Doctor of Ministry – Concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling


HOLISTIC CARE AND SUPPORT FOR THE MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND OUR LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITIES

The New Brunswick Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry concentration in Pastoral Care & Counseling degree program is the intersection where pastoral care and counseling, social action, urban ministry and public health meet.

The Seminary’s collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education accredited training center - offers students an advanced level of pastoral care and engagement on critical issues of public health and public policy that impact local and global congregations and communities.

D.Min. candidates who complete the program will be well equipped to care for their congregations (and train them in caring for each other) and to mobilize their congregations and volunteers in extending care to the community. Graduates of the program will be eligible for membership in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors with certification as a Pastoral Care Specialist.

Program Design
  • A three-year program totaling 48 credit hours
  • Study will include 6 one-week intensives, online and independent coursework, and a clinical integrative experience at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of experienced pastoral care, social sciences and health care instructors whose expertise lies within a variety of subjects within the discipline.
  : D.Min. Courses (partial list)
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Dynamics of Loss, Grief and Trauma
  • Addictions and Spirituality
  • Multicultural Counseling & Social Analysis
  • Integrated Clinical Seminar, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
  • Theological Anthropology
  • Assessment, Diagnosis and Clinical Theology
  • Counseling with Couples and Families


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