The Guild for Spiritual Guidance

Long Beach, New York
  • Master of Pastoral Counseling (MPC) 
The Guild for Spiritual Guidance is an organization that equips seekers to discover their own authentic spirituality. Anchored in inclusive community, we explore the depth psychology of C.G. Jung, the evolutionary cosmology of Teilhard de Chardin, and the timeless wisdom of the mystics. This process serves the development of the emerging global consciousness crucial to the creation of a sustainable future.
The Guild for Spiritual Guidance is a contemplative organization providing a two-year certificate program designed to prepare its members for a ministry of spiritual guidance within the diverse contexts of contemporary life.  Completion of the two-year Apprenticeship Program through The Guild for Spiritual Guidance will fulfill six of the eight required Units of Study toward the MPC degree.  The MPC student’s remaining academic requirements in this program will be:
  1. Submission to the GTF of a 10-12 page reflection and response paper for the following work done at The Guild for Spiritual Guidance
    1. Each of the Two Retreat Weekends (2 papers)
    2. Teilhard (Six 4-Hour Sessions)
    3. Jung (Six 4-Hour Sessions)
    4. Mystics (Six 4-Hour Sessions)
    5. Groundwork Sessions (Eighteen 1 ½ hour Sessions)
  1. Completion of two online E-Tutorial courses from the GTF
  1. Completion of a praxis-based doctoral project OR completion of the Non-Project Option.  The praxis-based doctoral project can be based upon the Year Two Project requirement of The Guild for Spiritual Guidance but must include a written component.  
Two Required Courses
The Study Options button on the GTF website under the heading Academics lists the course offerings of the GTF and provides information about the various methods of earning Units of Study for your degree. 
  • Master of Pastoral Counseling (M.P.C.)   $12,600
Tuition reflects administrative degree program costs charged by the GTF.  Program costs charged by the PRIME institution are separate and additional, and must be paid directly to the PRIME institution. 
Please contact the Bursar of the Graduate Theological Foundation for information about tuition for this degree.
Please contact The Guild for Spiritual Guidance for information about program costs. 
Phone: 516-369-3916 
522 West Walnut Street
Long Beach, NY 11561-3020
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