At the Shaw Chaplaincy Institute for Spiritual Care and Compassionate Leadership, we educate and nurture the formation of spiritual care leaders and spiritually interested learners, empowering them to engage the emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, and moral needs of all people. All Shaw Chaplaincy Institute programs foster an understanding of how caring practices are expressed across cultures and religious traditions and contribute to multiple dimensions of interreligious thought, faith, life, and witness in the world.
The Shaw Chaplaincy Institute is unusual in offering students the flexibility of choosing a community-based learning center, as opposed to learning and training in a hospital or military program. Affiliate learning sites include a variety of venues such as congregational and parish-based settings; state, police, and firefighting agencies; prisons; and addiction recovery facilities.
During CPE training, students receive close supervision while involved with persons seeking spiritual and/or religious care. Out of intense involvement with persons in various levels of crisis and need, and with feedback from peers and teachers, CPE students develop new awareness of themselves and the needs of those they serve.
Shaw Chaplaincy Institute is one of the only Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)-accredited centers offering a full CPE program on a seminary campus, accredited to offer Level I, Level II, and Supervisory CPE programs.
Academic and experiential programs for further development of spiritual care and compassionate leadership skills—from master’s degree concentrations to continuing education.
Shaw Scholars learn to focus their care on discovering and meeting the expressed and underlying spiritual needs of those they serve so that needs are met within one’s specialty. Learn more
This certificate highlights the spiritual understandings of trauma and healing, giving caregivers a more comprehensive set of skills to help trauma victims recover from their experiences. Learn more