Courses

Degree Requirements (33 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. Additional residency fee. (3 units; Summer)

CBS500-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
05/08/2023 T 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

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
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/06/2022 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM The Village at CBU 100
CBS505-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2023 W 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

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
05/08/2023 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

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
01/09/2023 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center B111

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
09/06/2022 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Health Science Campus A013
CBS530-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2023 Th 4:00 PM - 6:45 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
09/06/2022 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM The Village at CBU 100
CBS535-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2023 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

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
01/09/2023 Th 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Yeager Center B258

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
Lewis, Nathaniel P
01/09/2023 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 190

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
01/09/2023 T 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Yeager Center B111

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
09/06/2022 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Health Science Campus A013
CBS566-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2023 T 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

CBS570 Church-Based Counseling Appl I

Students apply counseling ministry theory and practice through a thorough examination of their own congregation as a healing community including the church's ministry philosophy, vision and mission, ministries and organization, leadership, and approach to people helping. Additional course fee. (1 units; As offered & OPS)

CBS570-A
Bergin, Aine
09/06/2022 - Instructor OFFC
CBS570-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2023 - Instructor OFFC

CBS571 Church-Based Counseling Appl II

Students apply counseling ministry theory and practice by conducting a comprehensive analysis of three congregations (excluding their own) as healing communities including the church's ministry philosophy, vision and mission, ministries and organization, leadership, and approach to people helping. Prerequisite: CBS 570. (1 unit; As offered & OPS)

CBS571-A
Bergin, Aine
01/09/2023 - Instructor OFFC

CBS572 Church-Based Counseling Appl III

Students apply counseling ministry theory and practice by creating a plan for establishing a counseling ministry in a local congregation including counseling ministry philosophy and goals, administration, personnel, internal and external resources, and training. Prerequisite: CBS 570. (1 units; As offered)

CBS572-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/08/2023 - Instructor OFFC

 

*Curriculum subject to change.