Change in Evaluation Process for CPE Programme Students

ACPE(Ireland ) Ltd has been reflecting on how to accurately reflect students’ progress towards their goals and professional development during their programmes of CPE.
Following international practice ACPE(Ireland) Ltd supervisors will be using from 2018 for a pilot year an Outcomes Based Evaluation Form which has been recently introduced within Canada. Through our excellent working relationship with Canadian Association Spiritual Care (CASC) we will be introducing, with CASC’s support, the new methodology from January 2018

New Contacts for HCB

Healthcare Chaplaincy Board

Sr. Pat O’Donovan,
Council for Healthcare,
Irish Bishops Conference,
Co. Kildare
W23 P6D3
phone 015053165 Mobile 0877957946 E-mail

Conferring Ceremony for Cork CPE Supervisor at Maynooth.

At Daniel’s Nuzum conferral today with the degree of Master in Theology (first class honours) following his research on Healthcare Ethics from Catholic Church teaching.
Professor Michael Mullaney President of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and with Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Chancellor of The Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
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An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals – a new Accredited Course

Details of a new course, introducing Healthcare Professionals to the CPE Methodology, has just been launched in Cork.

The course is aimed at all ​Healthcare professionals with direct clinical care and College Staff.

It has been accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd.
Approved for CPD/CME by:
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland : Category 1, 30 CEUs
RCPI : 30 CPD points (live educational event).

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded by UCC in conjunction with ACPE (Ireland).

Details from :

For further information contact:

Dr Daniel Nuzum

Centre for CPD Phone: (021) 490 2872


ACPE(Ireland) Ltd AGM

The AGM of ACPE(Ireland) took place in Dublin on Friday 29th September

At the meeting the Company noted with regret the resignations of two colleagues who over the years had made important contributions to the life and development of ACPE(Ireland) and to Pastoral Education. Kathleen O’Connor, formerly at Cork University Hospital and St Theresa Kilmurray, formerly at St Vincent’s University Hospital were in their time Company Secretary and Treasurer of the body. Unanimously the members expressed their deep appreciation for the years of dedication by two valued colleagues to pastoral ministry training

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ACPE(Ireland) Ltd at the AGM continued its reflective and active work in the area of Governance, following its recent accreditation
Going forward for the next year the officers of the Company will be Bruce Pierce (Chairperson), Aileen Walsh (Company Secretary) and Catherine Kennan (Treasurer). Gratitude was expressed to the Administrator Danielle Browne for her diligence and warmth.

AGM of ACPE (Ireland) Ltd


The Annual General Meeting of ACPE(Ireland) Ltd takes places on Friday 29th. Following the AGM, a business meeting will take place. As an addition to the programme there will be two sessions of CPD on “An Approach to Ethics within the Context of a CPE Programme” led by Daniel Nuzum and “Competency Based Evaluation” led by Catherine Keenan and Aileen Walsh. The overall meeting ends at Lunchtime Saturday