Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a training program that combines theory with practice enabling the participants to bring comfort, compassion, strength and inner healing, if needed, to those who are sick, handicapped, or aging. CPE is available on the St. Camillus Campus in suburban Milwaukee.
In the words of St. Camillus de Lellis, “The poor and the sick are the heart of God. By serving them we serve Jesus, the Christ.”
The Camillian Order, which sponsors the St. Camillus Campus, is comprised of Roman Catholic priests and brothers who have existed for more than 400 years working in the healthcare field. The Camillians brought their ministry to the United States in the early 1920s. The approach to health care is wholistic and ecumenical.
By providing services to the poor, the sick, and the elderly with a sense of compassion and love, the St. Camillus Campus offers hope and meaning to those who are suffering, comfort and security to those who are aging, and serenity to those who are dying, taking into account each person’s innate dignity, unique needs, and God-given rights.
Today, more than ever, the health care world needs caring and compassionate people. Perhaps you are just such a person. St. Camillus offers two units of CPE in one year:
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is theological, pastoral, spiritual, and professional education for ministry. In CPE, theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious communities, and qualified lay people, minister to people in crisis situations under the supervision of a qualified, certified CPE supervisor.
The St. Camillus CPE Program offers Level I and Level II Curriculum to CPE students. Level I CPE addresses basic competencies and issues of pastoral reflection, pastoral formation, pastoral identity and functioning in one or more units of CPE. A CPE student must meet Level I CPE outcomes, as documented in the supervisor’s evaluation, as a prerequisite for acceptance in Level II CPE.
Level II CPE addresses advanced competencies and issues of pastoral function, reflection, and integration. Level II competencies are met through a program of at least four units of CPE, including Level I CPE units completed in one or more authorized ACPE centers.
Summer Program – Eleven weeks of intensive training starting on the last week of May ending on the second week of August.
Fall/Winter Program – Seven months of training with one day for group education and another day for clinical component. Students will have an option to choose a day when they will do their clinical. Program starts on Monday after Labor Day and ends on the second Monday of March.
Who are the CPE Supervisors at St. Camillus?
Rev. Agustin (Jojo) Orosa Jr., M.I., ACPE/NACC. Fr. Jojo, is a priest of the Order of St. Camillus. Fr. Jojo’s American experience of CPE training started in the fall of 1996 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. After working nearly eight years at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, he provided
contractual CPE supervision at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill., as well as Village at Manor Park and Alexian Village of Milwaukee between 2005 and 2006.
Fr. Jojo is currently working as a chaplain and CPE supervisor on the St. Camillus Campus. He combines his ministry experience with the residents as well as his many years of CPE supervision as part of his vast resources for teaching CPE students.
Rev. Richard O’Donnell, M.I., ACPE/NACC. Fr. Richard is a Camillian priest, certified as a CPE supervisor by both the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Prior to his program on the St. Camillus Campus, he was director of Pastoral Care and a CPE supervisor hospital in Milwaukee for close to 20 years. After his hospital ministry, his Religious congregation of six years gave him an assignment in Rome.
The Camillian approach to health care is holistic and ecumenical. By providing services to the poor, the sick, and the elderly with a sense of compassion and love, the St. Camillus Campus offers hope and meaning to those who are suffering, comfort and security to those who are aging, and serenity to those who are dying, taking into account each person’s innate dignity, unique needs, and God- given rights.
How does CPE Work? Out of intense involvement with supervisor/s, other students, people in crisis, and other professionals, CPE students are challenged to improve, deepen, and expand the quality of their pastoral relationships. Through viewing complicated life situations from different viewpoints, students are able to gain new insights and understanding about the human situation.
Theological and pastoral reflection is important in CPE as pastoral people seek ways to integrate theology with life experience.
Our Center is under the accreditation of: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 101 Decatur, GA 30033 404.320.1472 www.acpe.edu
Why do CPE at St. Camillus? CPE students will have the opportunity to minister to a diverse client population. Some of our resource areas for specialization in ministry include: • SAN CAMILLO – our Independent Living Retirement Community, consisting of 291 apartments. • CAMILLUS COURT (EAST and WEST) – our Supportive Living Program consisting of 91 apartments. • CAMILLUS TERRACE – our Supportive Living Units for persons with early to mild- stage dementia consisting of 18 apart- ments. • ST. CAMILLUS HEALTH CENTER – our skilled Care Nursing Facility that includes a specialized.
dementia unit and a total of 68 beds. • CAMILLUS CARES and SUPPORTIVE HOME SERVICES – an outreach program designed to provide the necessary health- care and support services to allow individuals to recover from illness or cope with a disability in the comfort of their own homes. • HOSPICE CARE PROGRAM – a recently added service we offer to residents in their last stages of dying.
Applications may be sent to:
Rev. Agustin (Jojo) Orosa Jr., MI 10101 West Wisconsin Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Phone: 414.259.4678 Fax: 414.259.4987 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rory Gillespie 10101 West Wisconsin Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Phone: 414.259.4595 email@example.com