THE TRAINING

The Fellows Program grew out of local pastors' expressed need for more in-depth counseling training to meet the pastoral care demands of the church. Interviews with pastors helped identify and shape the areas of focus and the mode of training.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Practical counseling skills training
  • Integration of theology and psychology in counseling
  • Key understanding of important mental health topics
  • Assessing boundaries in pastoral care and when to refer


THE PROGRAM

LEARNING SESSIONS

The Fellows cohort will meet in person monthly from September to May. The five-and-a-half-hour sessions will include seminars, discussion and skills practice with professional counselors.


REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS


Online preparation, such as reading, videos and bible studies, and a 1-page reflection paper after each session.
(16-20 hours a month)

COUNSELING PROJECT


Participants will be engaged in counseling throughout the program and will complete a case study and a self-counseling project. This part of the program will require each fellow to do deep personal and emotional processing.



THE DETAILS

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a pastor or lay leader in the church
  • Already engaged in some form of pastoral care
  • Must be able to meet in person for monthly sessions at our main office in Midtown Manhattan

*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some sessions of the program might have to be done remotely online, but the program learning is designed to be held in-person when possible.

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CAPACITY

Approximately 12 Fellows will be selected for each cohort.

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PROGRAM PRICING

$3,000 for the 9 monthly learning sessions, lunch included.

  • $300 non-refundable deposit to register
  • $2,700 due by September 4

Application deadline: July 31


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