The Joshua Generation Training and Empowerment Center (JGTEC) is a pastoral (spiritual ) care training and education that focuses on clinical pastoral training and education of Pastoral Counselors/Chaplains/Clergy/Lay Persons.
The Joshua Generation Training and Empowerment Center (JGTEC) mission is to provide transformational learning and training for persons to effectively serve in their religious settings. All clinical pastoral counselors have had intensive training and completed counseling training courses such as but not limited to:
- Units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
- Counseling Theories, Professional Ethics, HIPPA/ Confidentiality, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Certification through the APC (Association for Professional Chaplains) or CPSP (College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
- Clinical Supervision under the supervision of a licensed mental health profession and the proper professional liability insurance
- Affiliated with some religious or spiritual community or body that has endorsed them for ministry (ministerial license or ordination)
We offer affordable pastoral counseling services designed for you. We offer individual, couple and group therapy. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask questions, want us to check your insurance coverage or need emotional and spiritual support. Please allow us to schedule a free consultation today at your convenience. Call today 470-545-2297.
Reverend Bryan A. Jones, B.A., M. Div., LPC
Owner / Executive Director / Therapist of JGCCS/Director of JGTEC
Master of Divinity, M. Div., Theology
Bachelor of Arts, B.A., History and Political Science
Reverend Bryan A. Jones is a GA state-Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an ordained professional minister for over 16 years with the National Baptist Convention, USA and the United Church of Christ. Bryan is a board certified Clinical Chaplain, a Pastoral Counselor and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)Supervisor (College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy). Bryan has worked in the field of mental health for over 8 years with specialties in Grief/Bereavement, End of Life Issues and Depression.
Rev.Bryan’s chosen methods of therapy are Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Humanistic Therapy.
SPIRITUAL COUNSELING and CLINICAL TRAINING NOW OFFERRED AT
HILLSIDE INTERNATIONAL TRUTH CENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Joshua Generation, LLC is now in partnership with Hillside International Truth Center (Dr. Barbara L. King- Founding Minister and Spiritual Leader- www.hillsideinternational.org)
Our mission will be to provide affordable mental health and spiritual counseling services to Hillside and the southwest Atlanta community at large.
If you need spiritual or mental health counseling services, Hillside has now partnered with The Joshua Generation, LLC to provide these services with qualified and clinically trained spiritual and mental health professionals. One of our clinically trained spiritual and mental health counselors are here to support you in your spiritual journey.
For more information, please contact us!
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)Training
Reasons for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Training …………………
Do you have a desire to be clinically trained to further your ministry? Are you clinically trained to minister to all the physical and emotional trauma, pain and suffering that is happening in our community? The fact is many ministers are not equipped to deal with the spiritual and psychological needs of the people they are called to serve.
You have an opportunity to invest in your own professional and personal development through enrolling in a CPE training group. In this training group, you will develop the needed clinical skills for effective ministry. You will also have an opportunity to enhance your ministry skills for pastoral care and counseling.
The clinical units can also help move you to being a board -certified chaplain or trained as a spiritual care provider. Clinical Training Now Available through CPSP and offered at The Foundation for Therapeutic and Spiritual Empowerment Services, Inc. -Bryan A. Jones, M. Div., LPC- Training Supervisor.
The Clinical Pastoral Standards- The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy www.cpsp.org
- Program Standards for Clinical Pastoral Education/Training
Clinical pastoral education/training was conceived as a method of learning pastoral practice in a clinical setting under supervision. The concept developed by Anton T. Boisen uses the case study method in theological inquiry – a study of “living human documents.” For over ninety years, CPE/CPT has developed in concert with the disciplines of medicine, psychology, the behavioral sciences, as well as with theology.
Program standards for CPE/CPT include the following:
210.1 The curriculum will provide for no less than 400 hours of supervised learning for a unit of CPE/CPT comprising a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical group and individual training and a minimum of 300 hours of supervised clinical experience. At least 200 hours of supervised learning is required for a half unit of CPE/CPT.
210.2 The actual practice of ministry to an appropriate variety of persons.
201.3 Pastoral supervision by a CPSP Diplomate in Pastoral Supervision or by a supervisor-in-training who is under general supervision of a CPSP Diplomate in Pastoral Supervision (Training Supervisor, or Training Supervisor Candidate ¶ 550).
210.4 Detailed reporting and evaluation of the practice of ministry.
210.5 Participation of trainees in a peer group, ensuring that a peer group shall be composed of no fewer than three and no more than eight persons in training, to allow for a variety of creative, interpersonal relationships that facilitate growth and learning.
210.6 Didactic instruction to enable the trainee to understand the particular needs of persons receiving ministry and the variety of ways of helping those persons. Material is utilized from all sources and disciplines that assist the trainees’ integration of theological understanding and knowledge of behavior sciences with personal and pastoral functioning.
210.7 A curriculum that enables trainees to meet the objectives of CPE/CPT, utilizes the unique resources of the center, takes into account the trainees’ interests, gifts, learning and growth needs and areas of specialization, if applicable.
210.8 An individual learning contract that relates individual objectives to CPE/CPT program objectives (¶ 230).
210.9 A final written evaluation of the experience, both by the trainee and by the CPE/CPT supervisor.
THE STANDARDS OF THE COLLEGE OF PASTORAL SUPERVISION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
- Admission into CPE/CPT
An applicant’s suitability for admission to any CPSP program of CPE/CPT is a matter of judgment by the accredited program in accordance with its admission policies. Requirements for admission to CPE/CPT include but are not limited to:
- 1 A completed application. (On the this website: www.joshua-generation.net
- 2 An admission interview with a qualified interviewer for persons for an initial unit of
CPE/CPT to determine readiness for clinical learning.
220.3 A thorough review of the requirements (¶ 700ff. and ¶ 900 ff., below) for candidates who may aspire to certification by CPSP in clinical chaplaincy or pastoral counseling.]
220.4 Fulfillment of any prerequisites that might be required by a center for a particular program.
- Objectives of CPE/CPT
CPE/CPT is designed to provide theological and professional training utilizing the clinical method of learning in diverse contexts of ministry. There are professional benchmarks of expected outcomes from CPE/CPT, which formulate the competency objectives. They include:
230.1 To develop the ability to make use of the clinical process and the clinical method of learning. This includes the formulation of clinical data, the ability to receive and utilize feedback and consultation, and to make creative use of supervision.
230.2 To develop the self as a work in progress and to cultivate the understanding of the self as the principal tool in pastoral care and counseling. This includes the ability to reflect and interpret one’s own life story both psychologically and theologically.
230.3 To demonstrate the ability to establish a pastoral bond with persons and groups in various life situations and crisis circumstances.
230.4 To demonstrate basic care and counseling, including listening, empathy, reflection, analysis of problems, conflict resolution, theological reflection and the demonstration of a critical eye so as to examine and evaluate human behavior and religious symbols for their meaning and significance.
230.5 To demonstrate the ability to make a pastoral diagnosis with special reference to the nature and quality of religious values.
230.6 To demonstrate the ability to provide a critical analysis of one’s own religious tradition.
230.7 To demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of group behavior and the variety of group experiences, and to utilize the support, confrontation and clarification of the peer group for the integration of personal attributes and pastoral functioning.
230.8 To demonstrate the ability to communicate and engage in ministry with persons across cultural boundaries.
230.9 To demonstrate the ability to utilize individual supervision for personal and professional growth, and for developing the capacity to evaluate one’s ministry.
230.10 To demonstrate the ability to work as a pastoral member on an interdisciplinary team.
230.11 To demonstrate the ability to make effective use of the behavioral sciences in pastoral ministry.
230.12 To demonstrate increasing leadership ability and personal authority.
230.13 To demonstrate familiarity with the basic literature of the field: clinical, behavioral, and theological.