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Spiritual Care Educational Opportunities

Clinical Pastoral Education

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education to offer level I/II and supervisory education training programs of clinical pastoral education (CPE) that may lead to professional certification as a chaplain. Locally, Barnes-Jewish is part of the St. Louis Cluster, ACPE and offers full time internships during the summer, part-time externships in the fall, winter and spring, and year-long residencies. CPE trainees are actively involved in direct patient, family and staff care during their training.

For more information, visit St. Louis Cluster ACPE or the national ACPE.  Contact chaplain James Bennett at (314) 362-4642 for more information.


Trained spiritual care volunteers from various faith traditions help assist in caring for our patients and families. For opportunities to become a spiritual care volunteer, please contact Cheryl Palmer, manager, spiritual care services at (314) 362-1411.

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