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Open House for Potential Trainees and Residents

Dr. Christine Dietz

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM

The Training Program at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center seeks to develop mental health clinicians who are uniquely prepared to serve the needs of the greater Des Moines area and the state of Iowa through expanding and deepening the clinical skills and knowledge base provided in their graduate programs. The Center’s focus on healing of mind, body and spirit and its dedication to lifelong learning provide rich learning opportunities for trainees and clinical staff alike….LEARN MORE.


LGBTQAI+ Affirming Counseling Class for Clinicians and Clinical Students – Begins January 3

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This course is for clinicians and pastoral counselors who seek to more effectively assess the mental health treatment needs of and provide counseling to child, adolescent and adult clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, agender, intersex, and/or identify with other gender nonconforming and sexual minority identities (LGBTQAI+).

Counseling Urban Outreach Program

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Grace United Methodist Church in partnership with the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center offers free or low-cost mental health counseling to individuals and families who are in need of mental health counseling and do not have the resources to cover all the costs…LEARN MORE

Meet our new training students and more in the October newsletter:

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We are now happy and proud to be listed on GIVEdsm, a community-wide platform that highlights Central Iowa charities! We are proud to be included in such a caring and generous city. Click image to check out listing. Thank you!

Psychiatrist, Physician Assistant, or Nurse practitioner is open:

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View our 2018 Annual Report Summary

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Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

Every Third Tuesday of every month / 7 – 8:30 PM
No need to register. No cost.
A support group for survivors of suicide loss, no matter how long ago your loss occurred. This is offered at no cost with thanks to community support.

 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™ (MBSR™)

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Although stress is at the cause of many physical illnesses and psychological disorders, it is not often diagnosed or treated at the root level. There are very few resources that effectively treat stress as a condition. MBSR™ is an 8-week intensive course, backed by 38 years of research, proven to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Utilizing curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at UMASS Center for Mindfulness, this non-clinical (i.e. not group therapy) course is designed to teach mind-body awareness, recognize and put to use our inner psychological resources to respond to toxic stress, increase stress hardiness, focus, creativity, regulate emotions, and allow a greater sense of self-care and well-being.  Read more and register here…


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