Training Program offering Counselor Education


Pastoral Counselor Education

One way of finding pastoral counseling training programs is to speak with an AAPC member. Locate an AAPC member near you using the information provided on this website under the section on Pastoral Counseling. The elected officers of the Region may be able to assist persons who want to be a part of AAPC. See the section of the website that lists the Regional Officers and Committee Chairpersons.

Pastoral Counseling Supervision

Clinical supervision is required in order to obtain AAPC certification.  Diplomates are certified to supervise persons working towards becoming Certified Pastoral Counselors and Fellows. They also supervise the supervisory work of Fellows who are working towards becoming Diplomates. See the AAPC membership manual for specific supervision requirements. Here is a list of AAPC-NW Diplomates and Fellows who are available to provide supervision.

Diplomates:  Douglas Anderson (Federal Way, WA), Jules Augur (Portland, OR), Tim Bartlett (Steilacoom, WA), Keith Hackett (Vancouver, WA), Rod Landes (Portland, OR), Eugene Kidder (Seattle, WA), Clinton McNair (Seattle, WA), Jerry Smith (Tacoma, WA), Jim Stumbo (Medford, OR)

Fellows: Mark Lobitz (Canmore, AB), Marcia Matthaei (Tacoma, WA), Jon Nestor (Newport, OR), Joanna Robinson (Tacoma, WA), Paul Shoup (Camano Island, WA), Jeff Taylor (Tillamook, OR ), James Tille (Lakewood, WA)

Degree Programs

There are several institutions within the Region that offer degrees in Pastoral Counseling.

Master’s Programs

St. Stephen's College
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
MPS (Master of Psychotherapy & Spirituality)
MPS with Pastoral Counseling Specialization
MPS with Art Therapy Specialization
Certificate in Spiritually Informed Post Graduate Art Therapy

Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
M.A. in Pastoral Counseling

University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.
M.Ed. in Pastoral Counseling

Doctoral Programs

St. Stephen's College
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling


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