Winebrenner Seminary to offer master’s program in counseling

Winebrenner Seminary will begin offering classes for a new Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling degree in January.
The 69-credit hour program can be completed in two years of full-time study or in four years part-time. The mission of the program is to train counselors to promote the optimal functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities. Course offerings will enable graduates to translate research-validated practices and integrate biblical truth into effective strategies. Graduates will benefit from personal and professional growth opportunities such as self-reflection, critical thinking and constructive feedback. Each student will be assigned to a faculty member who will support and assist the individual throughout the program to ensure successful completion.
Students will be required to complete academic courses for professional counselors as required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board to meet academic requirements for the professional counselor and professional clinical counselor licenses.
The director of the program is Kelli Jo Arndt, Ph.D., who comes to the seminary from the University of Dayton, where she taught students in the Masters of School Counseling and Community Mental Health program for the past seven years.
Arndt received a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a doctorate from the University of Toledo. She has been a clinical mental health therapist in Toledo, an elementary school counselor in Fremont and a fifth-grade teacher in Bowling Green. Her area of expertise is counseling children and adolescents.
More information about the program is available on Winebrenner Seminary’s website, www.winebrenner.edu, or by calling an admissions officer at 419-434-4200.

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