A Snippet from our latest newsletter.....


From President David:


I have recently been reflecting on the word eclectic. The dictionary definition is: “deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources”.  The word came up in the context of studying theory surrounding approaches to counselling.   It occurred to me that “eclectic” is a fantastic word to describe many aspects of CPE.

CPE course participants are more and more eclectic groups who draw their life   experiences and spirituality from a range of perspectives and faith traditions. While we all aim to provide excellent clinical pastoral care using the skills and self-awareness CPE imparts, we provide that care across a wide (eclectic) range of contexts from hospital and aged care to church congregations and community groups. The methods used within CPE courses, and by which students are equipped, are also eclectic ranging from theological reflection, non-verbal communication,  visual reflection (images), pastoral encounter reports and reflective listening, etc.  








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