classes as part of the degree. The Master of Arts in Clinical Pastoral Counseling track
includes 30 quarter hour credits in Advanced Pastoral Counseling classes that are
completed at other times than during the cohort classes. This track also requires the
completion of a practicum and internship in a clinical setting. The Master of Arts in
Pastoral Counseling does not require any credits in the Advanced Pastoral Counseling
Classes and the practicum and internship may be completed in a non-clinical setting.
The Midwest Pastoral Counseling Program requires that an applicant to the
programs complete the first 370 questions of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality
Inventory -2 (MMPI-2) and the entire Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R).
These inventories are not administered to exclude any student but to serve as a source of
data for advisement during the interview process.
The three instruments used in this study are a portion of the Minnesota
Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) composed of the first 370 questions, the
Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R), and a self-report questionnaire. The
MMPI-2, published in 1989, is a revision of the MMPI that was published in 1943. It is a
“…broad-band test designed to assess a number of the major patterns of personality and
psychological disorders” (Butcher et al., 2001, p.1). The MMPI and MMPI-2 have been
used frequently in selecting employees for sensitive occupations and students for training
programs (Graham, 2006).