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Clinical Pastoral Counseling

Clinical pastoral counseling emphasizes the religious facets involved with psychologically treating people in need. Academic programs in this field help students learn how to spiritually assist and offer pastoral care to people seeking guidance. Read on to learn more about this field and career options.

Inside Clinical Pastoral Counseling

This type of counseling focuses on the spiritual aspect of healing individuals and families who are experiencing a crisis, such as grief, death, injury or illness. The unique characteristic of clinical pastoral counseling compared to other forms of psychotherapy is the counselor's utilization of the pastor-and-parishioner relationship. Counseling can take place in a variety of settings, but much of the work happens in healthcare facilities, mental health facilities, correctional institutions, nursing homes and children's hospitals.

This field offers students a range of opportunities to provide counseling in a variety of settings to people experiencing different problems. The Study.com articles listed below offer more information regarding training and career choices.

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