Doctorate of Christian Counseling

This Christian counseling degree program is not intended to lead to licensure nor does it include licensure.

D.C.C. Core course
 Examine the laws in your State for Christian Counseling requirements.  (3 credits)

D.C.C. 422: Christian-Based Clinical Interventions
Focus on Christian-Based Clinical Interventions. Examine Christian Sayings and Their Use with Anxiety. Study Psycho-spiritual Interventions to Challenge Cognitive Distortions. Explore Christianity and Psychotherapy. (5 credits)

D. Min 523 Grant Writing Proposal
Develop research skills of the background of potential proposals agencies. Examine planning processes. Create outreach skills. Explore methods to cultivate a relationship between nonprofit organizations and donors. Build a network of foundation and corporate funders. (7 credits)

D.C.C. 440: A Discover Biblical communication skills
Explore the Biblical definition of a Christ center home. Explore Biblical goals for building a strong family unit. Study Signs of a Spiritually Abusive System. Discover Biblical communication skills in the Christian home. (5 credits)

D.C.C. 440B: Define Relevant Ethical, Spiritual Counseling Standards
Examine the Scriptures for Christian guidance in dealing with depression, anxiety, and Christ-like self-image. Examine Spiritual Restoration. Define relevant ethical, spiritual counseling standards.  Explore Divorce and Remarriage. Study Sexuality and the Sensuous Sphere. (5 credits)

D.C.Admin 554 Manage By Objectives
Research methods of orderly Christian ministry; explore practical ministry skills. Study discipline organized planning; formulate a purpose for a ministry. Implement plans & evaluate results (5 credits)

D.L.D.D 555: Biblical Strategies for Aiding Others During Times of Disaster
Examine Biblical strategies for aiding others during times of disaster. Discover Scriptural guidance in managing time. Focus on the Biblical definition of leadership is, and how it relates to the believer's life. (5 credits)

D.C.S.Ph 444: Christian Science Philosophy
Focus on: A Philosophical look at Theistic Evolution. Discover theistic evolution is compatible with biblical teachings. Discover everything (except God) has a point of creation, compare, contrast, the term evolution and theistic evolution. Discover God's role in creation through made beings such as properties: size, weight, chemical composition, temperature, form, and structure. Study God's control of the structure of creation. From a theistic evolution standpoint, define the scientific theories of cosmological, geological, and biological evolution. (15 credits)

Complete a graduation exam.  Perform 200-hour Practicum or Internship; (20 credits) for practicum hours.
Dissertation – At least 200 pages with no less than 80 cited sources on a topic related to the degree major; (20 credits) for dissertations. All dissertations will be professionally edited by a third party editing company (at the cost of the student.) Total credits: 88.
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