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CPE Feelers

Today I started putting out feelers to some of the accredited CPE Centers in Virginia and Washington, D.C.:  Goodwin House in Alexandria, VA;  and Children's National Medical Center and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.  I started with these because the supervisors have e-mail addresses, and a couple of sites had informative webpages regarding their programs.  The other 'local' options are St. Elizabeths Hospital in D.C. and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.  I will contact these, but they require phone calls.   

My inclination is to pursue the Extended session option which is part-time for 8-9 months while I continue my discernment and begin work with my Parish Discernment Committee (which is not yet formed).  Goodwin House, Children's, St. Elizabeth's, and NIH all offer both Level I-II E.  Chrissie is encouraging me to consider going Full-Time in Fall '07 and/or Winter/Spring '08.  This, she believes, may afford me multiple options with a different focus or discipline.  On their website, I found Sibley (which encompasses Shady Grove Adventist Hospital) announces their Fall session is 17 weeks long, requiring 23 hours a week, beginning August 29th and continuing through December 20th.  For the Fall session at Sibley, I have to apply by July 31st - that's three weeks away!

Today was emails which could result in phone calls.  I'm expecting emails more than phone calls.  Tomorrow, I'll tackle making the phone calls to St. E's and NIH.  (Yes, Connie, I heard you... or was that God!?). 


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Jul. 13th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
Children's is an amazing site, and I very much like the supervisor. It is, however, very intense, which you know since you've found my blog on it, and have read some of the saga of my CPE stint there. I have a bunch of friends doing CPE at Goodwin House and they seem to like it very much,and a couple at Sibley - they also like it. I understand St E's supervisor just tendered her resignation so I suspect the site will be in a state of flux. Have you checked with your Commission on Ministry to see how they feel about your doing CPE before completing the process? I'm Diocese of VA, and they seem to discourage that in this diocese. I'm just sayin'...

Blessings on you as you start this journey!

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