SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

Welcome to the Counseling Department!  My dedication is assisting you, and enabling you to build a solid biblical foundation in which to apply God’s truth as you help others in your counseling ministry, and everyday life situations and relationships.  If you have any questions, you can personally reach me at 318-686-2360.  Just ask for me – Dr. Jay.  I will be glad to assist you.


Dr. Jay Foster

Dean of the School of Christian Counseling

School of christian counseling

The School of Christian Counseling offers a Certificate, the Bachelor of Arts, the Master of Arts, and the Doctor of Philosophy. We train ministers, counselors, and lay persons in effective Christian biblical counseling. All our programs equip counselors with recognized techniques, methods, and insights needed to minister to individuals. All our degrees can be earned from anywhere in the world.

 

There is great need for counselors who understand the power of Scripture to heal broken lives. All our programs therefore begin with the foundation of biblical principles in the application of counseling therapies. 

 

Many licensed professional counselors have felt the need to expand their training to include Christian Biblical Counseling. Louisiana Baptist University recommends that graduate students pursue membership in professional counseling organizations. Graduating students may obtain membership in the American Association of Christian Counselors, as well as other organizations.

CERTIFICATES


The School of Christian Counseling offers two certificates: Christian Life Coaching and Christian Counseling. These certificate programs are designed for those who want to increase their witness and ministry effectiveness through biblical counseling without completing a degree program.

 

The curriculum consists of ten college-level courses that you complete at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Our program will increase your capacity to study Scripture, to share the Gospel, and to minister within your church.

 

The cost for the entire program is $2000, which is payable over time. Upon completion of the program, you may participate in our annual commencement ceremony. Those who decide to pursue a degree have the option to transfer all thirty credit hours into a bachelor program.

CHRISTIAN LIFE COACHING

The Certificate in Christian Life Coaching is for those who are in a ministry of personal and group discipleship who want to better understand the biblical approach to success.

 

  •          Introduction to Christian Life Coaching
  •          Principles of Christian Life Coaching
  •          Communication Skills for Christian Life Coaching
  •          Christian Marriage Life Coaching
  •          Health and Wellness Coaching for Christian Life Coaches
  •          Christian Leadership Coaching
  •          Christian Ethics in Life Coaching
  •          Readings in Spiritual Formation
  •          Individual Christian Life Coaching
  •          Supervision and Assessment

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

The Certificate in Christian Counseling is for those who want to improve their counseling abilities without pursuing a degree in the field.

      

  •           Old Testament Survey
  •      New Testament Survey
  •          Bible Atlas
  •          Foundations for Christian Counseling
  •          Introduction to Christian Counseling
  •          Innovative Approaches to Counseling I
  •          Innovative Approaches to Counseling II
  •          Biblical Counseling
  •          Counseling the Depressed
  •          Soul Talk

BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR of arts in christian counseling

with a double major in biblical studies

Recommended for those called to a ministry of counseling either within the local church or as part of a professional counseling practice. You will study Bible and theology to form a foundation. Then you will develop specific counseling skills within the concentration courses. The electives will allow you to study a specialty within the discipline of counseling. A minor can be earned when a minimum of fifteen credit hours are completed in a particular discipline.

 

Orientation ..........................................................................................................................  2 Hours

 

General Studies Requirements ..........................................................................................  30 Hours

 

         English I

         English II

         Literature Elective

         Fundamentals of Speech

         History Elective

         History Elective

         Science Elective

         Science Elective

         Social Studies Elective

         Social Studies Elective

 

Bible Requirements ..........................................................................................................  30 Hours

 

         Hermeneutics

         Old Testament Survey

         New Testament Survey

         Personal Evangelism

         Introduction to Biblical and Theological Studies

         The God of the Bible

         God’s Creatures Good and Bad

         Jesus Christ and Salvation

         The Holy Spirit and the Church

         God’s Ultimate Victory

 

Counseling Requirements .................................................................................................  18 Hours

 

         Foundations for Christian Counseling

         Introduction to Counseling

         Innovative Approaches to Counseling I

         Innovative Approaches to Counseling II

         Biblical Counseling

         The Biblical Counselor

 

Counseling Electives ........................................................................................................  15 Hours

 

Free Electives ....................................................................................................................  30 Hours

 

Graduation Workshop .........................................................................................................  3 Hours

 

Total Degree Requirements ............................................................................................  128 Hours

MASTER OF ARTS

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

The curriculum combines core requirements with the flexibility to pursue particular interests through electives and a capstone project. Your advisor will work within these parameters to meet your academic needs and vocational goals.

 

Counseling Requirements .................................................................................................  15 Hours

 

         Theology of Biblical Counseling

         Human Development

         Psychotherapy I

         Psychotherapy II

         Spirituotherapy

 

Counseling Electives ........................................................................................................  12 Hours

Thesis or Practicum ............................................................................................................  6 Hours

 

Graduation Workshop .........................................................................................................  3 Hours

 

Total Degree Requirements ..............................................................................................  36 Hours

DOCTORAL DEGREE

doctor of philosophy in christian counseling

The Ph.D. is the highest academic degree that can be earned at the institution. Therefore, the University demands an excellence in scholarship that includes the appropriate academic background including a minimum of fifteen earned credit hours in graduate level counseling.

 

The self-directed portion of the program promotes personal growth through independent research and a wide variety of learning initiatives including directed research projects, approved readings, carefully monitored practicums, and cooperative learning experiences. The program culminates in an original work representing a significant contribution in the field of study.

 

Counseling Requirements .................................................................................................  15 Hours

 

         Nouthetic Counseling I

         Nouthetic Counseling II

         Nouthetic Counseling III

         Biblical Counseling Therapies I

         Biblical Counseling Therapies II

        

Counseling Electives ........................................................................................................  15 Hours

 

Applied Research Studies .................................................................................................  12 Hours

 

Dissertation .......................................................................................................................  15 Hours

 

Graduation Workshop .........................................................................................................  3 Hours

 

Total Degree Requirements ..............................................................................................  60 Hours