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Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Counseling Certificate Program

California University of Pennsylvania’s Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Counseling Certificate Program is the perfect complement to a master’s degree in counseling, social work, ministry, or related field in the helping professions. Anyone can apply to either program post-baccalaureate.

This program will provide competencies in four core areas of study:

  1. Self-awareness and knowledge of applied theory to practical contextual settings of spiritual, ethical and religious counseling;
  2. Ethics in spiritual and religious counseling;
  3. Grief and loss counseling and care, and/or contemporary spiritual, ethical and religious perspectives in counseling; and
  4. The integration and application of spiritual, ethical and religious counseling skills into the counseling and ministry process

Program Benefits:

  • Complete the certificate in just 9 credits.
  • This program prepares students and practitioners to better serve populations in a variety of counseling and ministry settings, including hospitals, private practice, community agencies, churches, rescue missions, shelters, or faith-based counseling centers.
  • This program is also well-suited for individuals serving unique populations, such as military, hospital or sports chaplains
  • Advanced program integrating spiritual perspectives with the practices of clinical counseling and pastoral care
  • In the same vein as the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), our philosophical approach stems from the belief that spiritual, ethical and religious values are essential to the overall development of the person and are committed to integrating these values into the counseling and ministerial process
  • Counselors learn how to facilitate awareness and positive change in individuals and social systems
  • Consistent with ACA Codes of Ethics and the ASERVIC Competencies, the purpose of our program is to assist professional counselors, pastoral counselors and other human service professionals to “recognize diversity and embrace a cross-cultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural contexts”
  • 100% asynchronous online delivery to meet the needs of busy students and professionals

* Note:  The program is meant to supplemental programs for those interested in continued learning and specialization with a focus on Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Counseling. Though they are housed within an accredited department, there is no current accreditation for this area of study. The certificate program will NOT certify you as a Professional Counselor or Pastoral Counselor. You may want to check your state’s licensure laws for more information as well as check the American Association of Pastoral Counselors certification requirements. However, the courses may be utilized for additional credits towards licensure or for continuing education credits to maintain licensure (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) credentials, or Act 48 credits.

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