Level 2 Unit 1 Clinical Pastoral Education Online – CHPL 623

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

In this course the student will develop understanding of their spiritual practice and how that relates to their own healthcare chaplain ministry. Through written assignments, conversations with their Liberty mentor, and clinical practice, the student will gain understanding of their ministry and develop their self-spiritual image in ministry practice.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


In this semester of Level 2 unit 1 CPE the student will identify their healthcare practices based on their developed goals and strategies for healthcare chaplaincy through their own spirituality and calling into the ministry of chaplaincy.  The student will affirm their own spirituality while being exposed to other spiritual practices in healthcare ministry.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, presentations, and individual supervision

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be a minimum of 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be a minimum of 200 words.  The content of the discussions will integrate case conference discussion and demonstrate understanding of the textbook reading.  (CLO's: A, B, C, D)

Course Textbook Analysis Assignment

The student will discuss the course textbook An Introduction to Pastoral Care with the mentor, including the importance of this text to chaplaincy and its application in a healthcare setting. (CLO's: A, B)

Philosophy of Faith-based Theories and Calling Paper Assignment

Each student will write a 1,500–2,100-word personal philosophy of how faith-based theories inform your practice and calling in chaplaincy paper in proper Turabian formatting. The paper must include 5 scholarly references along with the textbooks and the Bible. (CLO's: A, C, D)


The student will complete one quiz concerning the Learning Goals for the CPE course.

Learning Goal Assignments (6)

The student will be prepared to discuss personal, professional, and relational learning goals identified in his/her CPE unit with the mentor.  (CLO's: A, B, C, D)

Verbatim Case Conference Assignments (2)

The student will provide to the mentoring professor one report following their CPE Case Conference in their respective institutions and be prepared to discuss their verbatim with the mentor. (CLO's: A, B, C, D)

Evaluation Assignments (3)

Mid-Term Review Assignment

Each student will have a mid-term review with the professor. (CLO's: A, B, C, D)

Final CPE Evaluation Assignment

Each student will meet with his or her mentor to discuss your final CPE evaluation.  (CLO's: A, B, C, D)

Final Evaluation Assignment

Each student is required to complete a final self-evaluation using the guidelines in the syllabus.  Each student will receive a final evaluation from the mentoring professor detailing the learning experience and success of outcomes. (CLO's: A, B, C, D)

4MAT Book Review Assignment

The student will write a 1,500–2,000-word book review in current Turabian formatting on the assigned book for the CPE unit/course. The student will meet with his or her mentor to discuss their paper. (CLO's: A, D)

Group Dynamics Assignment

The student will meet with the mentor to discuss group dynamics and what the student has learned to date from the experience. (CLO's: A, B, C, D)