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Evaluation and Assessment for Counselors - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAYS FROM 8AM to NOON: 6/9; 6/16; 7/7; 7/14; 7/28; and 8/4. Co-requisite: Participation in 1PSY656, Clinical Internship or consent of the instructor. This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assessment of intrapersonal, interpersonal and familial characteristics and functioning. Test content, validity, reliability, purpose, limitations, ethics, and administration are compared and evaluated. Stress is placed on the interpretation of test results to the client population. The clinical phase of the course introduces students to specific instruments used to assess common clinical diagnostic concerns. The assessment measures taught in this course include tests commonly used by licensed master's level practitioners as well as instruments limited to the discipline of psychology, but likely to be encountered in clinical practice. Students experience of applying the tests in mock assessments and report writing.

01PSY547A/01
Terry L. Hight
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:55 AM
June 5 - August 11

Professional, Ethical, and Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE CONSULT THE CLASS SYLLABUS FOR THE DAYS/TIMES CLASS WILL MEET. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAMFT/CO program or consent of the instructor. This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

01PSY551/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 9:15 AM - 11:55 AM
June 5 - August 11

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

Summer version of 01PSY656 clinical internship

01PSY6562/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 5 - August 11

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.

01NT502/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
June 19 - July 14

Hebrew I - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

01OT502/01
Jonathan Kiel
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
June 19 - July 14

Neuro Inf. Therapies - 4.00 Hours

This course develops a biblical framework for and examines specific biblical teaching relevant to the use of neuroscience in counseling, introduces students to elements of brain functioning and psychopharmacology of particular relevance to psychotherapy and develops students’ knowledge of and skills in implementing neuroscience-informed individual and relational therapies in clinical practice. Students prepare a major integrative paper summarizing their present understanding of the course components and implement the therapies in their clinical practice. This course spans the summer and fall terms as 1PSY574A and 1PSY574B. Students not enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling program may consult with the professor to take portions of 574A as a directed study. Co-requisite: Enrollment in 1PSY656, Clinical Internship or consent of the instructor.

01PSY574A/01
Dr. James Hurley
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
June 26 - June 30

Paul and Personal Relationships - 1.00 Hours

This course will examine the ongoing transformational processes involved in sanctification and in the management of personal relationships in Christian life and neuroscience correlates to them, with a focus on the letter to the Ephesians and contemporary neuroscience. Other biblical texts will also be considered. Issues such as God's providential and immediate work in believers and unbelievers, the role of individual believer's thoughts, experiences, emotions and actions, and the role of larger relationship systems such as marriages, families and the church will be considered.

01NT613/01
Dr. James Hurley
Mon to Thu 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
July 10 - July 13

Psychology in Relation to Theology III - 1.00 Hours

The third in a set of three integrative courses: 01PSY622, 01PSY624, 01PSY626. In their last semester of the program, students employ skills learned throughout their training to prepare an integrative research paper examining psychological and theological approaches to a major substantive issue raised by one of their clinical cases. Based on their research, students develop, implement and evaluate a treatment program for their clients. The results are presented to peers in a seminar format employing audio-video resources and clinical video tape.

01PSY626/01
Dr. James Hurley
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
July 14 - July 14

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

This course is a continuation of 01OT502.

01OT504/01
Jonathan Kiel
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
July 17 - August 11

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course is a continuation of Greek I, focusing on the study of grammar, building vocabulary, and developing techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

01NT504/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
July 17 - August 11




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Pastoral Leadership - 3.00 Hours

Many pastors and leaders today, given the expectations and pressures of ministry, they become victims of ministerial activism and professionalism. It is necessary that there be a return to biblical and theological principles of pastoral leadership. Thus, this course aims to nurture biblical expectations for the Christian leader.

SP01DM302/01
Guy Richardson
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 31 - August 4

Preaching in a Post Modern World - 3.00 Hours

SP01DM808/01
Emilio (Neto) Garofalo
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 19 - June 23

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS/TIMES: 9/1-2; 10/6-7; and 12/1-2. FRIDAY CLASSES WILL MEET FROM 9AM-5PM and SATURDAY CLASSES WILL MEET FROM 9AM-3PM. This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian church.

01HT502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 28 - December 8

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today's challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

01MS518/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Greek Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

Through the study of selected passages the students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

01NT506/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Greek Exegesis - 3.00 Hours

Through the study of selected passages the students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

01NT506/02
Dr. Guy Waters
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Synoptics & Acts - 3.00 Hours

This course emphasizes the distinctive portraits of Christ in Matthew, Mark, and Luke and the continuation of Christ's ministry in Acts. Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teachings, and pastoral purpose.

01NT510/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28 - December 8

Johannine Literature - 2.00 Hours

An overview of the Gospel and Epistles of John that emphasizes the leading themes and overall message of these books.

01NT514/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Exegesis in the NT-I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament, such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek I, Greek II, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT526/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course investigates the covenantal nature of the Christian Bible from a biblical-theological perspective. The study of biblical theology includes: (1) the history, definition, task, method, and goal of biblical theology; (2) the attempt to identify the "center" of biblical theology as a way of understanding the relationship of the various parts to the whole; and (3) selected themes in biblical theology as those threads that make up the fabric of the biblical canon.

01OT500/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Exegesis in the OT I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT501/01
Michael McKelvey
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

01OT506/01
Michael McKelvey
TuesThurs 8:30 AM - 9:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Joshua-Kings - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings -- also called the Former Prophets. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT510/01
Michael McKelvey
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Psalms-Chronicles - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Songs of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles -- also called the Writings. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this class.

01OT512/01
Michael McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Foundational Skills of Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course provides a general framework for understanding and practicing helping relationships in a multicultural society and focuses on training in basic counseling and interviewing skills. Course material is considered from a foundation of biblical teaching and a biblical world view. Lecture, demonstration and behavioral rehearsal of various counseling skills, e.g., active listening and behavior change program development, assist students to develop knowledge of and facility in fundamental behaviors needed to conduct therapy. Students also study the interrelationship of therapist characteristics and client behaviors in the systemically interactive counseling process.

01PSY509/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

This course will provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels. An overview of some of the major themes and theories within the general field of developmental psychology will be covered. Some of the major theorists will include Erkison, Freud, Levinson, Gilligan, Piaget, Bandura, Super, Gould, Kubler-Ross, Neugarten, etc. Prominent past research as well as current research will be sampled. Additionally, this course is designed to view human development within individual, couple, family, and societal contexts. Issues interacting between the individual and the systems surrounding them across the family life cycle will be emphasized and discussed.

01PSY511/01
Michael Hillerman
Monday 9:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 2:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Admission to the MAMFTC program or consent of the instructor is required prior to enrolling in this class. An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV-TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

01PSY519/01
Eric Patrick Welsh
Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 28 - December 8

Evaluation & Assessment for Counselors - 0.00 Hours

A continuation of 01PSY547. Co-requisite: Participation in 1PSY656, Clinical Internship or consent of the instructor. This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assessment of intrapersonal, interpersonal and familial characteristics and functioning. Test content, validity, reliability, purpose, limitations, ethics, and administration are compared and evaluated. Stress is placed on the interpretation of test results to the client population. The clinical phase of the course introduces students to specific instruments used to assess common clinical diagnostic concerns. The assessment measures taught in this course include tests commonly used by licensed master's level practitioners as well as instruments limited to the discipline of psychology, but likely to be encountered in clinical practice. Students experience of applying the tests in mock assessments and report writing.

01PSY547B/01
Eric Patrick Welsh
Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
August 28 - December 8

Counseling Theories & Interventions - 3.00 Hours

This course focuses on counseling theories that provide students with models to conceptualize client presentation and that help students select appropriate counseling interventions. Students will be exposed to models of counseling that are consistent with current professional research and practice in the fields of both Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Historical components of these theories also will be examined as well as their continuing impact on the delivery of clinical, wellness and preventive mental health services. Throughout the course, students study the relationship of theories and interventions to a biblical worldview. Admission to the MAMFTC program or consent of the instructor is required prior to enrolling in this class. First of two courses. Must be followed by 01PSY560B for full credit.

01PSY560A/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Family Systems in Cultural Perspective - 2.00 Hours

Students are introduced to the field of marriage and family therapy. The development of systems theory and its application to family psychology is examined. Students learn to apply general systems theory to family development and process. Transmission of transgenerational family characteristics and the impact of cultural distinctives receive particular attention. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

01PSY564/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Sexuality and Sex Therapy - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL MEET ON SELECTED FRIDAYS FROM 8AM-5PM. CONSULT THE COURSE SYLLABUS FOR SPECIFIC DATES. Prerequisite: Admission to the MAMFTC program and/or consent of the instructor. An analysis of human sexuality, attitudes toward sex, and sexual behavior in the light of contemporary and biblical norms, followed by a study of contemporary approaches to sex therapy, with particular attention to the relation of systematic and behavioral aspects of sexuality.

01PSY573/01
Michael Sytsma Ph.D.
Doug Rosenau
Dr. James Hurley
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 28 - December 8

Neuro. Inf.Therapies - 0.00 Hours

This course develops a biblical framework for and examines specific biblical teaching relevant to the use of neuroscience in counseling, introduces students to elements of brain functioning and psychopharmacology of particular relevance to psychotherapy and develops students’ knowledge of and skills in implementing neuroscience-informed individual and relational therapies in clinical practice. Students prepare a major integrative paper summarizing their present understanding of the course components and implement the therapies in their clinical practice. This course spans the summer and fall terms as 1PSY574A and 1PSY574B. Students not enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling program may consult with the professor to take portions of 574A as a directed study. Co-requisite: Enrollment in 1PSY656, Clinical Internship or consent of the instructor.

01PSY574B/01
Dr. James Hurley
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Psych. in Relation to Theology I - 1.00 Hours

The first of a set of three integrative courses, 01PSY622, is an introduction to foundational issues concerning the relations of Christian faith and culture. The course addresses the relation of biblical revelation to psychological studies, the relation of the Christian community and surrounding cultures, and the implications of cultural transitions from pre-modern, modern, and post-modern epistemologies.

01PSY622/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

Clinical Internship for MFT students.

01PSY656/01
Dr. James Hurley
Barb Martin
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 28 - December 8

Intro. to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the student to exegetical, theological, historical, and practical aspects of ministry. Students are equipped to use the practice of ministry as the integrating concept for all of their theological studies.

01PT502/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course addressed total communication for pastors with an emphasis on preaching philosophy and style, textual exposition, and sermon structure. Written and oral, verbal and non-verbal communications are included. Aspects of oral communication include preaching, extemporaneous speaking, story telling, vocabulary development, elocution, and elements of drama.

01PT508/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

01PT510/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Christian Life in a Secular Culture - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS FROM 5PM-8PM ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS - 9/11; 10/9; 10/30, and 11/27. MRS. WINGARD WILL BE PROVIDING A MEAL FOR THE CLASS ON THOSE DAYS. This course assists the student in understanding and relating to secular culture. Art forms, political and economic structure, and other elements of culture are examined.

01PT514/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 28 - December 8

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the pastor's role and responsibility as Biblical counselor in the local church. A system of counseling grounded in Biblical presuppositions will be taught as well as basic counseling process and practice. The student will also receive foundational knowledge and understanding of typical individual, marital, and family problems with an emphasis on applying Scriptural principles to these life issues. Case studies will be reviewed and a system of premarital counseling will be presented as well.

01PT516/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS WILL MEET ON SELECTED TUESDAYS FROM 10AM TO NOON. FOR THE SPECIFIC DATES CONSULT THE SYLLABUS. Students examine the biblical data relative to church government and the Book of Church Order. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

01PT520/01
Dr. Guy Waters
TBA 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

Hist. of Philosophy & Christian Thought - 3.00 Hours

A critical, historical survey of the development of the main schools of philosophy and the principal developments in Christian doctrine and thought. After a brief introduction to philosophical thinking, the course concentrates on philosophical movements from Heraclitus to contemporary existentialism. Each school of thought is evaluated from a distinctively Reformed perspective.

01ST504/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Systematic Theology Survey - 2.00 Hours

Introduction to the discipline of systematic theology for Christian ministry. Topics include: prolegomena, doctrine of scripture, doctrine of God, Christology, anthropology, soteriology, common grace.

01ST506/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Scripture, Theology Proper, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

01ST515/01
Dr. Gabriel Fluhrer
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 28 - December 8

Topics in Reformed Theology - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MEET ON SELECTED TUESDAYS FROM 10AM - NOON. CONSULT THE SYLLABUS FOR THE EXACT DATES YOU MEET FOR CLASS. This course surveys and analyzes theological issues and concerns within the contemporary Reformed and Presbyterian church.

01ST627/01
Dr. Guy Waters
TBA 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 28 - December 8

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