clinical pastoral education

Pastoral Education Edges Into Mainstream

As JTS adds clinical component, conference signifies greater Jewish awareness of new role for clergy.

01/17/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

Rabbi Mychal Springer, director of the Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, recalls the days 20 years ago when she first began studying the field. Her first two clinical supervisors were both nuns, she says, reflecting the field’s roots in Christian theology.

A counseling session. JTS rabbinical students will now have 400 hours of such fieldwork.
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