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NE Georgia Medical Center to be able to Offer Clinical Pastorial Training
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Atlanta, GA--  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has recently been granted Provisional Candidacy Accreditation as an Institutional Sponsored Center with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).  NGMC has offered Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) since 2000 and has served as a clinical placement site for students under the accreditation of another institution prior to its recent accreditation.

NGMC will now be able to offer clinical training to area clergy under its own accreditation.  “We are very proud to have received this accreditation,” says Jeff Thompson, chaplain and director of the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at NGMC.  “NGMC is currently the only hospital in the North Georgia area and only the second hospital in Georgia, outside the Atlanta area, accredited to offer CPE.”

The ACPE is a multicultural, multi-faith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through the clinical educational methods of CPE.

NGMC’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program will offer Level One and Level Two training using an 18-week extended unit model.  “We are currently involved in our fall unit of training and will offer a spring unit of training beginning in January for those who are interested,” says Thompson.

If you have questions or interest in NGMC’s CPE program, please contact Chaplain Jeff Thompson at 770-219-3563 or email him at Jeff.Thompson@nghs.com.

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