The Core Curriculum is spread out during Phase I and Phase II is designed to provide a consistent baseline of knowledge and information for our aspirants. The curriculum is comprised of video presentations and the aspirant is required to write a response to the reflection questions provided by the presenter that is uploaded to their portfolio. The video recordings are introductory in nature and are designed so that the training ACPE Certified Educator can build upon them.

All of the videos are located on the ACPE website and the ACPE YouTube Page. Additionally, the PowerPoint presentation from the video is also included for reference.

The curriculum seeks to facilitate supervisory identity formation, the integration of personal and professional identity, and the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities which demonstrate competence at a mastery level consistent with the highest standards of CPE supervision.

The Core Curriculum topics for Phase I are:

Personality Theory: Understanding of Humanity Informing Education
CPE Group Theories
Educational Theory/Transformative Education
Theology of Supervision
Competencies for Intercultural Care and Education
Interfaith Spiritual Care
Introduction to Professional Ethics
The Theory Integration Presentation Mentorship Process
History of ACPE (Added 9.17.2018)

While new topics will be added to the Phase I Core Curriculum, a CEC is only obligated to have written reflections on those that were available at the time of their end of Phase I assessment.