The Center for Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Education (PCSI) is the division of Arizona Christian Counseling that offers continuing education in pastoral counseling for clergy, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, and mental health professionals.
Pastoral Care Specialist - August 30th, 2021
In times of crisis, the first place many turn to is their local church or faith community. Studies show that 25% of those seeking help for mental illness first turn to a clergyperson. This is higher than the percentage of people who first go to a psychiatrist or medical doctor.*
The Pastoral Care Specialist (PCS) Training Program is a 48-hour course providing the knowledge and skills pastoral caregivers in churches and faith communities need to help others effectively, ethically, and safely.
*Health Services Research (2003):ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360908