DMIN PASTORAL COUNSELLING

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by pjm, Oct 7, 2001.

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  1. pjm

    pjm New Member

    CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A DISTANCE OR LOW RESIDENCY DMIN COUNSELLING PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS BA DIRECT ENTRY AND IS IN THE CATHOLIC OR EPISCOPALIAN TRADITION. THE PROGRAM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RA BUT WORTHWHILE.
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    That is a rather tall order. A D.Min is considered a professional degree. In general they reqire an M.Div. There are some that will allow entry with a Masters and allow you to do more credits. Two examples are Luther Rice Seminary & American Christian College and Seminary (not Catholic or Anglican). ACCS has a new D.Min. in Christian Counseling that can be entered with a Masters degree. The program is a 60 credit D.Min. I have not heard of a legit one that will allow entry with a B.A. I understand that at one time NWGS did but I believe they now require at least an Masters + extra to bring you up to M.Div level.

    So I do not know of any. D.Min.'s are often very affordable and I would suggest you complete a Masters degree & then try a D.Min. program. Many affordable Masters could be suggested including research M.A.'s from GB, SA, or AU which could be possibly tailored to your area of interest and at reasonable cost. A couple of people here have done fairly extensive research at the M.A. level (CL Seibel & Michael). Also if you are ex military with benefits Liberty U has an almost completely DL M.A.R that can be focussed in Christian Counseling or Christian Leadership or strictly religion courses. It is very affordable (although not RC or Anglican).

    Good luck!

    North

     
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    You might want to check out "Walston's Guide" (availble through Amazon), which lists many D.Min. programs. The author is a bit too enthusiastic about unaccredited schools (especially considering he owns an unaccredited school) for my taste, but none of the schools he lists are likely to land you on Good Morning America.


    Bruce
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    PJM,

    As the holder of a fully accredited (RA & ATS) D.Min., I am not aware of any legitimate programs which allow admission with only the BA. The normal admission requirement for the program is the M.Div. (or its equivalent), which is one reason the D.Min. is only 36 hours, being based on a 90-96 hour M.Div.

    You state in your bio that you are a psychologist. Are you able to function as a psychologist with only the BA? I would encourage you to choose only accredited programs (RA, GAAP, ATS, TRACS, etc.) especially with the legal maze which seems to be in constant transition. Practicing psychology with an unaccredited degree is certainly different than serving on staff at a local church.

    Besides "Walston's Guide," which has already been mentioned, you may wish to look at the site www.bakersguide.com and also the website for TRACS (under accredited schools).

    Russell
     

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