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BC572 Counseling Women (2)

This course outlines the basic concepts and distinctive features of woman-to-woman biblical counseling, in order to

equip women to fulfill their scriptural mandate to mentor/counsel other women and bring ultimate glory to God. It will

focus on gospel-centered counseling in the context of one Christian woman coming alongside another woman with

words of truth from God’s Word in the context of relationship to encourage, admonish, comfort, 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.

Prerequisite: Women only.

BC574 Developing a Counseling Ministry (2)

This course trains students to establish a biblical counseling ministry within a local church or parachurch organization.

Special focus is given to models for counseling ministries, strategies for developing counseling personnel, principles

from ecclesiology, successful organizational structures, policies and procedures for operational effectiveness, resources

and documentation, and legal matters.

BC579 Studies in Biblical Counseling (1)

Selected studies in specialized areas within the discipline of biblical counseling, as designed by a biblical counseling

faculty member.

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.

BC585 Counseling Grief and Loss (2)

This course explores the theological realities and experiential aspects of bereavement, loss, and grief. Students will

critique the “stages of grief” approach and consider the role of hope in counseling those in this condition.

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, except 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 20- to 30-page research outline, as the basis for either a seminar presentation or a formal

100- to 120-page thesis paper that deals with a special problem or area of investigation in biblical counseling. The