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Doctorate of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling

Program Design

12-Month Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling Curriculum Sequence

A completion of 48 credits of core curriculum plus an additional 6-12 credits to finish the dissertation. All courses are three credits.

 

The Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling is a 12-month, weekend seminar format that is flexible and attractive to students who must maintain their employment and family obligations. Out of a typical 14-week semester students are required to attend classes at Neumann University five-six weekends. In between classes, students will complete assignments via web-assisted programs, along with practical and research applications. Students will take one class on Friday night (5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.) and a second class on Saturday (9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.) within a 14-week semester. 

 

Academic Year 1

Fall      
PC 800: Franciscan Values in Human Development
PC 810: Principles and Practice of Counseling Theories


Spring  
PC 815: Advanced Mental Health Ethics and Legal Issues
PC 825: Seminar in Special Topics Using Three Major Perspectives


Summer
PC 830: Counseling Supervision and Consultation
PC 840: Quantitative Analysis

 

Academic Year 2

Fall                        
PC 860: Doctoral Practicum
PC 835: Multicultural Studies, Social Change and Advocacy

Spring                    
PC 850: Qualitative Analysis
PC 880: Doctoral Internship I

Summer                
PC 870: Doctoral Research Methods
PC 881: Doctoral Internship II

Comprehensive Research Examination


Academic Year 3

Fall                        
PC 865: Advance Group Theory and Practice
PC 875: Counselor Education and Supervision in the Franciscan Tradition

Spring                    
PC 890: Capstone: Franciscan Integration in Counseling, Education & Supervision
PC 900: Dissertation Guidance
   

Summer  
PC 910: Dissertation

 

Academic Year 4

Fall                        
PC 920: Dissertation II

Spring                    
PC 930: Dissertation III  (if necessary)

Summer
PC 940: Dissertation IV  (if necessary)

 

 

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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