The Mental Health Clinical Pastoral Education Centre

Supervisors: Rev. Alan Galt; Mrs Rosemarie Say; Mrs Carmen Karauda; Mrs Heather Robinson

Welcome to our courses

We offer the standard general Introductory Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) course (40 hours) – This is the minimum requirement to join any hospital chaplaincy team and we welcome all faiths.

We also offer:
Basic Clinical Pastoral Education in Mental Health (400 hours). This course includes:

  • Introductory CPE (above)
  • Introductory CPE in Mental Health:
  • Venue: Macquarie Hospital, North Ryde – with supervised placements in the Northern Sydney Health Area

This is a unique training opportunity with a limit on numbers. Alan and Rosemarie have been involved with mental health since the 1960s.
With a combined experience of over 60 years of running groups, we select course participants carefully. Mental Health is a demanding and sensitive, but fascinating, area to work in.
We are looking for people with a heart for mental health ministry. To start training, experience is not necessary. Participants are introduced to the wards under supervision.
Our aim is to achieve maximum cohesion of closely bonded groups that will provide a safe, supportive environment resulting in optimal personal growth, learning and enjoyment for its members.

Basic Clinical Pastoral Education in Aged Care Ministry (400 hours)

This is an opportunity to understand and minister to people in their final, often confusing, stages of life.

Other courses are available – We encourage multi-faith interaction.

Academic Accreditation:
As a Member Institute of the Sydney College of Divinity, the NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education provides Master of Arts degrees
specialising in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Supervision, and gives credit for Basic and Advanced Units of CPE.

For further information: please contact the Director of the Mental Health CPE Centre:
Rev. Alan Galt OAM
Phone: 0413 805 263
Post: PO Box 469 Beecroft NSW 2119

Or Mrs Rosemarie Say OAM
Macquarie Hospital Chaplaincy Coordinator
Phone: 02 9887 5012

Enter into the peace of the grounds of Macquarie Hospital, one of our placement areas for Mental Health Ministry training.