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BC330 Methods of Biblical Change (3)

An overview of the counseling process presenting a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical

change in people. The goal is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people.

Prerequisites:

B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC342 Marriage & Family (3)

Marriage and family problems are present in the majority of counseling cases. This course will give an overview of

general marriage and family counseling issues relating to the content and process of counseling. It will then proceed to

specifically deal (from a biblical perspective) with the major difficulties that troubled marriages and families experience.

Included in the course are discussions of the biblical basis and purposes of marriage, family stages, in-law problems,

developing unity, husband/wife roles and responsibilities, correcting communication problems, why conflicts arise, and

how to resolve them.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC362 Biblical Conflict Resolution (3)

This course is designed to help the student think biblically about conflict and how to respond to life’s conflicts in a way

that glorifies the Lord (1 Cor. 10:31). In particular, the student will be taught a model and a plan for how to think about

struggles in relationships and evaluate their own typical patterns of response. These principles apply to business and the

church, but there will be a special focus on handling marriage difficulties.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340,

BC300, BC310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC400 Senior Integration Seminar (3)

A senior integrative seminar covering such topics as the credentialing process, seminary and graduate school discussion,

transitional issues, career placement, and the senior competency examination.

(Must be taken last in major course sequence.)

BC421, 422 Problems & Procedures I, II (3, 3)

These courses are designed to apply the biblical principles taught in BC330 Methods of Biblical Change to a range of

specific counseling problems. Topics discussed include anger, fear, depression, sexual deviancy, anxiety, eating disorders,

decision making, one’s past, self-concept, various syndromes, ADHD, and crisis counseling. During the second semester

of this course, each student will be part of a team that will develop and present to the class a detailed biblical counseling

outline for a teacher-approved counseling problem.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BC311,

BC330, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC431 Counseling Practicum (3)

This course is designed to consider the practical application of the principles of biblical counseling and the various

methodological aspects of the counseling process. These courses will include student participation in counseling as

counselors, counselees, and observers. These activities will form the basis of seminar discussions where counseling will

be analyzed from a biblical perspective. The goal of these courses is to help the student learn, evaluate, and sharpen

practical counseling.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BC311, BC330, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC451 Counseling Internship (3)

Because of our desire to train those who not only know about counseling but can actually do counseling, the student

will be required to do at least 25 sessions of supervised/mentored counseling during this capstone course. Ideally this

counseling would take place in the student’s local church with the church’s authority but other venues may be approved

as well. An ACBC Fellow (the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) will oversee this process and the sessions

will count toward ACBC certification.

Must be taken as the third to last course in the major.

BC452 Counseling Observation and Analysis (3)

This course provides the student with the opportunity to complete in-depth review and analysis of a range of biblical

counseling cases and issues. Student will be required to view recorded counseling sessions and complete their own

version of the case report form for each. The student’s case report for each will be assessed and feedback provided.

Selected cases will also be discussed by the class.

Must be taken as the third to last course in the major.