Qualifications for Enrollment
Professionals, prepared for unique paths of service with diverse populations.
Our Interspiritual Counseling Program is open to all ordained clergy, healthcare and wellness professionals, life coaches, psychotherapists, expressive arts therapists, and those offering human growth services in diverse settings such as corporations, community-based organizations, schools, and non-profit institutions. Appropriate candidates may also be transitioning from other fields and feel a calling to become a spiritual counselor.
One Spirit Learning Alliance is committed to diversity and welcomes all qualified adults, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Acceptance into the program is based heavily on the applicant’s character and emotional and spiritual maturity. Students must be able to communicate, read, and write at a post-secondary educational level.
Please apply early and allow 2 - 4 weeks to complete the Admissions Process
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the year, though applications received after August 15th incur a late application fee (see Tuition, Fees & Expenses for more details). Once your application is complete and has been reviewed, an interview will be scheduled within three weeks. Once accepted into the program, students must return all necessary paperwork within two weeks to complete their matriculation.
Ideal Candidates demonstrate the following qualities
- A serious commitment to their spiritual life
- A desire to be of service to the world
- The recognition that there are many valid paths
- A commitment to self-awareness and self-responsibility
- A determination to grow and self-direct
- A desire to deepen their understanding and experience of the Infinite
- An interest in bringing spirit into all their relationships
As the only program to offer spiritual counseling in the Interspiritual model, we require candidates who have not graduated from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary (or a comparable interfaith seminary program) to complete the first year of the seminary program. During your interview, it will be discussed whether you will be required to take the first year of the Interfaith Seminary program before or after ISC.
We encourage anyone who is interested in the Interspiritual Counseling training program to call the Admissions office at 212-931-6840 ext. 51 and speak with an Admissions Counselor for a brief conversation that might help evaluate your fit for the program.