Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling

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About this program

A program that prepares individuals, including but not limited to, ordained clergy and other counseling professionals to respond to the emotional and/or spiritual needs of patients and families in health care emergencies and other situations, and to consult with and counsel other health care professionals. Includes instruction in advanced interpersonal communication; individual and small group counseling; interdisciplinary teamwork; crisis management; extended care relationships; self-analysis; medical ethics; pastoral care art; spiritual dimensions of human growth and health; counseling psychology and therapy; and applications to grief, death, emotional collapse, injury, individual/family adjustment, and chronic illness situations.

Career Opportunities

Clergy

conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
$56560
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Religious Activities Directors

coordinate or design programs and conduct outreach to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling, guidance, and leadership relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
$52660
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Marriage and Family Therapists

Eileen Kinney Lindgren from Just Mind Counseling
Kimberly Panganiban from
3 reviews
diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.
$56890
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Mental Health Counselors

Amanda Conroy from Amanda Conroy Counseling
Wendy Pitts from A public alternative education school in Maryland
Natalie Capano, MHC-LP from Cobb Psychotherapy
Ginelle Krummey, MA LCMHCA NCC from Growth Point Collaborative Counseling and Group Facilitation, PLLC
Courtney Kirkpatrick MS, NCC, LPC from Consilium Behavioral Health
10 reviews
counsel and advise individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on prevention. May help individuals deal with a broad range of mental health issues, such as those associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; or aging.
$51550
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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