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CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION
AT BUGANDO MEDICAL CENTRE
Mwanza, Tanzania

 “The one who laughs at another's scar
hasn't been wounded yet.”  
(African proverb)

WHAT 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."

WHAT 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.”

WHEN, 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."

WHAT DOES THE CURRICULUM INCLUDE?

Together with group and individual supervision, didactic seminars include the following:

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 key.”

WHO 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.

"Hot water does not burn down the house."

CONTACT US

Rev John Eybel MM
Clinical Pastoral Education
P.O. Box 10641 Mwanza, Tanzania

Download the Application Form:
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Right Click Here to Save the Swahili Version

Telephone:

028-2502675 (home)
028-2502535 (work)
0744-927273 (mobile)

Email:

JEybel@hotmail.com

See some photos from a recent CPE outing to the Serengeti Wildlife Park