Would you like to discover how to apply the timeless wisdom of our Catholic faith and cutting-edge insights from contemporary psychology to help the faithful lead more graceful and abundant lives?
According to an American Association of Pastoral Counselors/Greenberg Survey, 34% 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 in the US alone whose needs are not being met by available community and church-based mental health resources!
Holy Apostles College and Seminary offers two new, online programs to help you meet Catholics’ needs for faithful guidance in facing life’s challenges.
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies with a concentration in Catholic Pastoral Counseling
the Graduate Professional Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling for Licensed Mental Health Professionals (scroll down on page past Youth Ministry Cert)
Developed and directed by Dr. Greg Popcak, both distance-learning programs are intended to give learners the skills they need to help people lead more fulfilling, healthy, and godly lives and relationships. Students will acquire the skills necessary for fostering the emotional, spiritual, and relational development of people-of-faith, in addition to being able to develop ethical and effective psycho-spiritual interventions to assist people in crisis.
These programs are an excellent fit for…
–people in church ministry who would like to sharpen their psycho-spiritual/pastoral intervention skills and be more effective, first-line responders to people needing emotional and relational support.
–any person who wishes to become a Christian Life Coach and/or Board Certified Professional Life Coach.
–licensed mental health counselors who wish to engage in ethical and effective faith-integrated approaches to professional counseling.
Although this program is not intended to prepare learners to practice as state-licensed mental health professionals, all graduates (whether or not they are currently licensed mental health providers) will have advanced standing to become a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education.
To learn more about how you could become a Catholic Pastoral Counselor or Pastoral Life Coach, visit Holy Apostles College and Seminary. We are currently accepting applications for these programs which begin in the Fall of 2017.