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§ 90‑382. Definitions.

The following definitions apply in this Article:

(1)        Accredited educational institution. – A college, university,or theological seminary chartered by the State and accredited by theappropriate regional association of colleges and secondary schools or by theappropriate association of theological schools and seminaries.

(2)        Board. – The North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Fee‑BasedPracticing Pastoral Counselors.

(3)        Fee‑based pastoral counseling associate. – Anindividual, certified under this Article, who renders or offers professionalpastoral counseling services only under qualified supervision in accordancewith rules adopted by the Board.

(4)        Fee‑based pastoral counselor. – A minister whoreceives fees from the practice of pastoral counseling.

(5)        Fee‑based practice of pastoral counseling. – To renderor offer for a fee or other compensation professional pastoral counselingservices, whether to the general public or to organizations, either public orprivate; to individuals, singly or in groups; to couples, married or in otherrelationships; and to families.

(6)        Fee‑based professional pastoral counseling services. –The application of pastoral care and pastoral counseling principles andprocedures for a fee or other compensation with the purpose of understanding,anticipating, or influencing the behavior of individuals in order to assist intheir attainment of maximum personal growth; optimal work, marital, family,church, school, social, and interpersonal relationships; and healthy personaladaptation.  The application of pastoral care and pastoral psychotherapyprinciples and procedures includes sustaining, healing, shepherding, nurturing,guiding, and reconciling; interviewing, counseling, and using psychotherapy,diagnosing, preventing, and ameliorating difficulties in living; and resolvinginterpersonal and social conflict.  Teaching, writing, the giving of publicspeeches or lectures, and research concerned with pastoral care and counselingprinciples are not included in professional pastoral counseling services withinthe meaning of this Article.

(7)        Minister. – A person who has been called, elected, orotherwise authorized by a church, denomination, or faith group throughordination, consecration or equivalent means, to exercise within and on behalfof the denomination or faith group specific religious leadership and servicethat furthers its purpose and mission and that differs from the religiousservice of the laity of the denomination or faith group.

(8)        Pastoral counseling. – Used interchangeably with pastoralpsychotherapy to mean a process in which a pastoral counselor utilizes insightsand principles derived from the disciplines of theology and the behavioralsciences to help persons achieve wholeness and health.

(9)        Pastoral psychotherapy. – The use of pastoral care andpastoral counseling methods in a professional relationship to assist a personin modifying feelings, attitudes, and behavior that are intellectually,socially, emotionally, or spiritually maladjustive, ineffectual, or thatotherwise contribute to difficulties in living. (1991, c. 670.)