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Antiochian House of Studies Announces Certificate Program for Pastoral Marriage and Family Counseling

  • For men and women serving in parish ministry with at least three years of experience as clergy, chaplains, Christian Education Staff  who have completed a M.Div. or diploma though the St. Stephen’s or like program.
  • For Orthodox and non-Orthodox Clergy and staff who desire to be more competent in counseling individuals, couples and families.
  • Program will take 2 years and the first session is projected to begin in August of 2010 Classes will meet for two weeks in August, (September) and May at the Antiochian Village in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Class size limited to 15 students.

Year one - Fall Session
The Foundations of Marriage and Family Ministry
Christian Anthropology and Human Development in the Family Life Cycle

Spring Session
Pastoral Care and Professional Ethics
Pastoral Counseling: Skills and Models

Year two - Fall Session
Pastoral Marital Counseling: Skills and Models
Pastoral Family Counseling

Spring Session
Marriage and Family Counseling Practicum

The purpose of this program is to educate parish clergy and others in the process of pastoral counseling. It is not for the purpose of state licensure and course work may not be transferable to masters programs at colleges or universities.

Estimated costs:

Course work: $2,400 ($300 per course)
Books:  $800

Room and Board at the Antiochian Village per semester
August 30-September 3, 2010
May 10-21, 2011
$1,417 Single Occupancy
$985 Double Occupancy
$865 Triple Occupancy

For application and further information contact:

Amy Stiffler, Antiochian Village at 724.238.3677
PO Box 638 
Ligonier, PA 15658

Fr. John Abdalah C. 724.518.5788

Or Ron Moslener at 724.494.7215