Louisiana Baptist University




Address: 6301 Westport Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71129
Phone: 318-686-2360
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Louisiana Baptist University School of Christian Counseling

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling totally online.
If you have sufficient preparation in psychology and Christian counseling as determined by your faculty advisor, you may wish to pursue the Master of Arts in Psychology and Christian Counseling degree program. As with all graduate study programs you must, however, meet the individual approval of the Admissions Office.

This program requires that you already possess an undergraduate degree in a related field of study. You must complete a minimum of thirty semester credit hours (30SCH) of course work. You must also complete a thesis for which you receive six semester credit hours (6SCH), for a total of thirty-six semester credit hours (36SCH) at the graduate level.

Master Level Courses:


PCC500 ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
. This course will enable you to understand the facts and myths about Attention Deficit Disorder

PCC504 GROUP COUNSELING. This course chronicles the development of a group therapy session and gives the student an opportunity to examine the group process in-depth.

PCC508 ESSENTIALS OF COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT. This course is designed to help busy counselors quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments.

PCC511 COUNSELING FOR UNPLANNED PREGNANCY AND INFERTILITY. Arms the counselor with understanding and techniques designed to assist those who are dealing with unplanned pregnancies and issues related to infertility.

PCC512 COUNSELING FOR PROBLEMS OF SELF-CONTROL. A review of the foundations to the problem of self-control, techniques for identifying the causes for lack of self-control, along with clinical and biblical solutions to problems of self-control.

PCC513 COUNSELING FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION. A course which addresses substance abuse and addiction in clients. Provides a Christian approach to counseling the people in our society who are afflicted with this destructive and life threatening behavioral disorder.

PCC514 COUNSELING AND SELF-ESTEEM. Provides information and techniques designed to teach the counselor how to assist an individual in developing a sound self- image and functional self-worth.

PCC515 ETHNICITY, FAMILIES AND COUNSELING. Designed to provide an in- depth understanding of family issues and to suggest the approaches to appropriate and effective family counseling.

PCC517 COUNSELING FOR ANGER. Helps the counselor understand the causes of anger, how to remediate anger, to resolve problems initiated by anger in marriages, in children, in ones and in ones relationship with God.

PCC518 COUNSELING THE SPIRITUALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL. Differentiates between mental disorder and demonic influence. Provides biblically-based interventions and counseling therapies.

PCC519 COUNSELING AND DIVORCE. Divorce is dealt with from the Scriptural perspective. Focus is on these questions: “Is divorce justiable?” “What should be the Christian counselors attitude toward divorced persons?” “Under what conditions, according to the Scripture, is an individual entitled to a divorce?” “What counseling therapies are most effective in interfacing with those who have experienced a divorce?”

PCC520 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING. An enabling view of marriage counseling is presented. Biblical guidelines, counseling methodologies and other issues are addressed.

PCC525 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. A comprehensive introduction to research, theory, and application in the field of personality. Individual differences and situational influences are examined concerning authoritarianism, achievement motivation, anxiety, intelligence, self-concept, interpersonal attraction, aggression, sexuality, and altruism.

PCC526 READINGS IN CURRENT COUNSELING TRENDS. Independent reading course utilizing current book publications, periodicals and newspapers. A student must work with his or her advisor in developing the bibliography and drafting a comprehensive literature review.

PCC528 PSYCHOTHERAPY I. This course gives a careful analysis and penetrating critiques of: Freudian Psychoanalysis, Ego-Psychology, Behavior Modication, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Adlerian and Reality Therapies, Person- Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy and Jungian Therapy.

PCC529 PSYCHOTHERAPY II. A continuation of PCC528.

PCC534 COUNSELING IN TIMES OF CRISIS. In-depth information is presented regarding current crisis intervention techniques and the goals of counseling in crisis situations.

PCC535 ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY. This course helps youth workers, counselors, pastors and teachers gain valuable insight into the different struggles of adolescents and how to help them gain victory over these struggles.

PCC540 CAREER COUNSELING. This course will give much needed insight into vocational and career counseling.

PCC587 PRACTICUMS IN COUNSELING. A practicum requires that the student be actively participating in an organized counseling facility under an approved supervisor. The student is required to file regular reports of actual involvement in the counseling process. This report shall show dates and times of involvement along with supervisory evaluation of the students progress. All practicums require prior approval.

PCC590-598 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. Individually-approved learning experiences with preparatory readings, regular reports and close supervision in an appropriate professional setting such as a church, social agency or other counseling environment.

PCC589 WRITING PROJECT. Master level students now have the option of doing a traditional thesis for 6 hours credit or choose instead to do one extra course and a writing project. The writing project counts for three semester hours (3 SCH) of credit. It requires 25 double spaced pages of text. Your project must contain a cover page, a table of contents, footnotes, and a bibliography.

PCC599 THESIS. This course is taken for six semester credit hours (6 SCH) for the thesis project. No thesis credit is awarded until the thesis is completed and accepted. It requires 75 double spaced pages of text. Your project must contain a cover page, a table of contents, footnotes, and a bibliography.

Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling totally online.


The Ph.D. is the highest academic degree that can be earned at the institution. Therefore, the University demands an excellence in scholarship which includes the ability to execute effective independent research. Because of the nature of a Ph.D. Program, no more than thirty semester hours of credit should be achieved through structured class work. Structured courses will be selected from the 600 and 700 series of counseling courses. All other courses must be approved research projects, practicums or cooperative education experiences that fall within the parameters of the field of study. The program culminates in an original work representing a significant contribution in their field of study.

The self-directed portion of the program promotes personal growth through independent research and a wide variety of learning initiatives offered in the program, including directed research projects, approved readings, carefully monitored practicums and cooperative learning experiences.

The person admitted to our Ph.D. program must have the appropriate academic background and the initiative, self-discipline and the research skills necessary to succeed in such a program.

Upon approval for entry into the program the doctoral student is assigned a faculty advisor and two other faculty members. These three persons must approve the individualized program that is designed for the student seeking a Ph.D. The faculty advisor acts as chairperson for this committee. Faculty members function primarily as facilitators or evaluators who advise and monitor your progress.

Doctorate Level Counseling Courses:

PCC610 STUDY OF NOUTHETIC OF COUNSELING I. Based on the Book: COMPETENT TO COUNSEL By: Jay E. Adams. The study and procedure of using the Scriptures for the purpose of Nouthetic confrontation, which is to positively effect both personality and behavioral changes through encouragement, act, and discipline.

PCC611 STUDY OF NOUTHETIC OF COUNSELING II. Based on the Book: THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR’S MANUAL by Jay Adams. Continuation of PCC610.

PCC621 COUNSELING THE SICK AND TERMINALLY ILL. Based on the Book: On Death and Dying By: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Provides biblically based techniques for use in counseling and ministering to the seriously and terminally ill.

PCC622 COUNSELING ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS. Based on the Book: WORKING WITH CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS Second Edition By: Bryan E. Robinson & J. Lyn Rhoden. Provides an understanding of the alcoholic family and the children of the alcoholic. Counseling techniques for dealing with the relational and spiritual problems of children of the alcoholic.

PCC623 COUNSELING AND CHILDREN. Based on the Book: HIGH RISK BY Dr. Ken Magid & Carole A. McKelvey. Information on young children through elementary school age is provided. Focus is on counseling strategies which are effective in addressing issues related to children.

PCC624 COUNSELING BEFORE MARRIAGE. Based on the book: The Premarital Counseling Handbook By: H. Norman Wright. Assists the Christian in understanding how to prepare people for marriage and remarriage. It assists counselor to understand the issues and proclivities of marriage and thus enables the counselor more effectively to address a client’s questions and challenges.

PCC625 COUNSELING AND HOMOSEXUALITY. Based on the Book: Loving Homosexuals as Jesus Would: A Fresh Christian Approach (Paperback)
By Chad W. Thompson Provides the latest facts to assist the Christian Counselor in effectively and compassionately ministering to the Homosexual. This course offers great insight into understanding the truth concerning homosexuality.

PCC630 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND COUNSELING. Based on the Book: Managing Conflict in the Church By: David W. Kale. A study of how to manage and resolve conflicts or disputes among groups and individuals.

PCC631 SEXUAL ETHICS IN COUNSELING. Based on the Book: CHRISTIAN COUNSELING ETHICS By: Randolph K. Sanders. Considers the damage that occurs professionally, personally, and ethically when ministers and counselors form sexually inappropriate relationships with their parishioners/clients. This study also deals with the professional liability when such a relationship occurs.

PCC632 BIBLICAL COUNSELING THERAPIES. Based on the Book: HANDBOOK FOR CHRIST-CENTERED COUNSELING THE DYNAMICS OF SPIRITUOTHERAPY By: Charles R. Solomon. A course for every Christian counselor, with practical step-by-step instructions for leading people to personal remediation of psychological/emotional dysfunctions. The concept of Spirituotherapy is both explained and illustrated through the application of selected therapies.

PCC640 THE BIBLE AND RECOVERY: Biblical Aspects of the Twelve Steps and other recovery principles. Based on the Book: THE BIBLE AND RECOVERY By: Eric L. Davis, Ph.D., LCSW, LCAC. This course gives insight to the Biblical Aspects of the Twelve Steps and other recovery programs.

PCC701-704 APPLIED RESEARCH TOPICS. The role of individual research is an important element in the requirements of graduate education. Students will be expected to understand the forming of research questions and the appropriate methodology and techniques in the development of a research project and paper. Applied research projects require prior approval of the faculty chairperson.

PCC705 READINGS IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING. This is an independent reading course taken in conjunction with other assigned courses. A student must work with his or her faculty chairperson in developing the bibliography and draft a comprehensive literature review.

RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS FOR APPLIED RESEARCH AND DIRECTED

READINGS

Diagnostic Strategies

Topics in Counseling and Psychopharmacology

Human Behavior I and II

Social Psychology Topics

Clinical Psychology Topics

Corporate Psychology

Social Administration

Organizational Behavior

PCC710 PRACTICUMS IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING. A practicum requires that the student be actively participating in an organized counseling facility under an approved supervisor. The student is required to file regular reports of actual involvement in the counseling process. This report shall show dates and times of involvement along with supervisory evaluation of the student’s progress. All practicums require prior approval.

PCC790-798 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. Individually-approved learning experiences with preparatory readings, regular reports and close supervision in an appropriate professional setting such as a church, social agency or other counseling environment.

PCC799 DISSERTATION. This course is taken for fifteen semester credit hours (15 SCH) for the dissertation project. The dissertation is to be of a length and scope which are commensurate with a rigorous and scholarly treatment of the subject. Special instructions are available through your Academic Advisor.