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Master of Arts (Pastoral Counselling)

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of Arts (Pastoral Counselling), students must successfully complete 128 points. To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling, students must successfully complete 64 points.
Students may choose to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling following the successful completion of 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Pastoral Counselling program is designed to extend the academic qualifications of people working in pastoral and clinical counselling or ministry settings, including clergy and laity.

Pastoral care and counselling skills are exercised in a variety of institutional settings within the overall framework of the churches in Australia at the corporate and congregational levels of denominations, universities, military, corrective services, police, ambulance, trade and industry, and like situations.

These courses are a response to community expectations for professionally trained pastoral counsellors in the church and community. They provide an opportunity for members of the clergy and laity to upgrade their counselling skills and qualifications.

Residential schools

In every session there will be a two- to four-day residential school for the subjects coded THL, with the exception of THL434 which has a five day residential school and THL435, which does not have a residential school. These are normally held in February, April/May, July or September.

Course structure

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF PASTORAL COUNSELLING

Part-time

Session 1

THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory & Professional Issues

Session 2

THL428 Advanced Pastoral Counselling
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition

Students may choose to exit with the award Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling after the completion of 4 subjects (32cps)

Session 3

THL433 Applied Pastoral Counselling Skills
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention

Session 4

THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology

MASTER OF ARTS (Pastoral Counselling)

Part-time

Session 1

THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory & Professional Issues

Session 2

THL428 Advanced Pastoral Counselling
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition

Students may choose to exit with the award Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling after the completion of 4 subjects (32)

Session 3

THL433 Applied Pastoral Counselling Skills
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention

Session 4

THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology

Students may choose to exit with the award Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling after the completion of 8 subjects (64)

and one of the following streams:

Clinical Stream

Session 5

THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16) (Commenced)
THL521 Pastoral Counselling and Spirituality

Session 6

THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16) (Completed)
THL522 Pastoral Counselling: Group Process

Session 7

THL523 Pastoral Counselling Professional Practice (16) (Commenced)
THL524 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Pastoral Counselling (16) (Commenced)

Session 8

THL523 Pastoral Counselling Professional Practice (16) (Completed)
THL524 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Pastoral Counselling (16) (Completed)

Research Stream

Session 5

THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16) (Commenced)
THL530 Approaches to Enquiry in Pastoral Counselling

Session 6

THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16) (Completed)
THL531 Pastoral Counselling Research Proposal

Session 7

THL625 Pastoral Counselling Dissertation (32) (Commenced)

Session 8

THL625 Pastoral Counselling Dissertation (32) (Completed)

Articulation

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling articulates with the Master of Arts (Pastoral Counselling)

Professional recognition

The School of Theology intends to apply for accreditation for the Master of Arts(Pastoral Counselling) through the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

The course has been written to meet the PACFA training standards for 2009. Graduates of the Master of Arts (Pastoral Counselling) at CSU will be eligible, on completion of further counselling hours, for admission as clinical members of the professional associations which are member associations of PACFA, and for registration with PACFA.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Canberra

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

By distance education
Master: 4 years
Graduate Diploma: 2 years

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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