Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare offers a unique and creative environment where trainees engage in diverse activities of spiritual care, education, and research.

We are accredited by ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care and Education located at 1 Concourse Pkwy, Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia 30328. (404)

Emory Spiritual Health CPE Program Overview, Maureen Shelton, Director of Education

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CPE Internships and Residencies

Our Resident and Intern programs involve daily interaction in a clinical area, as well as in spiritual care in the evening through the night/weekend duty element of our program. In the clinical setting and in weekly overnight responsibilities, trainees provide spiritual solace in moments of crisis and end-of-life care, as well as spiritual care to patients, families, and staff.

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Our Training Environments

Trainees enrolled in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at SHEH have the opportunity to provide spiritual care and to participate in reflective education in a broad range of settings: Online Program, Emory University Hospital (campus setting), Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Wesley Woods Health Center, and Emory Dekalb Operating Unit.

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CCSH (Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health)

CCSH™ (Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health) is a program to bolster the well-being, resilience, and compassion of healthcare patients and staff. CCSH™ augments spiritual health education and best practices with CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training), a program developed at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University. CCSH™ interventions are delivered by spiritual care professionals trained in both CBCT® and ACPE: The Standard in Spiritual Care and Education.

CCSH Program Website
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CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training)

CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a system of contemplative exercises designed to strengthen and sustain compassion. Practices include training in attentional stability and increased emotional awareness, as well as targeted analytical reflections to understand better one’s relationship with self and others.

CBCT Compassion Training Website
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