February 18, 2016


MTSO symposium marks 30 years of counseling ministries education

Methodist Theological School in Ohio is marking three decades of educating professional counselors and clinicians with a March 16 celebration and symposium around the theme “Integrating Clinical Wisdom and Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy.” The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. It includes lunch and is offered at no cost. Continuing education credits are available for a $35 fee. Advance registration is required and available at www.mtso.edu/macm30.

MTSO offers Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries degrees in three tracks: pastoral care and counseling; addiction counseling; and pastoral and professional counseling, which leads to eligibility to take the Professional Counselor Licensing Board examination. The MACM degree was preceded at MTSO by the Master of Arts in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Ministries.

Featured speakers at the March 16 event are former MACM Director Vergel Lattimore, who now serves as president of Hood Theological Seminary, and Jill Snodgrass, assistant professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University Maryland and co-editor of the recently published, highly acclaimed book “Understanding Pastoral Counseling.”

Workshops will be led by three members of the MTSO MACM faculty: Director Fulgence Nyengele, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Denise Lewis, and fully affiliated faculty member Brad Price.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of lasting significance in service to the church and the world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree. 


Danny Russell, director of communications
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322