Courses

Program Requirements (36-50 units)

Core Requirements (36 units)

CBS500 Cngrgtnl and Prfssnl Cnslng 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)

CBS500-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
05/04/2020 Th 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 104

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)

CBS505-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
05/04/2020 T 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 104

CBS510 Law and Ethics Church Basd Couns

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

CBS510-A
Bergin, Aine
05/04/2020 M 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 171

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)

CBS520-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 190

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)

CBS530-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/03/2019 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Building 36 36A1
CBS530-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/08/2020 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

CBS535 Marr and Fam Mnstry in Congregtn

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)

CBS535-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Building 36 36A1

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)

CBS540-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/13/2020 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 189

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)

CBS545-A
Bergin, Aine
09/03/2019 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 263
CBS545-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

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)

CBS546-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 356

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)

CBS550-A
Bergin, Aine
09/03/2019 W - Instructor OFFC
CBS550-A
Bergin, Aine
01/13/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS550-A
Bergin, Aine
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS550-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 W - Instructor OFFC

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)

CBS555-A
Bergin, Aine
01/13/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS555-A
Bergin, Aine
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS555-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 W - Instructor OFFC

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)

CBS560-A
Bergin, Aine
09/03/2019 W - Instructor OFFC
CBS560-A
Bergin, Aine
01/13/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS560-A
Bergin, Aine
05/11/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS560-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 W - Instructor OFFC

CBS566 Pathology Abnormality and 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)

CBS566-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/03/2019 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Building 36 36A1
CBS566-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/08/2020 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

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)

CBS575-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Building 36 36A1
CBS575-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 190
CBS575-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
05/04/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS575-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/08/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

Professional Ministry Concentration (14 additional units)

Designed for the credentialed clergy who follow a more clinical approach within and beyond the local congregation. Admission into the professional ministry program required. 

PSY500 Diversity Issues in Counsel Psy

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

PSY500-C
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 190
PSY500-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 191
PSY500-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B252

PSY515 Human Sexuality

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

PSY515-B
Bergin, Aine
05/04/2020 Sa 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY515-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
05/04/2020 Sa 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN

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)

PSY535-E
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 356
PSY535-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Health Science Campus L248
PSY535-B
Hughes, Vanessa T.
01/13/2020 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 190
PSY535-A
Hughes, Vanessa T.
01/13/2020 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 192
PSY535-D
Costello, Jennifer R.
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 192

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)

PSY580-D
Deulen, Angela A.
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center B111
PSY580-B
Finlay, Michael B.
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 171
PSY580-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/03/2019 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Building 36 36A1
PSY580-C
Burke, Jay Evan
09/03/2019 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 190
PSY580-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/08/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
PSY580-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY580-C
Burke, Jay Evan
09/08/2020 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PSY580-D
Deulen, Angela A.
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

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)

PSY585-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 166
PSY585-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/13/2020 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 189
PSY585-D
Deulen, Angela A.
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Mission Hall 125
PSY585-C
Burke, Jay Evan
01/13/2020 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 166

Research in Counseling Ministry 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

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)

CBS575-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Building 36 36A1
CBS575-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/13/2020 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 190
CBS575-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
05/04/2020 - Instructor OFFC
CBS575-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/08/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

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)

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)

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)

*CBS575 may be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of fifteen units. Six units are required under this concentration.