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DM600: Biblical Counseling Foundations Seminar (pay for 2 unit, receive 0 credits)

For the student without any significant foundational knowledge of Biblical Counseling, this is a general introduction to the basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling, its theological basis, and a biblical evaluation of secular and integration counseling models. Module: (required for students with very little training in Biblical Counseling)

DM610: Theology of Discipleship & Soul Care (4 credits)

An examination of the foundation of biblical counseling, with attention given to how each major doctrine of theology applies to the Christian life and to soul care in the local church. The key elements of discipleship with special attention to hermeneutics will be reviewed and applied to the counseling process throughout the course (Module: One).

DM620: Applied Ministry Experience I (2 credits)

A practicum consisting of field experience to develop counseling skills while pursuing the Fellow status of ACBC certification (where applicable). Each student will be required to have field experience in observing and being observed counseling. Students will also be expected to apply the theory and methodology of biblical counseling in their ministry context, in every way possible (Module: One).

DM625: Applied Ministry Experience II (2 credits)

A practicum consisting of field experience to develop counseling skills while also pursuing the Fellow status of ACBC certification (where applicable). Each student will be required to have field experience in observing and being observed counseling. Students will also be expected to apply the theory and methodology of biblical counseling in their ministry context, in every way possible (Module: Two).

DM630: Character Dynamics & Soul Care (4 credits)

A study of Christ-like character, its application to the student’s life, counseling, and evangelistic ministry. The process and key elements of change will be reviewed and applied to a self-examination project for personal spiritual growth, and for the glory of God. There will also be a survey of soul care issues and presuppositions as they relate to apologetics and evangelism. This course will serve to strengthen the faith of the counselor and counselee, and their evangelistic ministry (Module: Two).

DM645: Writing & Research in Biblical Counseling I (2 credits)

A course designed to introduce students to the skills of research and writing as it pertains to the proposal and first chapter of the doctoral counseling thesis project (Module: One).

DM650: Writing & Research in Biblical Counseling II (2 credits)

A course designed to introduce students to the skills of research and writing as it pertains to the second chapter of the doctoral counseling thesis project (Module: Two).

DM710: Marriage & Family Counseling (4 credits)

A biblical overview of the unique challenges faced in marriage and family counseling, with focus upon accurately and appropriately instructing families in the counseling setting. Course content will include knowledge and skills to facilitate heart change, and a review of various marriage and family counseling resources (Module: Three).

DM720: Applied Ministry Experience III (2 credits)

A practicum that includes student counseling and field experience to develop counseling skills and pursue the Fellow status of ACBC certification. This course first involves participation in student counseling through the assumed roles of observer, counselee, and counselor. Post the doctoral module, students will be expected to apply the theory and methodology of biblical counseling in their ministry context (Module: Three).

DM725: Applied Ministry Experience IV (2 credits)

The utilization of student counseling and field experience to develop counseling skills, and pursue the Fellow status of ACBC certification. This course first involves participation in student counseling through the assumed roles of observer, counselee and counselor. After this module, students will be expected to apply the theory and methodology of biblical counseling in their ministry context (Module: Four).

DM730: Difficult Issues in Counseling (4 credits)

A study in the application of biblical principles taught in the Theology of Discipleship & Soul Care course to a range of specific and challenging counseling problems seen among churched individuals (Module: Four).

DM745: Writing & Research in Biblical Counseling III (2 credits)

A course designed to introduce students to the skills of research and writing as it pertains to the third chapter of the doctoral counseling thesis project (Module: Three).

DM750: Writing & Research in Biblical Counseling IV (2 credits)

A course designed to introduce students to the skills of research and writing as it pertains to the fourth chapter of the doctoral counseling thesis project (Module: Four).

DM790: Biblical Counseling Thesis Project Culmination (4 credits)

The completion of chapter 5 of the doctoral counseling thesis project with input from the student’s thesis advisor and second reader. This course also includes the giving of the oral defense for the thesis project and must be the final course of the counseling doctoral program (Module: Sign up at the end of the fourth. Complete post the fourth).

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