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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

and challenge. Emphasis will be placed on practical

principles of gospel application, the qualifications of

the biblical counselors, the roles of the counselor in

the ministry of the local church, typical counseling

problems that women face, and the dynamic of

counseling a woman facing those issues.

BC580 Counseling Observation and Practicum

(2)

This course consists of observations and discussions

of counseling sessions, designed to help the student

learn practical skills in counseling by observation,

evaluation, critique, and discussion. The course also

involves practical application of the principles of

biblical counseling and the various methodological

aspects of the counseling process. The course

will include student participation in counseling

as a counselor, counselee, and observer. These

activities will form the basis of seminar discussions

where counseling will be analyzed from a biblical

perspective. The goal of this course is to help the

student learn, evaluate, and sharpen their practical

counseling skills.

Prerequisites: BC501, BC503, BC511,

and BC531.

BC592 Counseling Internship (2)

This is part one of a supervised and evaluated

internship, consisting of at least two actual counseling

sessions per week and a total of 25 hours of

counseling. Assistance will be provided for the

student in obtaining counseling opportunities.

Prerequisites: All core courses, beside BC593 and BC598.

BC593 Advanced Counseling Internship (2)

This is part two of a supervised and evaluated

internship, consisting of at least two actual counseling

sessions per week and a total of 25 hours of

counseling. Assistance will be provided for the

student in obtaining counseling opportunities.

Prerequisites: All core courses.

BC597 Practicum in Teaching (2)

A faculty-directed practicum concerning the

principles and practices of effective teaching of

Biblical Counseling in conjunction with a semester-

long teaching opportunity. Emphasis will be placed

on teaching technique, the learning process, and

curricular design.

Prerequisite: All core courses.

BC598 Thesis Research (2)

This course introduces the program capstone research

project and guides the research task. The student is

responsible to compose a fully-documented research

outline, as the basis for either a seminar presentation

or a formal 100-120 page thesis paper that deals with

a special problem or area of investigation in Biblical

Counseling. The research goal must be precisely

stated in written form, pursued under faculty

supervision, and approved by and presented to the

Chairman and Research Coordinator of the Biblical

Counseling Department.

Prerequisite: All core courses.

BC599 Thesis Composition (2)

This guided composition requires the student to

compose a thesis paper, presenting the biblical

understanding and counseling methodology for

a specific problem that could be encountered in

counseling, taking the form of a 100 to 120 page, fully

documented paper. Thesis topics are approved by the

Department Chair and the Research Coordinator;

research and composition are pursued under an

appointed faculty advisor.

Prerequisites: All core courses

and BC598.