Designed with Students In Mind
Online Video Group Sessions, Online Individual Supervision Sessions, and Canvas Learning Management System
This program allows students to attend all group sessions, individual supervision sessions, and didactics/workshops in an online learning format. Students will use Zoom video conferencing for group interactions and individual supervision encounters. Students will also utilize Canvas Learning Management System as the complementary resource that features the unit syllabus, objectives, outcomes, handouts, video lectures and discussion boards. This online learning format is especially helpful for students who are not able to physically attend a traditional, in-person, face-to-face CPE program because of limited or no ACPE-accredited centers near their geographic location.
Diverse Social Justice Experiential Learning Contexts
Therefore, Sankofa CPE Center is perfect for students who feel called to social justice and activism ministries, as they may choose a social justice organization or activist non-profit to provide spiritual care ministry and fulfill their clinical hours for the program.
As a result, the clinical pastoral education experience can help the student maintain, deepen, or develop a sense of leadership, confidence, and self-assurance around their own ministerial passions and commitments.
Digital Ministry Learning Contexts
The term “Sankofa” represents three distinct meanings which influence the objectives of Sankofa CPE Center. First, Sankofa represents the belief that it is important to “learn from the past”. Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “Go back…” The symbol of Sankofa is referenced by the Asante Adinkra symbol which is an image of a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward.
With this meaning of Sankofa in mind, this CPE center’s first objective is to:
• Invite students to “go back” into the memory of their personal history and self reflect on their family system heritage. Thus, the curriculum of the center is grounded in Family System Theory and specifically highlights the theories of Na’im Akbar and Nancy Boyd-Franklin. Utilizing the clinical method of learning, students are also invited to “go back” and reflect on encounters with their “patients” in their unique site learning contexts which also speaks to the Pastoral Reflection learning goal of ACPE’s Level I and Level II programs.