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Clinical Program of Wartburg Theological Seminary (CPW)

Wartburg Theological Seminary is offering two sessions of the Clinical Program of WTS (CPW), an equivalent to meeting the CPE requirement, in a distributed format for TEEM students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

What it is:

This program will be guided by ACPE standards, but adopted for this format of education that Wartburg is using in lieu of accredited CPE, for persons in special situations. All clinical experience will be done through visits made by the students in their local community, with weekly group interactions through interactive technology. The unit will begin with a mandatory formation retreat and end with a mandatory evaluation retreat, both at Wartburg Seminary. This program through Wartburg is not ACPE Accredited, but may be recognized by your synod.

Goals for the unit:
Formation, emphasis on growth in self-awareness and increase in individuation.

Role Formation,  understanding of self in leadership, system dynamics, movement toward becoming a church that grows in shalom and is a caring environment.

Knowledge Growth—of particular understandings such as family systems, shame dynamics, chemical dependency, cultural clashes, leadership, and the role of play.

Group interaction will take place once a week through interactive technology.  The goal is to learn to use the virtual group for support, clarification and challenge.  A second form of interaction will be through text posts. Students will process verbatims, cases, etc. through this medium. Individual supervision will be through a mix of the two forms of communication.

Who it is for?

Any student currently admitted as a TEEM student at WTS or LSPS who has not completed CPE. Priority will be given to students for which Traditional CPE is only available at extreme hardship and/or for those nearing the end of the program. There are a limited number of spots available. Please confirm with your candidacy committee that CPW will be accepted by your synod.

OPTION 1: Fall 2017

The Schedule (Fall 2017)

Mandatory formation retreat at WTS in Dubuque, IA: August 23-24, 2017

Online sessions (time to be determined): Weekly; August 28– November 14, 2017

Mandatory evaluation retreat at WTS in Dubuque, IA: November 7-8, 2017

The Cost:

$1,850 per student, plus travel, lodging, and meal expenses for both retreats. The CPW fee will be charged to your WTS student account.

How to apply:

Address each of the following in a series of essays. Email contextualeducation@wartburgseminary.edu with your intent to apply and send all application materials to:

Roger Cauthon
Roger.Cauthon@stlukescollege.edu

  1. Thorough biography and religious/spiritual history (include contact information).
  2. Describe a helping incident.
  3. Describe your ministry setting.
  4. Make a case as to why this distributed CPW is necessary for your situation.

Apply early. There has been a strong interest in these offerings for a limited number of spots. Students will be notified of acceptance once materials are received and processed.

Any questions should be directed to contextualeducation@wartburgseminary.edu

OPTION 2: Winter 2018

Mandatory formation retreat at WTS in Dubuque, IA: January 4-5, 2018

Online sessions (time to be determined): Weekly; January 8- March 26, 2018

Mandatory evaluation retreat at WTS in Dubuque, IA: March 19-20 , 2018

The Cost:

$1,850 per student, plus travel, lodging, and meal expenses for both retreats. The CPW fee will be charged to your WTS student account.

How to apply:

Address each of the following in a series of essays. Email contextualeducation@wartburgseminary.edu with your intent to apply and send all application materials to:

Lyle Greiner
greinbear@gmail.com

  1. Thorough biography and religious/spiritual history (include contact information).
  2. Describe a helping incident.
  3. Describe your ministry setting.
  4. Make a case as to why this distributed CPW is necessary for your situation.

Apply early. There has already been a strong interest in this offering for a limited number of spots. Students will be notified of acceptance once materials are received and processed.

Any questions should be directed to contextualeducation@wartburgseminary.edu

 

 

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