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a Certificate in Graduate Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Mental Health Professionals

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.

34% 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.

Career Opportunities

  • Parish Ministry
  • Diocesan Ministry
  • Counseling
  • Speaker

Looking for information on programs, admissions, or financial aid? We’re here to help.

Certificate Program

Catholic Pastoral Counseling

  • Online
  • Eligible for transfer credits

2 to 4 years

Program Length

$390

Per Credit Hour

15

Total Credits

Jan. 9th

Next Start Date

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″Catechists are people who keep the memory of God alive; they keep it alive in themselves and they are able to revive it in others.”

– Pope Francis –

The Coursework

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

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Who Is This Program For?

  • Professional Psychologist
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Other state-licensed mental health professional

FAQ

Is this an Online Program?

Yes, our 100% online courses make the certificate program flexible for working and busy individuals. All certificate programs may be completed completely online.

How do I apply?

Applicants for the Certificate program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures. 

Is Holy Apostles College & Seminary accredited?

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (CTOHE), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). For more accreditation information visit here.

Are the Faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?

All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

Who is the Program Director?

Program Director:

Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund
msiegmund@holyapostles.edu

Teaching Faculty:
For a full listing of our faculty, please visit our Faculty listing.

FAQ

Is this an Online Program?

Yes, our 100% online courses make the certificate program flexible for working and busy individuals. All certificate programs may be completed completely online.

How do I apply?

Applicants for the Certificate program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures. 

Is Holy Apostles College & Seminary accredited?

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (CTOHE), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). For more accreditation information visit here.

Are the Faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?

All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

Who is the Program Director?

Program Director:

Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund
msiegmund@holyapostles.edu

Teaching Faculty:
For a full listing of our faculty, please visit our Faculty listing.

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What You’ve
Been Looking For

 

An authentically Catholic education should be available to everyone.
Time and cost should not stand in your way.

You deserve the highest quality academics that are both convenient and affordable.

Let Holy Apostles set you on the path to achieving your goals.

Why Holy Apostles

Flexible & Online

Holy Apostles makes a quality education accessible. You can complete your degree any time, anywhere. Our small class sizes make learning easier, providing personalized attention from our excellent faculty.

Tuition you can afford

At Holy Apostles, we believe that a debt-free graduate is a gift to the Church. We are one of the most affordable colleges recommended by the Cardinal Newman Guide.

FAITHFULLY CATHOLIC

The Catholic university is “born from the heart of the Church,” as St. John Paul II stated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

From its very foundation, Holy Apostles College & Seminary has dedicated itself to proclaiming the truth and forming our students to do the same.

Explore the Possibilities

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Graduate Admissions Phone :
860-632-3066

Undergraduate Admissions Phone:
860-632-3026

Admissions Email:
admissions@holyapostles.edu

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