The board, faculty, and staff of Covenant Seminary are pleased to announce that Paul Loosemore, LPC, will join the Seminary’s Counseling faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor of Counseling beginning July 1, 2020. Mr. Loosemore, a 2015 graduate of Covenant’s Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program, has served as a Visiting Instructor in Counseling at the Seminary for several years.
Originally from Hampshire, England, Loosemore is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and currently serves as a Counselor and Supervisor for the St. Louis Counseling Center, which he co-founded. He will continue to work as a counselor for that organization and Global Counseling Network while teaching at Covenant. Loosemore is an experienced clinician specializing in trauma, relationships, and sexual concerns, for which he founded StopSexualAddiction.com to be a helpful resource. Loosemore holds a BA from the University of Gloucestershire, an MAC from Covenant Seminary, and is pursuing a PhD in counselor education and supervision through Regent University.
Prof. Loosemore joins the Counseling faculty at an exciting time for the MAC program. The MAC provides a deep biblical and theological foundation with a practical clinical focus that enables graduates to serve in all kinds of counseling settings. Recent enhancements to the MAC curriculum further strengthened the program’s ability to prepare effective counselors for today’s world. These include an increased number of required hours in key areas and a broadening of graduates’ ability to pursue professional licensing in states other than Missouri. The changes are effective for the 2020–2021 academic year, pending final approval by the Seminary’s accreditors, which is in process.
Additionally, the new degree is aligned more closely with requirements put forth by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), with which the Seminary is currently pursuing accreditation.
Dr. Mark Dalbey, President of Covenant Seminary, commented, “We are excited that Paul is joining us at such an important time in the department’s history. The depth of his experience and his concern for those in need of healing and wholeness make him a valuable addition to our Counseling faculty. We look forward to seeing the Lord glorified through him and through the counselors he helps train for Christ’s church and Kingdom.”