Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) was conceived by Dr. Richard C Cabot as a method oflearning pastoral practice under supervision in a clinical setting. The Rev. Anton Boisenenlarged the concept to include a case study method of theological inquiry – a study of theperson as a “living human document.”

As CPE developed, it was expanded by other CPE leaders to integrate into pastoral practiceknowledge of medicine, psychology and behavioural sciences. Today many supervisorsemphasize the importance of pastoralrelationships being formed through an integration ofpersonal history, behavioural theory and method, and spiritual development.

Three batches of the course is held during the year

BatchPeriodicity of the courseLast date of submission of applicationDate of entrance
1st Batch15th Jan to 15th Apr, 202031st November14th January
2nd Batch15th May to 15th Aug, 202031st March14th May
3rd Batch15th Sep to 15th Dec, 202031st July14th September
Number of seats6
Age limitBelow 60 years
Required qualificationB.TH / B.D or M. Div. Degree from any university/college, or any bachelor degree in any subject from any regular university.

Both male and female candidates should have completed two years in professional pastoral ministry.

Medium of instructionEnglish
Health statusTo be medically fit
Course feeRs.2000

Hostel Fee (approximately Rs.1350 per month) and mess fee (approximately Rs.2400per month) are charged separately.


The Program Coordinator,
Patient Counselling Department,
Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Bellary Road, Hebbal,