Psychology: Chemical Dependency Counseling
This program seeks to equip the student with a foundational grasp of human behavior and mental processes. General Biblical and professional disciplines are holistically blended to create an ongoing process of learning. Options open to graduates include the following:
- Apprenticeships/entry level work (i.e., juvenile court/corrections, half-way house groups, social services, shelters for abused groups)
- Graduate work seminary level
- Graduate work university level
Additional education and supervised work may be required for certification, depending on state/institutional requirements.
Upon completion of this program a student should be able to:
- Articulate the connection between the Bible and psychological science and describe how this unity equips the student for chemical dependency counseling.
- Express feelings of frustration, anxiety, and patience in a healthy manner and assist others in the same healing process.
- Establish reasonable outcomes in the counseling process that benefit counselees.
- Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of truth.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to use a variety of helping plans that benefit the recovery process.
General Education Core = 54 hours
Religion Core = 27 hours
- CE100 Introduction to Christian Education
- MI100 Introduction to Christian Missions
- CD101 Introduction to Chemical Dependency
- PS225 Behavior Modification
- PS202 Life Span Psychology
- CD211 Prevention Strategies in Substance Abuse and Dependence
- CD213 Marriage & Family Dynamics in Counseling
- PS311 Personality Theories
- PS413 Abnormal Psychology
- CD314 Psychopharmacology
- CD214 Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Recovery
- PS112 Personal Awareness
- CD312 Case Management
- CD212 Ethical Issues in Counseling
- CD321 Theories and Techniques of Individual Counseling
- CD322 Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling
- CD491-492 Chemical Dependency Counseling Practicum