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.
Curriculum for the Christian Counseling Certificate
Students must complete the three required courses and two electives in order to be eligible for the Christian Counseling Certificate.
|COUN 545||Christian Care Giving||3|
|COUN 544||Scripture & Christian Counselo||3|
|COUN 546||Christian Reconciliation||3|
|COUN 510||Christian Persp Psychphrmclgy||3|
|COUN 523||Ind Counsl frm Christian Persp||3|
|COUN 528||Christian Persp Family Dev||3|
|COUN 522||Ethics of Christian Counselor||3|
|COUN 553||Social/Cultural Theolgcl Found||3|
|COUN 563||Cur Topics Pastors & Church Wk||3|
|COUN 565||Consult Strat within Church||3|
|COUN 577||Mod & Meth Christian Fam Couns||3|
|COUN 578||Christian Trauma Counseling||3|
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.