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Pastoral Care (post-master’s certificate)

This certificate is available for individuals who already possess a master’s degree in Counseling or a related field and wish to gain the skills necessary to provide counseling services from a faith-based and spiritual perspective in a religious/spiritual setting. Special permission of the Counseling faculty is required to take clinical courses. Certificate students may not take any section of CE 597 or CE 599 as part of their certificate program.

Certificate Requirements
18 credits

All 18 credits must be taken at Marymount. No transfer courses are permitted. Alternate courses may be substituted, upon approval, if any of the following courses have been successfully completed during a master’s program:

  • CE 508 Crisis Intervention
  • CE 524 Theory and Techniques of Family Counseling
  • CE 540 Contemporary and Historical Religious Perspectives
  • CE 541 Pastoral Counseling Integration
  • CE 542 Grief and Loss
  • CE 549 Moral and Spiritual Development and Ethical Issues in Counseling