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Summer and Fall CPE Units Available

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn. has openings for CPE Level I full-time summer 2015 internships. Please submit applications to: For more information regarding the program click on this website link:

Good Samaritan Specialty Care Community, a long term care facility in Robbinsdale MN, still has openings for its full-time summer unit  (May  26 – Aug. 7) and for its extended unit which will begin in the Fall.  Please contact Cindi Brickson, Director of Chaplaincy, at 651.767.9408 or apply online using the standard application found at

UnityPoint Health in Fort Dodge, Iowa is now offering a distance-based accredited CPE unit for Fall 2015! This unit would be perfect for Distributed Learning students who do not live or work near another accredited CPE unit. Participants would complete their 300 hours of ministry time in their local contexts. Peer group would be completed at UnityPoint Health in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Supervision would be done by Rev. Dean Meeter, a Reformed Church in America pastor and accredited CPE supervisor since 1990. The entire unit would be accredited through Rev. Meeter's CPE site, Bethesda Christian Counseling in Sioux Falls, SD. This CPE unit would begin in August 2015. The cost is $1000.00/unit. Applications and a $100.00 registration fee are due by April 1. This is a hard deadline. Please apply as soon as possible if this unit would be ideal for you! For more information, please contact Phil Somsen at UnityPoint Health-Fort Dodge via or (515) 574-6428.

Last but not least: Are you planning for CPE in Fall 2015? Try to submit your applications early and often. Applying by Easter to multiple locations is optimal for a Fall 2015 acceptance. If you are still looking for a site for Summer 2015, apply today, as positions do fill up quickly at CPE sites around the country. Once you have been accepted to a program, don't forget to notify Contextual Learning! Please visit the following webpage for more details on registration, payment, and credit (under "How Do I Participate?" and "How Do I Get Credit?"):

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