Religious counseling psychology is designed to help you understand the multi-faceted aspects of Christian Counseling Psychology. This specialization will allow you to learn more about counseling from a Christian perspective, equipping you to work in the Christian counseling fields of lay ministry.
In addition to gaining insight into the development and influence of personality based on current theories, you will delve into courses which discuss the diverse theoretical approaches of counseling and psychotherapy by evaluating associated methods and techniques, all biblically based.
The program is distinctive in that it also offers skills-based counseling training from a Christian perspective. The focused learning that students acquire through the counseling concentration provides graduates with skills applicable to almost any career.
This Programs aim to train Christian leaders to carry out the mission of the Church and Christianity.
Religious Counseling Psychology is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Our faculty and graduates are expected to be competent, ethical and spiritual professionals committed to the spirituality and its application to real-world situations. Our undergraduate program provides a foundation for the spiritual understanding of behavior and mental processes and promotes scholarship and spirituality. Our graduate programs prepare students to become Licensed Psychologists, Psychology Specialists, and Licensed Professional Counselors who provide evidence-based services for children, adults, and families in a variety of healthcare and educational settings. Our department promotes an environment characterized by collaborative learning and scholarship among its undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, guided by the following core values of our university and professional organizations.
Religious Counseling Psychology aspires to be a nationally spiritual leader in undergraduate and graduate education, where undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty establish close collaborations to learn the spiritual principles of behavior and mental processes, to make significant contributions to the spiritual and practice of psychology, and to produce professionals who serve the local, national, and global believer communities.
The objectives of the Religious Counseling Psychology are:
• To provide a basic knowledge of Religious education with a Christian world view that can be used in all areas of life.
• To provide students with a practical Biblical foundation for Christian living.
• To prepare students to effectively serve in a chosen field of ministry
• To acquaint the students with basic counseling techniques that will assist them in nurturing emotional well-being.
• To prepare students for handling loss and crisis situations.
• To give students tools for giving biblical guidance and counsel to those under their care.
• To aid students to develop their ability to integrate the concept of psychology and counseling with the theological perspective of the Bible.