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:
1. PAS 602 Fundamentals of Practical Theology
2. PAS 641 Methods in Counseling
3. PAS 683 Pastoral Counseling I (Prereq: PAS 641)
4. PAS 684 Pastoral Counseling II (Prereq: PAS 683)
5. PAS 791 Morals and Psychology
6. PAS 660 Thanatology
How Do I Apply?
Applicants for the Certificate program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.