Clinical Pastoral Education

Thank you for your interest in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at The Mount Sinai Hospital, a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility. Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, which combines the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and six other hospital campuses to provide the highest quality health care throughout the New York metropolitan area. 

Our Spiritual Care and Education Department strives to be at the vanguard of chaplaincy practice, education and research. Our CPE program is an integral part of that mission. We currently offer three different programs:

  • A Fall Part-Time Extended Unit Internship
  • A Spring Part-Time Extended Unit Internship
  • Full-Time Summer Unit Internship

The extended programs generally require a 20-25hr/ week commitment- with one weekday of educational time required and 300 hours of clinical time negotiable. The Summer Unit is a 40 hour/week commitment for 11 weeks from the first week in June through the second week in August. Please contact Rabbi Nathan Goldberg (information below) for more details.

CPE brings theological students and ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounter with persons in crisis. Out of an intense involvement with persons in need, and the feedback from peers and teachers, students develop new awareness of themselves as persons and the needs of those to whom they minister. From theological reflection on specific human situations, they gain a new understanding of ministry. Within the interdisciplinary team process of helping persons, they develop skills in interpersonal and inter-professional relationships. Additional information may be found on the ACPE Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our ACPE Supervisor
Rabbi Nathan Goldberg

How to Apply
Contact Rabbi Goldberg for application instructions.
Sandra Michael
Department of Spiritual Care and Education
One Gustave Levy Pl. Box 1036
New York, NY 10029
T 212-241-7262 prompts 1,2,4

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103, Decatur, GA 30033
Tel: 404-320-1472 Fax: 404-320-0849