Continuing Education Credits

Certified Pastoral Soul-Centered Care Practitioner (PSCCP)

Requirements for Certification:
Must be 18 Years or Older
Currently a US Citizen
Include a personal Resume that includes current or past employment/volunteer history
4 Documented Personal References with emails and contact numbers
Copies of any Certificates or College Degrees
Titles, Dates, and Number of Hours for each related classes you taught

Application Review Fee: $20.00 (Non-Refundable)
Credential Study Tuition Cost: $400.00
Annual Recertification Fee (every two years): $100.00
Program STUDY Credits: 12 credit hours
Program PRACTICUM Hours: 12 hours
* Required Study Manual to Purchase: (TBA)
* FREE Required Evidence-Based Practices Study Tools: (TBA)

MODULE ONE: [Part I and II] = 2 hours: [.2 CEU Credits]
[PART I] Defining Terms: Foundations of Pastoral Counseling and Ethics
[Part II] Identity, Ministry, and Social-Action: A Multi-versal Vision

Additional Requirements
Written responses to ethical questions included in the Counseling Handbook.
Registration Application for LLU Specialty Care Counselor Certification “Grandfather” Program
Signed copy of the Specialty Care Counselor Handbook Code of Ethical Standards
Annual Best Practices Studies CEU Reporting Log

Note: The initial Application Review is used to determine if you are qualified to participate in the Grandfather Certification Program.

Certified Pastoral Soul-Centered Care Practitioner (PSCCP)

What Is a Certified Pastoral Soul-Centered Care Practitioner (PSCCP)?

The SOUL [Spiritual Practitioner] Practitioner offers mental and spiritual healing and assists individuals to accept inner-healing of their wounded consciousness, allowing the reflection of Bible Truth in the soulish realm while preparing a person for deliverance from the physical body demonic oppression or possession. They also provide social service needs, mental health, crisis prevention assessments, and support for individuals' personal, leadership, and/or family life struggles. The [P.S.C.C P..] who practices soul-centered faith-based techniques will be able to offer strategies that a person can use to develop a new relationship with him or herself and move forward into their new "spiritually" empowered life with confidence, courage, and hope. The Pastoral soul-centered care of the soul relies on an ever-changing faith-based process of psycho-spiritual growth.


Why Do We Need Pastoral Soul-Centered Care Counseling?

  • Pastoral counselors are in a unique position to help members of their flock through bereavement, terminal illness, and marriage relationship problems. A relationship is paramount with pastoral counselors, with an emphasis on the belief that all people of faith should desire to be connected as a faith family.

Course Description

This course provides a foundational orientation to pastoral counseling as a practice of ministry and as a faith-based psycho-spiritual bridge discipline connecting ministry/leadership, marriage, and family soul-care. The class will: (1) examine and critique the historical and cultural contexts that formed pastoral counseling; (2) explore contemporary, multicultural expressions and practices of pastoral counseling; and (3) develop a beginning set of theological and counseling resources to guide practice and anchor a practical bridge between ministry and marriage and family therapy. The course attends to pastoral counseling and counseling by marriage and family inner-healing and deliverance leadership.

Session Objectives

Will offer mental and spiritual healing and assist individuals to accept inner healing of their wounded consciousness, allowing the reflection of Bible Truth in the soulish realm while preparing a person for deliverance from the physical body demonic oppression or possession.

What You Will Learn

  • Be able to discuss and critique pastoral counseling’s history and practices in the light of multicultural and inter-religious realities, and a spiritual-soul-care consciousness approach to pastoral counseling.
  • Be able to describe pastoral counseling as a theological discipline bridging ministry and marriage and family therapy.
  • Develop a beginning understanding of ethics, empathy, therapeutic relationships, and pastoral presence and how to employ these in counseling practice.
  • Demonstrate beginning ability to use fundamental counseling skills of joining, assessing, treatment planning, and carrying out a special crisis session.
  • Demonstrate a beginning understanding of how diverse cultures, spirituality, religious faith, and resources of communities of faith can be integrated ethically and appropriately into counseling practice.
  • Be able to describe a beginning framework for soul-care pastoral care and ethical reflection on their work in counseling.

You should be able to...

  • Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory.
  • Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.
  • Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger and aggressive behavior.
  • Know techniques in controlling anger, aggression de-escalation, and particular reading anger warning signs, using coping thoughts, exercising relaxation techniques and blowing off steam.
  • Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.
  • Know tips in identifying the anger problem.
  • Express a feeling or position using I‐messages.
  • Understanding of how holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
  • Know skills and techniques in making a disagreement constructive, including effective negotiation and solution‐building.
  • Reflect on one’s hot buttons and personal anger dynamics.
  • Know alter, avoid and, accept ways of responding to an anger‐provoking situation.
  • Understand the energy curve and how it can help in responding to someone else’s anger.
  • Learn and practice de‐escalation techniques.
  • Implement Anger Management Prevention Program for Group Facilitation through Matrix Approach.
  • Gain an integrated view of anger management and how it can be best practiced through group activities.
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    Note: The initial application is used to determine if you are qualified to participate in the Grandfather Certification Program.



    EBP refers to using the best available evidence for decision-making and providing efficient and effective care. Evidence-based practice is a conscientious, problem-solving approach to clinical or faith-based practice that incorporates the best evidence from well-designed studies, patient/client values and preferences, and a Practitioner's expertise in making decisions about a patient's care. It is a method by which Practitioners across the healthcare and faith-based professions review and assess the most current, highest-quality research to inform their delivery of care. Although there is no precise standard for what constitutes evidence-based practice in specialty training, the approach consists of three main components and five basic steps.


    Best External Evidence

    Evaluate and implement the most current, clinically or faith-based soul-care centered relevant, and scientifically sound research.


    Individual Clinical or Faith-Based/Spiritual Expertise

    Draw on your personal experience of what has worked and not worked in your clinical or faith-based/spiritual practice.


    Client/Patient Values and Expectations

    Consider and value the preferences of your individual client/patients. Levels of evidence in both healthcare and/or faith-based/spiritual expertise research can be grouped into four categories according to how credible the information is. These four categories, ranging from the most credible to the least includes.

    • Randomized controlled trials
    • Evidence from cohort, case-control, or observational studies
    • Expert opinions that are supported by experience, studies, or reports.
    • Personal experience (clinical or faith-based/spiritual expertise

    LLU uses various parts of a series of Evidence-Based Practices Study Manuals or KITs created by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health, and Human Services.


    Benefits Of Offering Evidence-Based Studies

    Evidence-based practices have proven to lead to better service to patients/clients, equip specialty services providers, and institutional educational outcomes. Build more quality care teams and implement impactful study modules that are state-wide acceptable for most workplace required credentials, possible college prerequisite studies credits approval and clergy best practices.