Angela H. Flack, M.Div.
Assistant professor, director of education and ACPE supervisor
Russell H. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate professor, chair and ACPE supervisor
Admission requirements summary
Patient Counseling, Master of Science (M.S.)
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The Master of Science requires 44 credit hours of study according to one of the established curricula. A 30-credit accelerated M.S. as well as a dual degree track M.S./M.Div. with the School of Theology at Virginia Union University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond are available. Course substitutions require faculty approval.
Final granting of the Master of Science requires an oral review with the faculty demonstrating completion of outcomes for Level II Clinical Pastoral Education or Supervisory Clinical Pastoral Education as determined by the chosen track of study.
Student learning outcomes
- Demonstrate awareness of self with congruence in the care of patients, families and staff (ACPE 312.1).
- Demonstrate ability to provide care with sensitivity and respect in a diverse patient, family and staff environment (ACPE 312.2).
- Demonstrate the knowledge and provision of intensive and extensive pastoral/spiritual care to persons in crisis (ACPE Standard 312.3).
- Demonstrate incorporation of theological understanding and knowledge of the behavioral sciences in care of patients, families and staff (ACPE Standard 312.4).
- Demonstrate effective participation as a member of a comprehensive health care team (ACPE Standard 312.5).
- Demonstrate responsible care and professional boundaries (ACPE Standard 312.6).
- Demonstrate the utilization of individual and group supervision for personal and professional development as well as ongoing evaluation of clinical practice (ACPE Standard 312.7).
- Demonstrate awareness of professional standards in chaplaincy (ACPE Standard 312.8).
- Demonstrate ability to self supervise and critically reflect on one’s pastoral encounters (ACPE Standard 312.9).