Loyola University Maryland

Department of Pastoral Counseling


Mission and Jesuit Tradition

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Ignatius statueIn alignment with the mission of Loyola University Maryland, the overall purpose of the department of pastoral counseling is to educate our students in counseling and care giving techniques which integrate pastoral, spiritual, and scientific dimensions. We will create a collaborative culture that encourages students to flourish in a rapidly changing and diverse global society and that helps them to develop deeply and broadly into competent caregivers and counselors. As members of the pastoral counseling department, we seek to be a reflective presence to our students, embodying the Jesuit values of discernment, social justice, and cura personalis. We will implement this mission through inspired teaching, service to others, and rigorous scholarship which address contemporary clinical, research, and pastoral concerns. We aspire to be leaders with a global outreach in the pastoral counseling and psychological professions.
Making Meaning: A peek into the lives of current pastoral counseling students