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The effects of CPE on primary relationships - Is it worth exploring?

Strehlow, K. and Hewitson, J.D. (2015) The effects of CPE on primary relationships - Is it worth exploring? Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling: Advancing theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective publications, 69 (2). pp. 78-84.

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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) can be a life transforming experience for students, but does it also transform students' primary relationships? An online survey of past CPE students at Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, found that--overall--CPE had a positive effect on primary relations in key areas, in particular communication, intimacy and spirituality. Recent relationships were more negatively affected. Some relationships did not survive CPE. Structural and pedagogical implications require further research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Journal of Pastoral Care Publications, Inc.
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2015.
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