PCE Units

Units of Pastoral Counselling Education (PCE) prepare student-interns to be psycho-spiritual therapists in a variety of faith-based and secular settings, including parish ministry, counselling agencies, social service agencies, hospices, elder-care facilities and private practice. Essentially, psycho-spiritual therapy or what is sometimes referred to as pastoral psychotherapy, is a faith-based approach to professional counselling which incorporates a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, in conjunction with pastoral and spiritual care. It is a form of holistic psychotherapy which addresses a need for a sensitive and skilled relational approach, which is also highly respectful of the religious faith traditions and practices of clients.

Psycho-spiritual therapists undertake an intensive journey of training in the healing art, specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy, with a capacity to understand and relate theologically to clients who wish to integrate faith and spirituality into their treatment goals.

Carley Rawes Clinic

No unit offered in the fall of 2018 – Contact Tracey re future units
Affiliated with Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Orangeville, ON
Extended unit
Tracey Hand-Breckenridge, Provisional Supervisor Educator
tracey@cedarcreekcounselling.ca | 519-940-4357
Kristine Lund, Certified Supervisor Educator

Community Counselling Centre of London

Contact Alida van Dijk at info@communitycounsellinglondon.com for an application package.

McMaster Divinity College

September 12, 2018 to April 17, 2019
Hamilton, ON
Course based unit
Kelvin Mutter, Certified Supervisor-Educator

Prima Centre for Mental Health & Wellness

September 2018 to April 2019
Toronto, ON
Extended unit, PCE and CPE
Nazila Isgandarova, Provisional Supervisor-Educator
Tom O’Connor, Certified Supervisor-Educator

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St. Joseph’s Healthcare  Hamilton

Hamilton, ON
Kelly Collins, Roy Dahl, Certified CPE Supervisor-Educators


Extended PCE unit
September 7, 2018 to April 26, 2019
Sharon Konyen, Provisional Supervisor-Educator
Kristine Lund, Certified Supervisor-Educator

Toronto Psycho-Spiritual Therapy Training Centre

Cindy Elkerton, Certified Supervisor-Educator
Desmond Buhagar, Certified Supervisor-Educator
tpttc.toronto@gmail.com | 289-628-1609
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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

September 10, 2018 to April 15, 2019
Mannheim, ON
Extended unit – UNIT FULL
Gord Alton, Provisional Supervisor-Educator
Tom O’Connor, Certified Supervisor-Educator
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