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Course Requirements

Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry (36 units)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Content Knowledge and Theories consistent with the standards of Christian counseling principles
  • Critical thinking skills, analysis and synthesis of the research across the Christian Counseling literature
  • Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy and research skills consistent with the standards of Christian Counseling
    • Conduct and write a review that summarizes part of the Christian Counseling literature, applying fundamental strategies such as a thesis focus, an informative middle and an effective conclusion resulting from effective drafting, revising, and editing
    • Use and define terms and concepts of the discipline and applying them appropriately, showing a strong & direct link between concepts and assigned reading
    • Deliver effective oral presentations in a variety of communication settings, using standard diction of American English in a professional manner including dress and demeanor
    • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions, applying active listening skills and a respect for diverse views in interpersonal settings
    • Select the most appropriate sources and databases for accessing and obtaining the needed information. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to ascertain the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of a given source.
  • Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity
  • Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments
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CBS500 Cngrgtnl & Prfssnl Counslng Appl

CBS500 Cngrgtnl & Prfssnl Counslng Appl

A comparison and analysis of the foundations, theories, scope of practice and applications of Professional MFT vs. Pastoral and Church Based Counseling. Emphasis will be toward an understanding of the differences, complementary aspects, and possible models for mutual referrals and cooperation between these two approaches. (3 units; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS500-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 05/04/2015 Thursday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex
125
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CBS505 Theology as a Behavioral Science

CBS505 Theology as a Behavioral Science

An overview of philosophy and theology systems as ancient and contemporary behavioral sciences. Students will understand the application of theology as a counseling application as distinct from an apologetic system. (3 units; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS505-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 05/04/2015 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex
125
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CBS510 Law & Ethics Church Based Couns

CBS510 Law & Ethics Church Based Couns

An examination and explanation of current laws and ethical issues affecting Pastoral Counselors and Church Based Counseling applications. (3 units; Summer)à=)¢

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS510-A A Carter, John D 05/04/2015 Monday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex
125
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CBS520 Hmn Dvlpmnt Thru Bibl Life-Cycle

CBS520 Hmn Dvlpmnt Thru Bibl Life-Cycle

A general overview of life development following the Biblical Stages from birth through death with emphasis on the relational skills, roles and rituals associated with each stage. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 CBS520-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/04/2016 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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CBS530 Congregation as Healing Communty

CBS530 Congregation as Healing Communty

A general understanding of the dynamics of congregational life to personal development and adjustment necessary in maintaining healthy marital, family and personal relationships in community context. Emphasis will be placed on the congregational structure and dynamics necessary for the application of life-to-life and other congregational counseling models. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 CBS530-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/08/2015 Thursday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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CBS535 Marr & Fam Ministry/Congregation

CBS535 Marr & Fam Ministry/Congregation

The course examines the content and approaches to Marriage and Family Ministry within the local congregation. It surveys the approaches presently used by various congregations and compares their respective strengths and weaknesses. It also addresses the present controversy and battle between civil and religious marriage, the emergence of Gender-Neutral marriage, and the implications for religious traditions which do not treat marriage as a sacrament. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 CBS535-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 09/08/2015 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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CBS540 A Theology of Helping People

CBS540 A Theology of Helping People

A survey of Christian approaches to counseling and relational healing with application to a life-to-life model of counseling in the congregation. Theology as a counseling Theory will also be addressed (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 CBS540-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 01/04/2016 Thursday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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CBS545 Srvy Church Based Counslng Prgm

CBS545 Srvy Church Based Counslng Prgm

A survey of specific programs of Church Based Counseling and their application in a congregational setting. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 CBS545-A A Neece, Brittany Paige 09/08/2015 Tuesday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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CBS546 Relational Counseling Techniques

CBS546 Relational Counseling Techniques

An examination of the relational skills and settings that establish and maintain an effective counseling relationship in a congregational setting. (2 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 CBS546-A A Neece, Brittany Paige 01/04/2016 Monday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM TBA
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CBS550 Church Based Counsling Practcm I

CBS550 Church Based Counsling Practcm I

Supervised counseling experience in a congregational setting. This course assists the student in establishing a practicum position in a congregation, selection of a supervisor, and the parameters of counseling ministry under the Counseling Ministry program. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS550-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 05/04/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Fall 2015 CBS550-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Spring 2016 CBS550-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/04/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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CBS555 Church Based Counsel Practicm II

CBS555 Church Based Counsel Practicm II

Supervised counseling experience in a congregational setting. This course continues supervised counseling experience in an established congregational site. Prerequisite: CBS 550. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS555-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 05/04/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
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Fall 2015 CBS555-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Spring 2016 CBS555-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/04/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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CBS560 Church Based Cnslng Prcticum III

CBS560 Church Based Cnslng Prcticum III

Supervised counseling experience in a congregational setting. This course assists students in the culminating supervised counseling experience in an established congregational site. (1 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS560-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 05/04/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Fall 2015 CBS560-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Spring 2016 CBS560-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/04/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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CBS566 Pathology Abnormality & Sin

CBS566 Pathology Abnormality & Sin

This course introduces the student to the general categories and theories of physical illness, mental health and spiritual transgression. The student will become familiar with theories of psychology related to the DSM, related health issues and the Biblical theology of hamartiology. General concerns include the relationship of illness and mental health to righteous behavior and the use of holistic models of the person in addressing repentance, restitution and reconciliation of relationships with self, others, and God. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 CBS566-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/08/2015 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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CBS575 Rdngs in Christian Behav Sci

CBS575 Rdngs in Christian Behav Sci

A reading course in which the student will develop an extended annotated reading list in Christian Behavioral Science texts. This course may be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of fifteen units. (1-3 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS575-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 05/04/2015 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex
125
Fall 2015 CBS575-A A Carter, John D 09/08/2015 Monday 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM James Complex
125
Spring 2016 CBS575-A A Carter, John D 01/04/2016 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex
125
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Professional Ministry Concentration (14 additional units)*
Designed for the credentialed clergy who follow a more clinical approach within and beyond the local congregation.

PSY500 Diversity Issues in Counsel Psy

PSY500 Diversity Issues in Counsel Psy

Examination of the effects of therapeutic interventions on culturally distinct populations. (3 units; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 PSY500-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 05/04/2015 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
A110
Summer 2015 PSY500-B B Gustafson, Jacqueline N. 05/04/2015 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
A111
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PSY515 Human Sexuality

PSY515 Human Sexuality

Etiology, diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction with an overview of physiology. (2 units; Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 PSY515-B B Bergin, Aine 05/04/2015 Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center
ONLN
Summer 2015 PSY515-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 05/04/2015 Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center
ONLN
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PSY535 Advanced Psychopathology

PSY535 Advanced Psychopathology

Nature and causes of reactions to social, biological and psychological stress, maladaptive development, and faulty learning. Includes an in depth study of anxiety disorders, character personality, and the psychoses. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2016 PSY535-A A Vazquez, Veola E. 01/04/2016 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 PSY535-B B Vazquez, Veola E. 01/04/2016 Tuesday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2016 PSY535-C C Sale, Beverley A 01/04/2016 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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PSY580 Family Therapy I

PSY580 Family Therapy I

An examination of the philosophical and theoretical suppositions of the major schools of family therapy. Emphasis on the historical and contemporary context of systems theory and family therapy.(3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 PSY580-B B Bergin, Aine 09/08/2015 Monday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 PSY580-D D Bergin, Aine 09/08/2015 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 PSY580-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/08/2015 Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2015 PSY580-C C Deulen, Angela A. 09/08/2015 Wednesday 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
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PSY585 Family Therapy II

PSY585 Family Therapy II

Concentration on the therapeutic techniques of the various schools of family therapy discussed in Family Therapy I. Students are encouraged to develop specific family therapy skills through the use of videotape feedback, coaching, and classroom demonstration. Prerequisite: PSY 580. (3 units; Spring)

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Research Thesis Concentration (12 additional units)

Students choosing this concentration will complete the same core program but will focus on preparing to engage in direct research related to Professional and Ministry Counseling in the congregational context.

CBS575 Rdngs in Christian Behav Sci

CBS575 Rdngs in Christian Behav Sci

A reading course in which the student will develop an extended annotated reading list in Christian Behavioral Science texts. This course may be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of fifteen units. (1-3 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS575-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 05/04/2015 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex
125
Fall 2015 CBS575-A A Carter, John D 09/08/2015 Monday 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM James Complex
125
Spring 2016 CBS575-A A Carter, John D 01/04/2016 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex
125
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CBS580 Thesis Proposal

CBS580 Thesis Proposal

A guided development of a thesis proposal including the submission and approval of the proposal by the Thesis Committee. This course may be repeated twice for credit. Pass/Fail. (2 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS580-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Fall 2015 CBS580-A A Carter, John D 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Spring 2016 CBS580-A A Carter, John D 01/04/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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CBS585 Thesis Research

CBS585 Thesis Research

Independent research toward the completion of the approved thesis. This course may be repeated twice for credit. Pass/Fail. (2 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS585-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Fall 2015 CBS585-A A Carter, John D 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Spring 2016 CBS585-A A Carter, John D 01/04/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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CBS590 Thesis Writing and Presentation

CBS590 Thesis Writing and Presentation

Final writing and oral presentation of the approved thesis. This course may be repeated twice for credit (2 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2015 CBS590-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Fall 2015 CBS590-A A Carter, John D 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Spring 2016 CBS590-A A Carter, John D 01/04/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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*CBS575 may be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of fifteen units.  Six units are required under this concentration.