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Course Descriptions:

CF 510 - Human Sexuality

Description:

An in-depth look at human sexuality including physiology, sexuality and singleness, marital sexuality,
homosexuality, sexual addiction, and sexual abuse.


[3 hours. Instructor: Tracy. Frequency: Every Fall. Required for M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Steven R. Tracy, Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Required For: None
Syllabus: CF 510 - Human Sexuality Syllabus
Notes:

Spouses and fiancés / fiancées of students are strongly encouraged to attend with the student (at no cost).

CF 511 - Addictive Disorders

Description:

This class is an in-depth study of the current research and theories of treating alcohol and substance abuse. Students will understand the process of assessing for substance abuse and dependence, the classification and effects of drugs, the etiology and progress of addiction, and empirically supported treatments available for alcohol and drug abuse.


[3 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Odd Summers. Required for M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs. Prerequisites: CF 503 & CF 509 or instructor's consent.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Odd Summers
Prerequisite(s): CF 503 & CF 509 or instructor's consent.
Required For: M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: CF 511 - Addictive Disorders Syllabus
Notes:


CF 512 - Counseling Adults from Dysfunctional & Abusive Families

Description:

This course examines dysfunctional families (e.g., alcoholic, battering, incestuous) with a focus on the issues facing those who grew up in them. It also provides basic counseling strategies and practical tools to help these survivors overcome their painful pasts.


[2 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Even Springs. Concentration Elective for M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs. Prerequisites: CF 500 & CF 509 or instructor's consent.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Even Springs
Prerequisite(s): CF 500 & CF 509 or instructor's consent.
Required For: Concentration Elective for M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: CF 512 - Counseling Adults from Dysfunctional & Abusive Families Syllabus
Notes:


CF 513 - Trauma, Loss, & Grief

Description:

Explore the social, psychological, and spiritual dynamics of trauma, crisis, loss, and grief. Students will examine the role of suffering in life, the effects of acute and chronic trauma, and will learn skills for assisting people through a variety of experiences involving loss and grief.


[2 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Odd Springs. Concentration Elective for M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs. Prerequisites: CF 500 & CF 509 or instructor’s consent.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Odd Springs
Prerequisite(s): CF 500 & CF 509 or instructor’s consent.
Required For: Concentration Elective for M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: CF 513 - Trauma, Loss, & Grief Syllabus
Notes:


CF 514 - Child & Adolescent Counseling

Description:

Developmentally appropriate assessment of disorders related to childhood and adolescence will be examined. Treatment planning and specific methodologies for working therapeutically with children and adolescents are evaluated.


[2 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Even Summers. Concentration Elective for M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs. Prerequisites: None.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Even Summers
Prerequisite(s): None.
Required For: Concentration Elective for M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: CF 514 - Child & Adolescent Counseling Syllabus
Notes:


CF 528 - Individual Counseling Experience

Description:

Completion of twelve sessions of individual counseling assists students in the following areas: understanding family-of-origin issues which may impact interpersonal dynamics, resolving trauma and loss issues, coping with maladaptive behavior, applying personal insight to resolving problems and conflicts, expanding capacity to establish and maintain healthy relationships, enhancing ego strength, and practicing the use of a personal faith to cope with life difficulties.


[Transcripted. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Any semester. Required for M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: None. Notes: Required prior to the CF 593 Pre-Practicum.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: Transcripted
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CF 528 - Individual Counseling Experience Syllabus
Notes:

CF 529 - Group Counseling Experience

Description:

Completion of a twelve-week group counseling experience facilitates the student’s resolution of interpersonal
and intrapersonal trauma, loss, grief, and shame while replacing maladaptive behavior patterns with healthy
coping skills.


[Transcripted. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Any semester. Elective for M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: None.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: Transcripted
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Elective for M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CF 529 - Group Counseling Experience Syllabus
Notes:

CF 580 - Counseling Individualized Study

Description:

A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the areas of Counseling and Counseling & Family Ministry.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Any Semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as CF 581 when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): 3.4 GPA & Academic Petition
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CF 580 - Counseling Individualized Study Syllabus
Notes:

An individualized study is a unique course which is designed by a faculty advisor and student which permits M.Div., M.A.B.L., and Diploma students to pursue personalized studies to build competence in their area of ministry interest. To be eligible for approval, an individualized study must:


1. Not replicate a course normally offered in the regular curriculum;
2. Have the support of the faculty member who would potentially supervise the study;
3. Pursue defined objectives which are clearly set forth in a course syllabus (created by the student and faculty advisor prior to registration);
4 .Be undertaken by a degree student maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
 
Academic Petitions for individualized study should be submitted to the Director of Academic Services no later than four weeks prior to the Registration deadline.

CF 591 - Counseling & Family Internship

Description:

Designed for the M.Div. C.F. student to develop and refine skills working with individuals, couples, and families in
preparation for vocational ministry. You will grow in competency through substantial ministry responsibility and accountability to a competent ministry supervisor. 120 hours spanning one or two semesters.


[2 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for M.Div. C.F. Prerequisites: at least 15 counseling hours including CF 500, CF 503, CF 507, CF 509, and CF 593. Notes: May be repeated for elective credit as CF 592 Internship II. The Internship Information and Registration Packet (available from the CF 591 course page on http://courses.ps.edu) should be submitted to the Director of Field Education well before the start of the semester in which the student plans to complete an Internship and no later than the 2nd Friday of the semester.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Semester
Prerequisite(s): at least 15 counseling hours including CF 500, CF 503, CF 507, CF 509, and CF 593.
Required For: General elective for M.Div. C.F.
Syllabus: CF 591 - Counseling & Family Internship Syllabus
Notes:

*Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) may in some cases be undertaken to fulfill requirements for CF 591 and / or other general elective credit. Students who successfully complete military Chaplain’s School as chaplain candidates, and provide official documentation of completion, will receive up to 4 hours of transfer credit toward CF 591 and / or other general electives, subject to the approval of the Director of Field Education and / or the
Registrar. (Credit is limited to programs of the United States Department of Defense or Canadian National Defence.)

CF 593 - Christian Counseling Pre-Practicum

Description:

The Counseling Pre-Practicum is designed to integrate students into client-based environments under the care of
qualified counseling supervisors. Students will experience training critical to their counseling skills as well as learn
about the dynamics of clinical practice. This summative experience combines knowledge of Scripture, knowledge
of counseling theory, counseling skills, biblical character, and gifts of the Spirit into a unified, coherent experience.
Students bring together these different skills and are matched with actual clients in a real life counseling setting.
All Pre-Practicum students will complete their hours at Scottsdale Bible Church Counseling Ministries
(www.scottsdalebible.com/ministries/counseling).


[3 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Every Semester. Required for: M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: at least 15 counseling hours including CF 500, CF 503, CF 509, and for M.A.P.C. students, CF 528 and Ottawa University’s PYF 8012. Notes: Enrollment is very limited. The CF 593 Pre-Practicum Registration Packet (available from the CF 593 page on http://courses.ps.edu) should be submitted well before the start of the semester in which you intend to complete your Pre-Practicum.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Every Semester
Prerequisite(s): at least 15 counseling hours including CF 500, CF 503, CF 509, and for M.A.P.C. students, CF 528 and Ottawa University’s PYF 801
Required For: M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CF 593 - Christian Counseling Pre-Practicum Syllabus
Notes:

Formerly coded as CF 530.