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BICO 241 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)

An introductory study of the field of counseling from a biblical perspective. Emphasis on the current status of biblical and psychological theories and practice. Prerequisites: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, and HUEN 122. (3 credit hours)

BICO 243 – Counseling Problems and Procedures (3)

This course is a continuation of the principles learned in BICO 241 Introduction to Biblical Counseling, applying those principles in general areas of concern such as depression, worry, fear, conflict, stress, assurance, God’s will, dedication, and others. The class will include more advanced procedures for gathering data, homework generation, application of biblical counsel, and assessment. (3 credit hours)

BICO 248 – The Biblical Counselor (3)

This course addresses the scriptural qualifications/characteristics of an effective biblical counselor. Emphasis is placed on practical steps of personal growth leading to spiritual maturity and resulting in the ability to influence others to grow and change. Prerequisites: BICO 241. (3 credit hours)

BICO 255 – Counseling Women (3)

This course examines counseling issues from the perspective of God-given gender traits, inclinations, and roles. Root issues, gender-specific responses, and the application of biblical truth to effect change and growth in counselees are included in the study. Prerequisites: BICO 241. (3 credit hours)

BICO 265 – Counseling and Psychology (2)

This course is designed to critically analyze clinical psychology, Christian psychology, and the integrationist approach in contrast with the biblical model of counseling. The student will examine the methodologies of these systems and their anthropological presuppositions from a biblical viewpoint. Furthermore, students will identify any benefits derived from the study of scientific psychology as a descriptive science. Prerequisites: BICO 241. (2 credit hours)

BICO 330 – Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling (2)

This course explores the relationships between Systematic Theology and the theological process in biblical counseling. This course endeavors to link between theological rigor and practical application in a counseling setting, further advancing students in both the theological and practical. Together we explore the practical ways in which theology informs both the counseling process and actual counseling. Prerequisites: BIBI 111, BIBI 112, BICO 241, and Junior classification. (2 credit hours)

BICO 348 – Counseling Seminar (2)

This seminar is designed to provide the student with biblical answers to a variety of the issues he or she will face in ministry. This seminar usually takes place for one week off campus. (2 credit hours)

BICO 448 – Counseling Techniques (3)

This capstone course in the counseling program examines the various styles and techniques of biblical counselors through observation and analyses of biblical counseling sessions. Surpervised classroom counseling will provide students an opportunity to develop their own counseling styles consistent with Scripture and best suited to their gifts, abilities, and personalities. Prerequisites: BICO 241, 242, 248, 265, and 348. (3 credit hours)