Christian Counseling Certificate
This fifteen credit graduate certificate provides coursework in some of the essential skills of a Christian counselor. This certificate program will equip the individual who is currently working in or planning to work in a church, church school or Christian agency setting. The intent is to train individuals to integrate faith when working with others, but to also know when to refer to a licensed mental health professional.
The Objectives of the Christian Counseling Certificate
- To equip professionals with Christian counseling skills that can be integrated into their professional practice.
- To support professionals in integrating Christian faith-based, scriptural principles in a holistic delivery approach of mental health services.
- To provide boundaries to those working with individuals, but do not have the mental health background to provide comprehensive support.
Pursuit of this graduate certificate requires a Master’s degree from an accredited University with a GPA of 3.0. A CUW graduate counseling student must obtain approval from the CUW graduate counseling program director prior to using these courses as a part of the graduate counseling master’s degree.
Students must complete the three required courses and two electives in order to be eligible for the Christian Counseling Certificate.
|COUN 6000||Christian Care Giving||3|
|COUN 6010||Scripture and the Christian Counselor||3|
|COUN 6020||Christian Reconciliation||3|
|Electives- choose two||6|
|Ethics of the Christian Counselor|
|Social/Cultural Theological Foundations|
|Current Support Issues for Christian Pastors and Church Workers|
|Consultation Strategies within the Church|
|Models and Methods of Christian Family Counseling|