Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Pastoral Counseling is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:

Pastoral Counseling Courses

PSY 86801 Therapeutic Boundaries

Credits : 3

This course addresses the legal and ethical dilemmas related to professional boundaries and dual relationships. Identification of boundary crossing and boundary violation in office practices and policies, personal disclosure, gift exchange and other potential boundary infringements, will be addressed. Dual relationships between therapist and client will focus on areas of sexual and non-sexual intimacy and other relationships where multiple roles may occur.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Analyze dual relationships in psychotherapy
  • Assess sexual and non-sexually exploitive relationships
  • Create treatment planning and record keeping practices in regard to boundary issues and dual relationships
  • Apply an understanding of culture and human diversity in regard to boundary crossing
  • Recognize when it is clinically advisable to cross boundaries
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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