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CPE 40 Hour Introductory Course

Start Date: Wednesday 3 July, 2024
End Date: Wednesday 7 August, 2024
Time: 9:30am—4:00pm
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Speaker: Carmen Karauda
Cost: $475
RSVP: 21 June 2024


Are you interested in growing your capacity to be fully present to others?

An Introductory Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) course is being offered online via Zoom. This course is suitable for kind and caring individuals who want to learn more about providing holistic spiritual and pastoral care to patients in hospitals, residents in aged care facilities, school attendees, or people in the parish.

Applications are currently being accepted for this 40-hour course, which commences on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024. The course comprises six sessions, ending on August 7th, 2024. Sessions will be held from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on the following dates: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 2024.

This course provides an introduction to spiritual and pastoral care training for healthcare professionals, parish volunteers, and anyone interested in holistic care for people from all walks of life. It is also a valuable refresher course for pastoral carers wishing to update their skills.

Course Details:

  • Duration: 40 hours, comprising 6 sessions
  • Dates: Wednesdays – July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Online sessions via Zoom
  • R.S.V.P: By June 21st, 2024

For more information and to receive the application form, please contact Carmen Karauda at [email protected] or phone: 0419 430 676.


Email to receive application

Zoom (Online)
Contact Person
Carmen Karauda
0419 430 676

Special Guests

Carmen is a CPE Supervisor and Educator, previously attached to the Mental Health CPE Centre, and an Associate Teacher with the SCD. Carmen was a Course Facilitator and Assessor for Holy Family Services’ Registered Training Organisation, a privately run RTO in Marayong, which facilitates courses such as 10642NAT Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral or Spiritual Care. Carmen currently holds the position of Treasurer and Executive Secretary on the NSWCCPE Executive and brings her valuable former experience as an Accountant and Accounting Software trainer to the role. Carmen’s interest in exploring ways of helping others discover and develop their talents and skills has led her into the area of pastoral and spiritual care. Carmen’s studies and work to date have mainly been in the area of spirituality, exploring the meaning and purpose of life today and pastoral and spiritual care of the aged, sick and dying. Carmen has a well-developed understanding of spirituality and journeying with others as they explore their own spirituality and relate to others on their journey.


Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is education and formation for the professional work of pastoral and spiritual care. CPE’s methodology utilises the ‘action-reflection’ model of learning. The ‘action’ component entails practical experience in the work of pastoral and spiritual care within a pastoral care setting such as a hospital, aged care facility or parish.

This care acknowledges and attends to the human condition, particularly life’s spiritual dimensions. The ‘action-reflection’ process is integral to CPE participants’ understanding and the formation of their pastoral identity and competence. CPE uses an educational methodology that combines knowledge of theology/spirituality (what we believe) with knowledge of education (how we learn), with knowledge of the behavioural sciences (who we are as human beings).

CPE provides opportunities for you to:

  • Grow in knowledge and understanding of the pastoral role
  • Develop skills that will enable you to offer effective pastoral and spiritual care
  • Deepen your awareness of peoples needs, hopes and concerns during times of illness
  • Become more aware of your own values, attitudes and assumptions