Accreditation, Board Certification & Beyond

0B7C9BFF-A000-4014-9EBE-D1056E498F39Our program is accredited by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP), the fastest growing pastoral care professional organization and “covenant community” in the world. CPSP celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015. Through its chapters CPSP offers board certification to individuals and accreditation to training programs that meet standards of excellence in clinical chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, pastoral psychotherapy and clinical pastoral supervision.

CPSP confers professional credentials upon members who successfully complete four Units of CPE, demonstrate professional competence, meet CPSP Standards, aspire to fulfill the CPSP Covenant, and commit to the discipline of clinical pastoral care. Certifications include: Board Certified Clinical Chaplain, Associate Clinical Chaplain, Pastoral Counselor and Associate Pastoral Counselor. Diplomate certification is awarded to Pastoral Psychotherapist and CPE Supervisor members.  CPSP also awards credentials in Hospice and Palliative Care and for Clinically Trained Ministers.

The Nautilus Pacific Chapter – CPSP oversees the Kaiser Permanente (Napa-Solano) Bay Area CPE program.  Originally based in Southern California but now claiming members throughout and beyond California, Nautilus Pacific is CPSP’s oldest and most respected chapter on the West Coast.

Our CPE supervisors, David Roth and Ed Luckett, and supervisor-in-training Wade Wroten, are Nautilus Pacific members.

OUR COMMITMENT to those we train… BEYOND CPE

We make a commitment to those who train in our CPE program that doesn’t end with the completion of the fourth unit. Nautilus Pacific takes pride that its certified members provide on-going care and support of those we have trained.

This includes helping program graduates to transition into established CPSP chapters in Northern California and elsewhere where they will receive high-quality mentoring toward board certification and on-going peer support throughout their life in ministry.

Jobs are always on the minds of those who complete a CPE program. We are proud of our record in helping our graduates to successfully obtain employment in the field.