Open House for Potential Trainees and Residents

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.

Join us in the large conference room at the Center for an open house for the 2020-2021 academic year.  We will offer brief presentations about the training program and a tour of the facility. Light snacks and refreshments will be offered.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Large Conference Room / The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center / 8553 Urbandale Ave / Urbandale, IA


Hosted By:

Christine A. Dietz, Ph.D., L.I.S.W.

Christine Dietz is a licensed independent social worker, spiritual director and Reiki Master. She is the Center’s Director of Clinical Training. She received her M.S.W. from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a graduate of the Lev Shomea Training Program for Spiritual Direction in the Jewish Tradition. Christine’s focus in counseling is on helping people reconnect to their innate wholeness and renew their sense of hope and possibility. She works with people experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, life transitions, chronic illness, grief and loss, and relationship issues. She also offers individual and group spiritual direction to people from all faith traditions. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Spiritual Directors International.

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