours required to complete one extended unit of CPE, students participate in the on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. Acceptance in the program is contingent upon satisfaction of volunteer services and health requirements of University of Colorado Hospital.

Summer Intensive ACPE

Engages students in a full-time program of education and clinical pastoral service, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a total of 400 hours/unit. In addition to the 400 hours required to complete one unit of CPE, students participate in the on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours of educational time and 300 hours of clinical service time during the course of the unit. Acceptance in the program is contingent upon satisfaction of volunteer services and health requirements of the University of Colorado Hospital.

Residencies: Level II ACPE

Engage students in a program of education and clinical pastoral service. Residencies are a full-time commitment, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for one year for a total of 1600 hours of supervised learning per year. Four Level II ACPE units make up a residency year. Additionally, residents participate in an on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 400 hours of educational time and 1200 hours of clinical service time during the course of the year. It is expected that applicants for residency have completed one ACPE Unit of clinical pastoral education. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of human resources and health requirements of University of Colorado Hospital.

Specialized Residency ACPE – Addiction Recovery

Engages students in a program of education and clinical pastoral service. Residencies are a full-time commitment, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for one year for a total of 1600 hours of supervised learning per year. Four Level II ACPE units make up a residency year. Students in the Specialized Residency for Addiction Recovery will work with CeDAR, the University of Colorado Hospital Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation. A resident at CeDAR will not participate in on-call duties, but will be expected to participate in program activities on some weekends and holidays. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 400 hours of educational time and 1200 hours of clinical service time during the course of the year. It is expected that applicants for residency have completed one ACPE Unit of Level I clinical pastoral education and one year (4 units) of a Level II ACPE Residency. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of human resources and health requirements of University of Colorado Hospital.

Specialized Residency ACPE – Palliative Care

Engages students in a program of education and clinical pastoral service. Residencies are a full-time commitment, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for one year for a total of 1600 hours of supervised learning per year. Four Level II ACPE units make up a residency year. Students in the Specialized Residency for Palliative Care will spend clinical time with the UCH accredited Palliative Care Service. The palliative care resident will participate in on-call duties. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 400 hours of educational time and 1200 hours of clinical service time during the course of the year. It is expected that applicants for residency have completed one ACPE Unit of Level I clinical pastoral education and one year (4 units) of a Level II ACPE Residency. Acceptance in the program is contingent on satisfaction of human resources and health requirements of University of Colorado Hospital.

Supervisory Education

Engages students in a program of continued clinical pastoral education and service. Education will focus on the practice of clinical pastoral education with this center’s supervisors and other supervisors and peers throughout ACPE. Residents in the ACPE Certification process are accepted for three years and reviewed annually for continued participation. Residency is a full-time commitment, 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for one year for a total of 1600 hours of supervised learning per year. Additionally, supervisory residents participate in the on-call rotation which includes some overnights and weekends. This on-call commitment may be active primary call or on-call support for Level I students. Supervisory residents are expected to complete a minimum of 1600 combined educational and clinical service hours per year. Single units of supervisory education are not offered.

It is required that applicants for residency have completed prerequisite Levels of ACPE clinical pastoral education. Acceptance in the program is contingent upon satisfaction of human resources and health requirements of University of Colorado Hospital.

Contact information

The Rev. Julie R. Swaney
ACPE Supervisor
julie.swaney@uchealth.org
The Rev. Heather Weidemann
ACPE Supervisor
heather.weidemann@uchealth.org
Betsy Benjamin
Administrative Secretary
elizabeth.benjamin@uchealth.org
720-848-4063

Accrediting Agency

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, Georgia 30030
404-320-1472 | www.acpe.edu