Courses - M.A. in Christian Counseling


Summer 2016


Marriage and Family Counseling - 2.00 Hours
This class is a general introduction to the Biblical foundations of marriage, parenting, and family dysfunction issues involved in marriage and family counseling for pastors, ministry staff, and ministry leaders. Topics to be included in this study are: premarital counseling, infidelity, divorce and remarriage, sexual issues, and contemporary issues on sexuality.
03CO737/01
Rev. Brad Hambrick
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 20 - June 24


Fall 2016


Intro to Christian Counseling - 3.00 Hours
An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.
03CO516/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 6


Counseling in the Local Church - 2.00 Hours
This course takes a biblical understanding of the way in which the Gospel enables people to change and discusses how to practically apply this to ministry. Some of you have already learned about how the Gospel enables you to help another person change. Now you will work out how to put this Gospel-driven model to use in the primary context in which God works change: your relationships within the body of Christ.
03CO736/01
Dr. Deepak Reju
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 15 - August 19


Human Personality - 2.00 Hours
Theories of personality try to capture what is both stable and unique about human nature. In this course we survey and critique some prominent secular personality theories, personality assessments, and personality "disorders" from the perspective of a biblical anthropology. Then we consider how biblical counselors might address the issues and questions raised by the secular theories.
03CO739/01
Dr. Rod Mays
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 24 - December 6


Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours
An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private, and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief, and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.
03PT516/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August 24 - December 6


Winter 2017


Theology & Secular Psychology - 2.00 Hours
03CO743/01
Dr. Heath Lambert
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20


Counseling and Physiology - 2.00 Hours
03CO740/01
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 23 - January 27


Spring 2017


Marriage and Family Counseling - 2.00 Hours
This class is a general introduction to the Biblical foundations of marriage, parenting, and family dysfunction issues involved in marriage and family counseling for pastors, ministry staff, and ministry leaders. Topics to be included in this study are: premarital counseling, infidelity, divorce and remarriage, sexual issues, and contemporary issues on sexuality.
03CO737/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
January 31 - May 9


Dynamics of Biblical Change - 3.00 Hours
Change is hard. How does the gospel change a counselor and counselee? This course is about how we can face difficulty, suffering and sinful patterns, with Biblical change. (Sanctification)
03CO738/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 - May 9


Counseling Practicum I - 2.00 Hours
03CO741/01
Dr. Jim Newheiser
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 - May 9


Crisis Traumatic Stress Counseling - 3.00 Hours
03CO744/01
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 31 - May 9

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