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 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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 information and information technology
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