MAPSC for Military Chaplains
The MAPSC is a professional degree that gives chaplains the opportunity to concentrate their theological education on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in pastoral care courses as well as courses in psychology, counseling, social work (through The University of Denver), and comparative religions. See video.
Iliff’s strong collaborative relationships with a variety of clinical settings helps military chaplains find an appropriate clinical pastoral education (CPE) setting, including settings for the study of PTSD. Chaplains can also complete a summative project focused on the experience of PTSD in the military, supervised by our pastoral care faculty.
The MAPSC degree can be completed in 40 quarter credits if chaplains have previously earned a MDIV degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution prior to Iliff enrollment. Specific requirements may be negotiated based on prior educational experience. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is necessary for admission. A two year MAPSC is also available for caregivers without an MDIV, who wish to gain expertise in working with trauma and spiritual care.
The military chaplaincy program begins in August and is usually completed with a summer unit of clinical pastoral education the following year.
- Impact of war on pastoral care of families
- PTSD: Pastoral, psychological, and theological responses
- Substance abuse/dependence: Psychological & theological perspectives
- Physical and sexual violence: Pastoral responses
- Pastoral care in death and dying, grief and loss
- Multicultural pastoral care and counseling
- Self care and healthy boundaries
- Trauma and crisis intervention
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