The Center for Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation (CSCPF) is an international community of Chaplains, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervisors, teachers, pastors, psychotherapists, pastoral counselors and spiritual directors.
We specialize in accrediting learning centers that educate Professional Chaplains and teach CPE, and we certify individuals for professional chaplaincy and spiritual care. In addition to traditional institution-based CPE, we also provide community-based, distance learning CPE and spiritual formation programs.
We are a diverse community who find our common ground in providing high quality spiritual and pastoral care services to those we serve.
We recognize the importance of new expressions of care and new voices of spirit in the practice of our profession in the 21st century.
Our Practitioner Communities are the heart and soul of
CSCPF. We meet regularly as smaller 'grass roots' clusters of individuals and are committed to the personal and professional formation of one another. Practitioner Community life is rich and positive, structured yet flexible.
Our Vision: CSCPF is an inclusive, competent and compassionate community of pastoral care clinicians serving a multi-faith, interspiritual and pluralistic world.
Our Mission: CSCPF enriches the art and science of clinical chaplaincy by creating inclusive professional communities offering:
CSCPF Members attending the 2019 Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, May 2019