Christian Counseling

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COU-331 CHRISTIAN COUNSELING (3)
This course will be a survey with a Biblical basis for counseling, integration of psychology and
theology, counseling needs, methods of counseling, and theories of personality.


COU-408 THEORIES OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING (3)
Effective Biblical teaching concerning roles within the family, with direction being given on how
to council. Review of family therapy literature.


COU-410 PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING (3)
No couple should get married without pre-marital counseling. This course will give guidelines for
conducting a four to six session counseling program. You will learn ways to deal tactfully with
couples who don’t want counseling and with Christian and non-Christians who want to marry.
Topics discussed such as in-laws, finances, spiritual life, sex, and more.


COU-415 CHRISTIAN COUNSELING PRACTICES (3)
A survey of the history of counseling theories and methods within and outside the church will be a
foundational part of this class. A relatively detailed study of Biblical psychoanalytic, behavioral
and third force counseling theory will be undertaken.


COU-501-601 THE WORK OF A PASTORAL COUNSELOR (3)
Introduction to Pastoral counseling, prolegomenon to a History of Pastoral Counseling. Directions
in Pastoral Counseling. Spiritual and Personal Maturity. Christo-therapy: An approach to
facilitating Psycho-spiritual healing & growth. Counter-transference and burnout in Pastoral
counseling. The counseling relationship. Assessment in Pastoral Care.


COU-502-602 CHRISTIAN HISTORICAL SURVEY OF ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES (3)
Holistic review of human behavior. Theological, psychological and physiological description of
human behavior. Introducing, evaluating and integrating biblical principles into counseling


COU-503-603 LEARNING TO COUNSEL EFFECTIVELY (3)
The student will learn the procedures of direct Biblical counseling. The emphasis will be upon the
use of the Bible in the counseling situation.


COU-504-604 TESTING & MEASUREMENT: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE (3)
Personality and emotional profile. Testing and assessment. Vocational and interest inventory.
How, when, and where to use testing and value to the Christian counseling environment.


COU-505-605 THE THEOLOGY OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING (3)
A study of biblical teachings concerning method and modalities in modification of man’s
predicament and its solutions, with emphasis on how this teaching is related to Biblical counseling.


COU-614 HEALING THE SICK (3)
Establishing a solid word foundation for walking in divine health and ministering healing to the
sick. It includes practical instruction for operating in the Gift of Healing.


COU-615 COUNSELING SICK & TERMINALLY ILL (3)
Helps Christian counselors learn more about the process of health care today, understand patient
and family responses to illness, give appropriate counsel for special medical situations, and
encourage churches in establishing health care ministries. (Includes AIDS)


COU-616 CLINICAL WORKSHOP & SUPERVISED PRACTICUM (3)
Student interaction and involvement in counseling experience will be required of both MA and
Ph.D. Candidates who have chosen Biblical Counseling as their concentration. This course may be
repeated. (90 hours)


COU-506-606 THEORIES OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING (3)
Effective Biblical teaching concerning roles within the family, with direction being given on how
to council. Review of family therapy literature.


COU-507-607 HUMAN SEXUALITY: THE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE (3)
The role of sexuality in human growth and relationships. Biblical methods of dealing with sexual
problems and sexual communication. Evaluation of research, child rearing practice, life cycle
sexuality, and cross-cultural variations are explored.


COU-508 608 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND THE LAW (3)
This course emphasizes the increasing requirements for accountability and the legal demands
placed upon Christian Counselors. What are their privileges and responsibilities How to legally
establish a counseling ministry as a part of the church ministry.


COU-509-609 SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING (9)
Explores the variety of chemically dependent people; analyze patterns of addictive behavior, effects
on work, performance, responsibility, intimacy. Learn the most successful counseling skills to
assist in breaking addictive behavior.


COU-510-610 PERSONAL GROWTH & CAREER PLANNING (3)
Overview of current career programs. Analyses of essential theories in career & vocational
guidance, counseling of the handicapped, women, and elderly.


COU-511 CLINICAL WORKSHOP AND SUPERVISED PRACTICUM (12)
Student interaction and involvement in counseling experience


COU-516-617 SUPERVISED PRACTICUM IN DRUG ABUSE COUNSELING (6)
This course may be repeated. Student interaction and involvement in drug abuse counseling
experience will be required of both MA and Ph.D. Candidates who have chosen Biblical
Counseling as their concentration.


COU-514 HEALING THE SICK (3)
Establishing a solid word foundation for walking in divine health and ministering healing to the
sick. It includes practical instruction for operating in the Gift of Healing.


COU-515 CLINICAL WORKSHOP AND SUPERVISED PRACTICUM (3)
Student interaction and involvement in counseling experience will be required of both MA and
Ph.D. Candidates who have chosen Biblical Counseling as their concentration. This course may be
repeated. (45 hours)


COU-618 SUPERVISED PRACTICUM GENERAL COUNSELING (6)
This course may be repeated. (90 hours) Student interaction and involvement in general counseling
experience will be required of both MA and Ph.D. Candidates who have chosen Biblical
Counseling as their major.


COU-604 TESTING & MEASUREMENT/CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE (3)
Personality and emotional profile. Testing and assessment. Vocational and interest inventory.
How, when, and where to use testing; and it’s value to the Christian counseling environment.


COU-610 PERSONAL GROWTH /CAREER PLANNING (3)
Overview of current career programs. Analysis of key theories in career and vocational guidance
counseling of the handicapped, women, and elderly.


COU-611 CLINICAL WORKSHOP/SUPERVISED .PRACTICUM (12)
(180 hours required, this course may be repeated) Student interaction and involvement in
counseling experience will be required of both MA and Ph.D. Candidates who have chosen
Biblical Counseling as their concentration. This course may be repeated.


COU-612 GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (3)
A practical, powerful study that will release the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit into operation in the
life of the student. It is designed to move Spirit-filled believers into the middle of the supernatural
power of God.


COU-613 COUNSELING AND SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY (3)
Biblical principles and the Holy Spirit’s power. Demonic influence and control will be examined.
The way spiritual authority can be obtained and used. May be repeated. (45 hours)