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
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)
There are several institutions within the Region that offer degrees in Pastoral Counseling.
St. Stephen's College
MPS (Master of Psychotherapy & Spirituality)
MPS with Pastoral Counseling Specialization
MPS with Art Therapy Specialization
Certificate in Spiritually Informed Post Graduate Art Therapy
University School of Theology and Ministry
M.A. in Pastoral Counseling
of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.
M.Ed. in Pastoral Counseling
D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling