This program offered through Pastoral Care Services, Walnut Creek includes fieldwork, internship, and clinical pastoral education experiences for students from the Bay Area’s Graduate Theological Union and beyond. Through our program, more than 30 seminarians representing numerous faith groups and 11 graduate theological schools have met clinical pastoral education requirements for ordination and/or degree programs.
The pastoral care training program provides students with anmulti-faith, multicultural experience working alongside experienced chaplains, including our large team of registered community clergy and lay visitors. The faculty includes staff from medicine, psychiatry, nursing, neuropsychology, and social work. In addition to a 40-hour-per-week program, we offer an extended program for students who want to continue their studies or employment while they train. Stipends are available through the Father Carl Gracely Endowment.