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Course Descriptions:

CD 504 - Foundations of Intimacy: A Theology of Bonding

Description:

Being made in God’s image means being made for intimate relationships. In this course we will develop a theology of relationships. We will look at the most common impediments to healthy relationships and develop strategies for building healthy relationships with family members and intimate friends.


[2 hours. Instructor: S. Tracy & C. Tracy. Frequency: Every Fall. Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Celestia G. Tracy, M.A., L.P.C.; Steven R. Tracy, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CD 504 - Foundations of Intimacy: A Theology of Bonding Syllabus
Notes:

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

CD 515 - 15-Hour Faculty Review

Description:

[Transcripted. Instructor: Moody. Frequency: Every Fall & Spring. Required for M.A.P.C. at or around 15 hours. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Charles ‘Chip’ Moody, D.Min.
Hours: Transcripted
Frequency: Every Fall & Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CD 515 - 15-Hour Faculty Review Syllabus
Notes:

*As appropriate M.A.P.C. students will be registered automatically for the CD 515 Faculty Review based on hours completed.

CD 530 - 30-Hour Faculty Review

Description:

[Transcripted. Instructor: Moody. Frequency: Every Fall & Spring. Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. at or around 30 hours. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Charles ‘Chip’ Moody, D.Min.
Hours: Transcripted
Frequency: Every Fall & Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. and M.A.B.L.
Syllabus: CD 530 - 30-Hour Faculty Review Syllabus
Notes:

*As appropriate, M.Div. and M.A.B.L. students will be registered automatically for the CD 530 Faculty Review based on hours completed.

CD 560 - 60-Hour Faculty Review

Description:

[Transcripted. Instructor: Moody. Frequency: Every Fall & Spring. Required for M.Div. at or around 60 hours. Prerequisite: CD 530.]

Instructor: Charles ‘Chip’ Moody, D.Min.
Hours: Transcripted
Frequency: Every Fall & Spring
Prerequisite(s): CD 530
Required For: M.Div.
Syllabus: CD 560 - 60-Hour Faculty Review Syllabus
Notes:

*As appropriate, M.Div. students will be registered automatically for CD 560 Faculty Review based on hours completed.

CF 500 - Counseling Skills

Description:

An in-depth exploration of the essential interviewing skills necessary to helping professionals. The primary focus is on the development of communication skills, including counselor characteristics and behaviors and the assessment of client characteristics and behavior associated with building a therapeutic relationship, establishing treatment goals, selecting interventions, and achieving and evaluating successful treatment outcomes.


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

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Required for M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: CF 500 - Counseling Skills Syllabus
Notes:


Enrollment capped at 16 students.

CF 503 - Counseling Issues & Strategies

Description:

Students will develop competence in applying a coherent counseling approach to specific issues including: depression, anxiety, relational problems, impulse control, and personality disorders. The cognitive and behavioral basis of experience is explored in depth.


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

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: CF 503 - Counseling Issues & Strategies Syllabus
Notes:


CF 506 - Soul Care: The Practice of Spiritual Formation

Description:

Explore the historical development, the biblical teachings, and contemporary practice of spiritual formation. Attention will be given to spiritual disciplines such as walking in the Spirit, confession, prayer, fasting, and scripture meditation, with a view toward the development of the student’s own spiritual life and ability to help others grow spiritually.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Even Summers. Required for M.Div. C.F. General elective for all other  programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Even Summers
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. C.F. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CF 506 - Soul Care: The Practice of Spiritual Formation Syllabus
Notes:

CF 507 - Marriage & Family Ministry

Description:

This course applies biblical and counseling concepts to practical approaches to marriage and family ministries including: pre-marital counseling, marriage enrichment, family ministry, and integrated approaches to youth ministries. Students work with area churches and some travel may be required.


[2 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Odd Falls. Required for M.Div. C.F. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Odd Falls
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. C.F. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CF 507 - Marriage & Family Ministry Syllabus
Notes:


CF 508 - Marriage & Family Counseling

Description:

This course examines the major models of family systems theory with an emphasis on family functioning, structure, communication, boundaries, development, and resilience. The course also explores the major issues and problems facing marriages in our culture in light of current research and scripture. Systemic approaches and interventions will be learned as applied to couples and family counseling.


[3 hours. Instructor: Smith. Frequency: Even Falls. Required for M.Div. C.F. and 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: 3
Frequency: Even Falls
Prerequisite(s): CF 500 & 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 508 - Marriage & Family Counseling Syllabus
Notes:


CF 509 - Integration of Psychology & Christianity

Description:

An exploration of the history and systems of science, philosophy, and the Christian faith tradition as applied to change and counseling. Attention will be given to the competing claims and views of science, philosophy, and religion. The course will also provide an introduction to the psychology of religion.


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

Instructor: Justin M. Smith, Psy.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Every Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: CF 509 - Integration of Psychology & Christianity Syllabus
Notes: