2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (BS/MA)

Degree: Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Majors: Biblical Studies, Professional Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Major Mission: The Clinical Mental Health program will provide training that will give entry level qualifications for opportunities in professional mental health counseling and state licensure.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Evaluate theory and use formal measurements to accurately assess the client's context, learning, development, personality, motivation, and character.
  2. Develop clinical skill necessary to conduct individual therapy for those with serious mental health conditions.
  3. Integrate specific knowledge and skill necessary to counsel effectively those with various diagnoses, vocational need, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  4. Conduct critical thinking skills to evaluate theory and practice from a biblical perspective.
  5. Synthesize information and knowledge by means of supervised counseling experiences.
  6. Acquire sufficient knowledge of scientific research and literature to be prepared to investigate specific areas of need in mental health counseling.
  7. Apply ethical principles to prospective clinical situations that reflect an open and collaborative approach to resolve ethical dilemmas.

Additional Requirements needed for Pennsylvania Licensure

Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

PCN 122Group Experience & Self Evaluation

3

PCN 123Introduction to the Counseling Profession

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

PCN 201Systems of Counseling I: Christian

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winterim/Summer

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (300 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

SOC 228Principles & Techniques of Counseling

3

PCN 212Systems of Counseling II: Psychology

3

PCN 351Therapy Lab I

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

MAT 216Statistics for the Social Sciences

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

PCN 352Therapy Lab II

1

PCN ____Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:18

Winterim/Summer

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

SOC 203Principles of Sociology

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

PCN 4585-Year PCN Field Seminar

3

CPS 501Orientation to Counseling and Psychology

3

CPS 508Counseling Skills in Helping Relationships

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

PCN ____Elective

1

CPS 510Human Growth and Development across the Lifespan

3

CPS 530Professional Ethics in Counseling & Psychology Casework

3

CPS 541Group Counseling Leadership Skills

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Winterim/Summer

CPS 525Counseling & Psychological Assessment Techniques I

3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

PHI 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

PCN ____Elective

1

CPS 515Counseling Theory and Techniques

3

CPS 531Abnormal Psychology

3

CPS 572Addictions Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

THE 320

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

CPS 505Research Design & Stats for Counselors

3

CPS 546Theories of Personality

3

CPS 583Cross-Cultural Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Winterim/Summer

CPS 555

____ ____Counseling Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:9

5th Year

Fall Semester

____ ____Counseling Elective

3

CPS 551Counseling Assessment II

3

CPS 601Professional CNS Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Spring Semester

CPS 575Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

CPS 602Professional CNS Internship

3

CPS 588Career and Vocational Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Summer

CPS 603Professional CNS Field Service

3

Notes:

CPS 501, CPS 508, CPS 510, CPS 530, CPS 541, CPS 525, CPS 515, CPS 531, CPS 572, CPS 505, CPS 546, CPS 583, CPS 555, CPS 551, CPS 601, CPS 575, CPS 602, CPS 588, CPS 603, Counseling Elective: Graduate School Course