Course Description

Mental Health Ministry Matters--Learn the Latest to Support Your Practice

Advanced Topics in Behavioral Health for Chaplains covers topics in spiritual health care for behavioral health including the nexus of spirituality and wellness, consulting with mental health providers and telehealth practicum.

This is a 10-week course with synchronous meetings (via Zoom) and asynchronous assignments.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the link between Catholic spirituality and wellness
  • Learn effective consultation strategies for working with behavioral health providers
  • Learn how telehealth technology can be used by chaplains
  • Demonstrate practical skills using telehealth technology

Course Details

Number of Units:  4.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for chaplains working in behavioral health settings.

Course Materials: Text, God, Faith, and Health: Exploring the Spirituality-Healing Connection by Jeff Levin, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore

Refund Policy: To receive a refund, students need to drop the course at pce.sandiego.edu through their student account portal before midnight (11:59PT) on the third day of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% of the course tuition. No refunds will be issued after this deadline.

Enrollment Open Through: The first day of class or until maximum enrollment has been met. If maximum enrollment has been met then please add yourself to the Waitlist.

Technical Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Due to regulations from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of San Diego is unable to enroll students in its online programs who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. This restriction does not apply to applicants interested in a campus-based program.


A) Participants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a college, university, or theological school accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a graduate-level theological degree from a college, university or theological school accredited by a member of the CHEA. Equivalencies for the undergraduate and/or graduate level theological degree will be granted by the individual professional organizations according to their own established guidelines.
B) are currently serving in an official capacity as a Chaplain in health care, educational, military or human services settings.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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