AT BUGANDO MEDICAL CENTRE
who laughs at another's scar
hasn't been wounded yet.” (African proverb)
IS CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION?
Clinical Pastoral Education
(CPE) is professional education for ministry. It brings theological students and
ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, seminarians, parish and healthcare
workers) into supervised encounter with persons in crisis very often because of
AIDS. Out of an intense involvement
with persons in need, and the feedback from peers and teachers, students develop
new awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those to whom they
minister. From theological reflection on specific human situations, they gain a
new understanding of ministry. Within the interdisciplinary team process of
helping persons at Bugando Medical Centre they develop skills in interpersonal
and interprofessional relationships.
"A dog won't drown in
the lake if he sees the shore."
DOES “CPE”PREPARE A PERSON TO DO?
CPE serves as a part of
one's preparation for parish ministry, chaplaincy, lay ministry, teaching, and
counseling in Tanzania. A student's
learning contract may be focused toward integration of theological,
psychological, and pastoral insights into pastoral functioning for parish work. Or
the contract may be designed with a specific focus on chaplaincy or AIDS
counseling. CPE develops the capacity for the pastoral and spiritual care
of individuals, families, and systems.
“Good intention is a
doctor; bad intention destroys.”
HOW MUCH, AND HOW TO APPLY
16 week courses begin in
January and August. Fees for full
board are 280,000 TShs (about 1000/1 dollar).
Day students pay 80,000 TShs. Scholarships
for women who cannot pay may be requested by a letter to the Supervisor.
Application forms can be requested from the CPE Supervisor. Selection
of participants will be made on the strength of one’s recommendation, the
quality of answers to application questions, a personal interview (wherever
possible) and length of waiting to participate.
Participants must speak Swahili & read some English.
"A calm sea doesn't make
a brave sailor."
DOES THE CURRICULUM INCLUDE?
Together with group and individual supervision, didactic seminars include the following:
Client Centered &
Personality Theory (Leary,
Shostrum, Myers-Briggs, Enneagram)
Human Development Theory (Erikson,
To conclude the course a
student is required to present a written evaluation paper to his/her peer group.
The supervisor also writes a confidential evaluation paper for each
student and awards a certificate for satisfactory completion.
“Every padlock has it's
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM?
The Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) initiated this program at BMC in
1984. The supervisor in
administrative matters is accountable to a Board, the Chairman of which is the
Chairman of the TEC Medical Department. The
CPE supervisor is responsible for maintenance of CPE Standards in the program by
association with professional peers. Board Members are: Bishop Aloysius Balina,
Fr Thomas Tiscornia, Dr Charles Majinge, Sr Beata Sungi, and Fr John Eybel.
water does not burn down the house."
John Eybel MM
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