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SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling 3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: August 27 – October 13
  • Register by: August 13
  • Next offered: January 7, 2019 – February 23, 2019

SCM 640: Biblical Counseling Practicum I 3 credits

Practical application of the biblical counseling principles and practices covered in the biblical counseling curriculum. Emphasizes how to develop rapport, collect data, assess problems, develop a ministry plan, facilitate biblical change, give hope, and assign homework based on case studies. Reinforces a biblical code of ethics in counseling. Supervised counseling required.

Prerequisites: SCM 632, SCM 633, SCM 635.

  • Dates: August 27 – December 8
  • Register by: August 13

SCM 633: Counseling Issues 3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

  • Dates: October 15 – December 8
  • Register by: October 1

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling 3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: January 7 – February 23
  • Register by: December 24
  • Next offered: May 6, 2019 – June 22, 2019

SCM 635: Advanced Counseling Issues 3 credits

Builds on the foundation established by oCounseling Issues.o Seeks to prepare students to minister to those struggling with addictions, immorality, suicide, trauma, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

  • Dates: January 7 – February 23
  • Register by: December 24

SCM 695: Biblical Counseling Practicum II 3 credits

Further develops the knowledge and skills necessary to biblically counsel others. Assesses the student's knowledge and skills in three key areas: observation, experience, and organization. Students will enroll in this capstone course in their final semester of the MA Biblical Counseling program.

Prerequisite: SCM 640.

  • Dates: January 7 – April 20
  • Register by: December 24

SCM 631: Theories of Counseling 3 credits

A historical survey of the relationship of secular, integrationist, and biblical counseling models to the church. Examines the counseling theories of prominent Christian counselors and counseling organizations. Guides students towards the development of a distinctly biblical counseling model.

  • Dates: February 25 – April 20
  • Register by: February 11

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