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Pastoral Counseling

The Pastoral Counseling track at Neumann University emphasizes a personal and professional integration of clinical psychology along with pastoral, theological, and spiritual issues.If you value the dignity and worth of people with mental health issues, if people often seek you out because you are a good listener, if you desire to help transform people within the mental health field, or if you are looking for additional professional training to enhance your current work, then you could benefit from earning an M.S. in Pastoral Counseling or a Certificate for the Pastoral Care Specialist or Certificate of Advanced Study in Pastoral Counseling.


What can you do with a degree in Pastoral Counseling?

As a graduate of our program, you are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor in the tri-state area and are ready to sit for the National Counselor Examination. You can also become a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).

In completing your degree, you gain clinical experience in a variety of mental health field environments.

• Hospitals, hospices

• Parish settings

• Substance abuse facilities

• Private practices

• Community-based behavioral agencies

• Domestic violence centers

• Correctional facilities

• Vocation and education centers


The M.S. in Pastoral Counseling at Neumann University is a dually-accredited program through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).




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