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Master of Arts in Counseling

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The need for godly counselors in greater Phoenix has never been greater—life for many is an unending series of personal and family challenges that need to be viewed in a biblical perspective. The fully-accredited Phoenix Seminary Master of Arts in Counseling program is designed to train highly competent Christian professionals and meets the curricular requirements of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. If God is calling you to help people through counseling, and being trained in a conservative Evangelical community matters to you, this is the program for you.

The program includes courses taught by counseling educators and practitioners as well as biblical scholars. The courses that make up the program include those integrating Christian theology along with the study of brain physiology and human behavior. Graduates of the program must complete professional internships and all licensing exams before practicing as licensed counselors.

Program Details

Program Requirements

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY CORE: 10 Credits

BL508   Survey of the Old Testament

BL509   Survey of the New Testament

TH500   Survey of Christian Theology

COUNSELING CORE: 45 Credits

CF500   Counseling Skills

CF501   Counseling Theories

CF505   Human Growth and Development

CF508   Marriage and Family Counseling

CF509   Integration of Counseling and Christianity

CF510   Human Sexuality

CF511   Chemical Dependency and Addictive Disorders

CF520   Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling

CF521   Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

CF522   Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling

CF523   Group Counseling

CF524   Testing and Appraisal in Counseling

CF525   Research Methods

CF526   Career Counseling and Development

CF527   Biology, Cognition, and Behavior

CF528   Individual Counseling Experience

COUNSELING ELECTIVES: 6 Credits (CHOOSE THREE)

CF512   Counseling Adults from Dysfunctional and Abusive Families

CF513   Trauma, Loss and Grief

CF514   Child and Adolescent Counseling

CF535   Mending the Soul

PRACTICUM, INTERNSHIP AND EXAMINATION: 9 Credits

CF593   Counseling Pre-Practicum

CF596   Counseling Internship I

CF597   Counseling Internship II

CF598   Professional Qualifying Exam

CF599   Comprehensive Examination

CD530   30-hour Periodic Faculty Review

CD560   60-hour Periodic Faculty Review

TOTAL CREDITS   70

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