Graduate Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Mental Health Professionals
Catholic Pastoral Counseling Overview
If you are a faithful, practicing Catholic who is also either a professional psychologist, clinical social worker, counselor, marriage and family therapist or other state-licensed mental health professional, the Holy Apostles fully online Graduate Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling can help you meet this growing, unmet need for Catholic-integrated mental health services.
Thirty-Four percent of Catholics in the US would prefer to receive counseling from a therapist who was knowledgeable about their faith and knew how to employ faith-based techniques in their clinical work. That’s almost 25 million potential consumers of mental health services whose needs are not being met by available community and church-based mental health resources.
The Graduate Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Mental Health Professionals is an 18 credit-hour, online certificate program that requires the completion of the following courses:
- PAS 602 Fundamentals of Practical Theology
- PAS 641 Methods in Counseling
- PAS 791 Morals and Psychology
- PAS 785 Pastoral Issues Concerning Human Sexuality
- PAS 720 Nurturing the Domestic Church: Facilitating Authentic Marriage, Family Life and Spirituality
- PAS 660 Thanatology
How Do I Apply?
Applicants for the Certificate program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.