Clinical Pastoral Education

Thank you for your interest in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation's most comprehensive academic health care delivery systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and innovative, patient-centered clinical care. NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest health care providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

Chaplains play an essential role in providing for the religious, spiritual and existential needs of a widely diverse population of patients and families from all religions and cultures. We serve patients who come from around the corner and around the world. Our pastoral care is multi-faith and dynamic, and our supervisors are seasoned ACPE-certified professionals.

NewYork-Presbyterian is an ACPE System CPE Center with groups at the following NYP locations:

  1. Columbia University Medical Center/ Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  2. Weill Cornell Medical center
  3. Allen Hospital

Our central administrative office is located at:

622 W 168th St/ PH Chapel
NewYork, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-5817
Fax: 212-305-5666

CPE programs include:

  • Full-Time Residency Program
  • Part-Time Extended Unit Internship
  • Full-Time Summer Unit Internship

All programs are accredited by the:
ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education
One West Court Square, Suite 325
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-320-1472

Please see the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as it applies to all ACPE CPE programs.

ACPE Certified Educators

  • Rev. Dr. Beth Faulk Glover

    The Rev. Dr. Beth Faulk Glover

    Corporate Director
    Pastoral Care & Education
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Rabbi Mychal Springer

    Rabbi Mychal Springer

    Pastoral Care & Education
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Rev. Joseph Collazo

    The Rev. Jose Maria Collazo, Jr.

    Pastoral Care & Education
    NYP Allen Hospital

Certified Educator Candidates

  • Rev. Joseph Collazo

    Joel Berning

    Pastoral Care & Education
    Columbia University Medical Center

  • Jacob Stewart

    Jacob Stewart

    Pastoral Care & Education
    Weill Cornell Medical Center

For more information about our CPE programs please see the Frequently Asked Questions section and/or contact Karen Berdecia, CPE Registrar, at If you would like to have a phone conversation, please email Karen to set-up a day and time.


To submit an application, please contact:

Karen Berdecia
Administrative Assistant & CPE Registrar
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell

525 East 68th Street, Box 167
New York, NY 10065