Graduate Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling For Mental Health Professionals

Holy Apostles College and Seminary Graduate Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Mental Health Professionals is for Catholics 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 Graduate Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling can help you meet this growing, unmet need for Catholic-integrated mental health services.

The Graduate Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Mental Health Professionals is an 18 credit, fully online, professional certificate program that will enable you to:

  • Confidently evaluate the spiritual dimensions of emotional, behavioral, and relational problems.
  • Diagnose spiritual disorders and develop interventions that foster healthy spiritual and faith
  • Develop effective, empirically-valid, faith-based interventions for emotional, behavioral, and relational problems.
  • Employ Catholic-integrated mental health interventions in an ethical, systematic, and professional manner.
  • Identify as a Certified Catholic Pastoral Counselor (CCPC).
  • Enter the MA in Pastoral Studies/Pastoral Counseling with advanced standing.

Course of Study

  • PAS 683 Pastoral Counseling I: Spiritual Helping and Accompaniment
  • PAS 684 Pastoral Counseling II: Pastoral Diagnosis and Intervention
  • PAS 791 Morals and Psychology
  • PAS 785 Pastoral Issues with Human Sexuality
  • PAS 720 Nurturing the Domestic Church: Facilitating Authentic Marriage & Family Spirituality
  • PAS 621 Pastoral Care of Marriage and the Family

Additional Admission Requirements

  • An applicant must possess at least a master’s degree in a mental health field.
  • An applicant must possess at least an entry-level license to practice in a mental health field.
  • An applicant must be a Catholic in good standing as determined by a letter of recommendation fromhis or her pastor or a Catholic priest.

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