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Master's in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Master's in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Features

  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Programs (CACREP )
  • Weeknight courses
  • Ecumenical program that welcomes all faith traditions
  • Integrates psychology and spirituality
  • Top value MS in Counseling degree in Pennsylvania
  • Caring, expert faculty-practitioners

Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling Outcomes

  • The program is designed to help students meet the course requirements for state licensure in the tri-state area of PA-NJ-DE and the eligibility requirements for certification by the National Board for Certified Counselor.
  • You will be taught to integrate psychology and spirituality in an academically rigorous, culturally informative, clinically responsible manner.
  • Our graduates emerge prepared to meet the unique mental and spiritual demands of a modern, global society.

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I saw a need. As someone who identifies as Black and male, I recognized that I have had experiences in sessions with clients where language was used that were microaggression.


— Lewis Johnson '12
Coordinator of Academic Services
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Lewis Johnson ’12

Lewis Johnson has established a support group for Black male mental health professionals called “Counseling While Black: Working with Clients Amidst Racial Injustice and Microaggressions".

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Hanna1075 (1)-1Timothy Hanna Ph.D.: At the same time that COVID has placed strains on the economy, it has also led to an increased need for psycho-spiritual support as individuals strive to cope with the multi-faceted impact of this pandemic. As such, the current need for professionals equipped to address mental and spiritual health has risen in the past many months, and likely will continue to rise as people continue to make sense of and come to terms with ongoing and new challenges.

 



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A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution

No (GRE) Graduate Record Examination required

Weeknight courses from 5-9pm on-campus, plus online assignments. 14-week semesters

3-4 years; 60 credits (20 classes)

 Applications should submit the following: 

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application online through www.neumann.edu.
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. WES or ECE evaluated if an international school
  3. An application essay not to exceed three pages describing your interest in becoming a counselor and specifically a pastoral counselor upon completion  
  4. Three official letters of recommendation from persons with whom you are familiar and who can speak to your academic suitability for graduate studies, your personal maturity, and your potential for graduate work
  5. TOEFL/IELTS Scores required only if English is not your native language
  6. Interview with program director

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