Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

Concentration in Applied Pastoral Counseling

The Applied Pastoral Counseling concentration provides the fundamentals to obtain ministry-related positions in the helping industry. Additionally, this is a progressive step for those who are considering achieving their master’s in counseling or psychology to obtain licensure, but desire a more Christian concentration. This concentration also is progressive for those seeking a master’s in divinity or interested in chaplaincy. Potential employment opportunities may be found in lay counseling ministries and Christian service organizations.


Requirement Title Credits
APSY 105Introduction to Psychology3


Requirement Title Credits
APSY 425Crisis Counseling and Intervention3
APSY 450Family Systems3
APSY 455Conflict Management3
APSY 460Motivation3
APSY 470Positive Psychology3
Total Credits15

The Applied Pastoral Counseling concentration cannot be paired with the Business Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Criminal Behavior, Cultural Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Human Services, or Psychology in the Healthcare Profession concentrations.