About the Course
Total Credit hours : 20
3 Months Program
Weekly Class 1 per week
A Certificate in Christian Counseling is a specialized program designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to offer counseling services within a Christian or faith-based context. These programs typically integrate psychological counseling principles with Christian theology and ethics. Here's what you can generally expect from a Certificate in Christian Counseling program:
1. Core Curriculum:
Certificate programs in Christian Counseling typically include core courses that cover key aspects of counseling, psychology, and Christian faith integration, including:
Counseling Techniques: Training in counseling theories, techniques, and best practices for helping individuals and families.
Integration of Faith and Counseling: Examining how Christian beliefs and values can be integrated into the counseling process while respecting the client's faith background.
Psychological Assessment: Learning to assess and diagnose mental health issues and emotional struggles.
Ethical and Professional Considerations: Exploring ethical guidelines and legal considerations in counseling, with a focus on Christian ethics.
2. Theological Foundations:
These programs emphasize the study of Christian theology and teachings relevant to counseling, including biblical perspectives on healing, forgiveness, and personal growth.
3. Practical Application:
Many programs include supervised practical experiences, case studies, and role-play exercises to help students apply counseling skills in a Christian context.
4. Ethical and Spiritual Considerations:
Discussion of ethical considerations in Christian counseling, including issues related to confidentiality, boundaries, and cultural sensitivity.
Upon completing a Certificate in Christian Counseling program, individuals may receive a certificate recognizing their expertise in Christian counseling.
6. Career Opportunities:
Graduates of these programs can pursue various career opportunities, including:
Christian Counselor: Providing counseling services within churches, Christian counseling centers, or private practice, with a focus on integrating faith into the therapeutic process.
Church Counseling Ministry: Serving as a counseling minister or counselor within a church or religious organization.
Mental Health Support: Assisting individuals and families dealing with emotional or psychological challenges within a Christian context.
Marriage and Family Counseling: Specializing in marriage and family therapy from a Christian perspective.
Christian Life Coaching: Offering coaching services that blend counseling principles with Christian faith for personal and spiritual growth.
Before enrolling in a Certificate in Christian Counseling program, individuals should consider their career goals and whether the program aligns with their aspirations for providing counseling services within a Christian or faith-based context.
CURRICULUM WITHIN THE CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING PROGRAM Required Courses -
CC510 Intro to Counseling 3
CC11 Biblical Counseling 3 credit hours
CC15 Helping Relationships (3 credit hours)
CC500 Human Development and Change (3 credit hours)
CC 223 Introduction to Psychology: Christian Counseling Perspectives (3 credit hours)
CC 225 Crisis Counseling (3 credit hours) CC 226 Developing a Counseling Ministry (3 credit hours) CC525a Ethics and Professional Orientation (3 credits)
These Courses are required for those who want to go forth into an Associate or Bachelor - 20 Credits CC602 Counseling and Physiology (3 credits) CC704 Models of counseling (3 credits) Addictions Series - online (3 credits CC512 Psychopathology (3 credit hours) CC 224 Intro to Counseling Study Guide (3 credit hours) CC 223 Pastoral Counseling 3 credit hours CC 344 Action Plan / why would you say Christian Counseling is Important from what you have study in this course