Spiritual Wellness and Counseling Certificate

Program Description

The certificate program in Spiritual Wellness & Counseling is a five-course, fifteen-semester-hour program offered in partnership with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. The certificate program in Spiritual Wellness & Counseling can be taken for credit, no credit, or continuing education credit. It is specifically designed for pastoral care, mental health, medical and educational professionals. The program brings together these professionals to broaden their understanding of the helping process, and to ensure they have a more nuanced understanding of spirituality, counseling, and the complexity of the whole person.

The certificate program helps students enhance their knowledge and abilities to:

  • Respond appropriately to individuals who express mental health and/or spiritual concerns.
  • Assist those who desire to integrate their spiritual perspective with their psychotherapeutic or medical treatment.
  • Discern when referral to another professional is needed and how to locate an appropriate professional for the referral.

The program also helps pastoral care, mental health, medical and educational professionals develop the skills needed to collaborate to best serve the interests of those they are endeavoring to assist.

Admission Criteria

  • For applicants without a master’s degree, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Official transcripts for highest degree earned.
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably one academic and one professional).
  • Interview with the program coordinator.

Required Courses

Spirit and Psyche

CG 582SPIRIT & PSYCHE

0 to 3

or

TRS 582SPIRIT & PSYCHE

3

Tradition and Theory

CG 583TRADITION & THEORY

0 to 3

or

TRS 583TRADITION & THEORY

3

Holiness and Wholeness

CG 584HOLINESS & WHOLENESS

0 to 3

or

TRS 584HOLINESS & WHOLENESS

3

Enlightened Self-Centering

CG 585ENLIGHTENED SELF-CENTERING

0 to 3

or

TRS 585ENLIGHTENED SELF-CENTERING

3

Encountering Each Other

CG 586ENCOUNTERING EACH OTHER

0 to 3

or

TRS 586ENCOUNTERING EACH OTHER

3