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Clinical Pastoral Education

Sacred Heart CPE Center

101 W Eighth Ave, Spokane, WA 99204


Sacred Heart Medical Center

Clinical Pastoral Education is interfaith professional education for ministry. It brings theological students, ordained clergy and qualified laypersons into supervised encounters with people in crisis.

Intense involvement with patients and family members plus feedback from peers and teachers give CPE students a new awareness of themselves and those to whom they minister.Pastoral Education 2

They gain new perspectives on their ministry through theological reflections on real-life situations, and they develop skills through interpersonal and interprofessional relationships.

The CPE Program at Providence Sacred Heart is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. and offers credit for units of CPE. One unit includes a minimum of 400 hours of clinical supervision and education.

Certified Educator of Clinical Pastoral Education at Sacred Heart Medical Center


Rev. Dr. Unyong Statwick, Psy. D.

Rev. Dr. Unyong Statwick, Psy.D. is ordained and endorsed by Interfaith Chaplaincy, a Board Certified Chaplain by APC and Certified Educator by ACPE. Unyong has worked as a hospital chaplain since 2004 and has supervised CPE students in a variety of clinical venues in Springfield, Missouri and recently moved to Spokane, WA. Her Educational philosophy is collegial and relational.

Conflict is not only opportunity to develop deeper relationship interpersonally but also invitation to deeper self-understanding. Her main educational theories include Bowen’s family systems theory, Jungian theory of Shadow and Persona, with theology based on Rudolf Otto’s Numinous. She is presently serving as a National Accreditation Site Team Chair and a member of the Theory Review Team in ACPE.

Type of Units Offered

pastoral teamWe have two types of programs, Intensive and Extended. We offer Extended once a year from the last week of September to April for 30 weeks with 4 hours of class time a week and 15 hours of clinical hours per week. Intensive programs run each quarter of the year, Fall (Sept – Nov), Winter, Spring and Summer with 12 weeks and one week break between units with clinical work only. Students will need to find a Clinical Site with which we sign a contract for a Clinical Site Agreement to fulfill the required 300 hours. Currently, 100 hours of class/group time utilizes the online option. The tuition is $600 per unit; for non-Providence hospital affiliation as a clinical site, the tuition cost is $3000 per unit of CPE.

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12 Week Intensive Unit Schedule

Year Fall Winter> Spring Summer
2020-2021 September 1 – November 20 November 30 – February 19, 2021 March 1 – May 2 May 31 – August 20
2021-2022 August 30 – November 19 November 29 – February 18, 2022 February 28 – May 20 May 30 – August 19
2022-2023 August 29 – November 18 November 28 – February 17, 2023 February 27 – May 19 May 29 – August 18