Academic Programs - One Vision, Two Pathways
It is now more than a decade since Neve Yerushalayim inaugurated two special training programs with a unique vision. Housed within the distinctive learning environment of the Neve Yerushalayim campus in Jerusalem, these programs were established to prepare religious mental health professionals to serve the religious community in Israel.
Since that time, scores of qualified practitioners have graduated from the programs, and are now putting their skills to work in diverse settings as competent and caring counselors, administrators, educators, and consultants.
There are two pathways for professional counselor preparation at the Center for Foreign Studies on the Neve campus. In addition, a program of post-graduate training is available to supplement these experiences. All of the counselor education opportunities at the Center for Foreign Studies are open to both women and men, with a full schedule of separate courses meeting in the mornings (for women) and afternoons/evenings (for men).
The Masters Program
Through the School of Community Service of the University of North Texas, qualified students with a recognized undergraduate degree may earn a Master's of Science in Sociology, offered through the Center for Foreign Studies located on the campus of Neve Yerushalayim. Authorized by the Israel Council for Higher Education, the program emphasizes family studies and clinical practice, informed by theories and skills drawn from the discipline of clinical sociology. For more information, click here.
The Certificate Program
The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim offers a non-degree program of studies, leading to a Certificate in Mental Health and Family Studies. This graduate level program is open to students who do not have an undergraduate degree and who seek to develop basic competencies in professional counseling for work with the Dati-Charedi community. For more information, click here.
The Family Institute - Advanced Post-Graduate Training
Graduates of the masters and certificate programs are eligible to apply for post-graduate supervised training in counseling and family therapy through The Family Institute at Neve Yerushalayim. Intensive clinical experience, supervised by senior professional staff, advances counseling proficiency and creates opportunities for further professional development and collegial networking. The Family Institute also offers ongoing seminars, workshops, and mini-courses to support continuing professional education for the entire practitioner community.