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Graduate Studies

Doctorate of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling

Goals and Objectives

The Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling program will prepare candidates who will have the vision, skill, and values to integrate religious, spiritual and theological issues within the practice of clinical counseling and psychotherapy. Candidates for the degree will be prepared to link their clinical knowledge, skill, and research to assist clients with real-life problems and to develop significant contributions in the area of mental health and spirituality. 

 

The program will provide candidates academic and clinical hours to obtain national certification through the National Board of Certified Counselors and as a Licensed Professional Counselor within his/her state residence. 

 

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling program will be prepared to:

 

 

1) assume positions of clinical leadership in mental health agencies

2) conduct research and professional writing that advances the field of     spirituality and mental health.

3) teach as a counselor educator at the collegiate level

 

4) provide advanced clinical supervision for counselors-in-training and
    support staff

5) work as an advanced practitioner to improve the quality of life of clients     seeking mental health treatment

6) provide professional client advocacy and peer consultation within the mental
    health field


For further information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us: neumann@neumann.edu

 

For information about the interview process for entry into this program,
please contact:

 

James A. Houck, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Director, Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling Program
610-358-4227

HOUCKJ@neumann.edu

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