Seminary of the Southwest values the importance of spirituality across all of its programs. Spiritual integration is particularly essential in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MHC) program because it allows students to be proficient in the provision of holistic support to clients. The seminary has had a vision of spiritual integration that has been in progress for some time.
Focus on spiritual integration in counseling allows for deepened development of the pedagogy and training offered by our faculty throughout our curriculum and within workshops presented locally and nationally. We have 3 core classes that our counseling students take that specifically focus on spirituality. We also have a program for Spiritual Integration in Counseling Scholars (SIC Scholars).
The vision of the SIC Scholars Program is to serve the community by training spiritually equipped counselors.
The mission of this SIC Scholars Program is to: 1) provide education across the theological and psychological fields and 2) to prepare students to provide spiritually competent counseling services to diverse client populations in Austin and throughout Texas.