The Master of Arts program in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care trains student to be clinical pastoral counselors. The 60-Credit program curriculum is founded on the integration of state-of-the-art mental health counseling training with the insights of informed theological and spiritual approaches. Whether they are planning to become professional counselors/therapists, or to serve as pastoral ministers, graduates of this program will be equipped to address an array of psychological and spiritual issues and concerns from a perspective that incorporates psychological insights, counseling skills, and theological/spiritual reflection. The program includes 600 hours of supervised clinical placement, in which the student will have the opportunity to develop and practice the skills of working with individuals and groups as a professional counselor. All students in field placement will attend a monthly Field Placement Seminar for the duration of placement. All student should register for PCGR 7471 and 7272-Clinical Instruction and Integration Process I while in field placement. The program culminates in the preparation of a Clinical Case Paper, which details in depth the student’s work with a particular client or group in the internship setting. Upon completion of the 60-Credit program, students will be eligible to apply for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and several other U.S. states.
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