Mentoring as a Component of Clinical Pastoral Education

The Clinical Pastoral Education mentoring program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center partners chaplain residents with seasoned staff chaplains serving in critical care units. Serving alongside their mentor, students share the responsibility of serving patients, family and staff on that unit. Residents benefit from receiving feedback, guidance, and support from their mentors.
A mentor / mentee team reflects on the CPE Mentorship Program.
Mentor / mentee assignments take place on a six-month rotational basis, providing residents ample time to learn the ministry needs of a specific clinical setting while also providing for mentorship under two different staff chaplains.  Mentorship areas vary from unit to unit.  Past rotations have taken place in: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Heart Institute and Hematology / Oncology.
Graduate Residents reflect on the CPE Mentorship Program.
Graduate residents consistently provide feedback stating the mentorship program is one of the strengths of the CPE program at Cincinnati Children’s. To hear additional mentor / mentee stories, click on the “Stories of Chaplaincy” link on the left.