MissionTo prepare, train, and foster a diverse body of students to become competent Christian and professional counselors with ethical principles to provide high quality and effective counseling services necessary to diverse constituents.
ObjectivesThe M.C.C. program will provide education, resources, and guidance:
- To help its students to be deeply rooted in and understand their religious heritage so that they may have firm foundation as Christian workers (Religious Heritage).
- To nurture them to achieve spiritual maturity and personal formation as Christian counselors to serve local churches (Spiritual Formation).
- To aid them to be well-informed about and have insight into the cultural and global contexts into which they are sent as Christian workers (Cultural Contexts).
- To equip them with capacity and competency to be leaders of ecclesial or public domain for which are called to serve (Leadership).
- M.C.C. (Master of Christian Counseling) students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 64credits.
- Students must complete the Library Information Literary class in their first semester of the program.
- A cumulative grade point average of B- (2.7) must be maintained.
- Students must satisfactorily pass the graduation exams: Bible test and essay test for M.C.C. students.
Degree Requirements:LIL500 Library Information Literacy (0) Biblical and Theological Studies (12 credits)
- BNT 511 Survey of the New Testament [Religious Heritage]
- BOT 511 Survey of the Old Testament [Religious Heritage]
- CHM 511 Foundations for Church Ministry [Leadership]
- THL 501 Systematic Theology I [Religious Heritage]
- CNS 501 Introduction to Christian Counseling* [Religious Heritage]
- CNS 505 Biblical Counseling* [Religious Heritage]
- CNS 511 Counseling Theory [Religious Heritage]
- CNS 711 Group Counseling [Cultural Context]
- CNS 714 Marriage and Family Counseling* [Cultural Context]
- CNS 716 Multi-cultural Counseling [Cultural Context]
- CNS 744 Psychology and Theology (Faith and Counseling)* [Religious Heritage]
- CNS 763 Ethics of Counseling [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 780 Counseling Practicum [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 781 Counseling Practicum (1 credit) [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 785 Research and Program Evaluation [Leadership]
- PSY 523 Human Growth and Development [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 721 Conflict Transformation [Cultural Context]
* MCC Core Courses: cannot be waivedMajor electives (12 credits)
- CNS 718 Career Development and Counseling [Cultural Context]
- CNS 721 Conflict Transformation [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 734 Crisis Counseling [Leadership]
- CNS 735 Addiction and Recovery [Cultural Context]
- CNS 755 Counseling and Sexuality [Cultural Context]
- CNS 631 Counseling Children [Cultural Context]
- CNS 641 Individual Counseling [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 642 Inner Healing [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 701 Marriage and Family System [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 761 Self-Appraisal [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 791 Behavioral Health Interpreting [Cultural Context]
Or any graduate level counseling course in the CatalogSpiritual Formation Requirements (0 credits)
- SPF101 Chapel Service [Spiritual Formation]
- SPF102 Chapel Service [Spiritual Formation]
- SPF201 Chapel Service [Spiritual Formation]
- SPF202 Chapel Service [Spiritual Formation]
- SPF301 Chapel Service [Spiritual Formation]
- SPF302 Chapel Service [Spiritual Formation]
- CNS 782 Human Service Practicum (1 credit)
- CNS 783 Mental Health Practicum (1 credit)
- CNS 784 Clinical Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
Or any graduate level coursesTotal 64 credits
AccreditationWUV is certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to grant BA, BS, M.R.E., MDiv., MCC, D.Min., and DCPC degrees. WUVis also accredited by Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Non-Discrimination PolicyWUV admits students without regard to race, color, physical disability, national or ethnic origin and accords all rights, privileges, programs and activities to all students at the university. However, some classes are taught in Korean so it is not advisable for those who are not proficient in Korean language to register for classes that are taught in Korean.
The purpose of the D.C.P.C. program is to advance clinically competent and spiritually mature leadership in the field of Christian Counseling by equipping students with advanced knowledge and skills that integrate counseling discipline with sound Christian doctrine. The program seeks to raise leadership and scholarship among Christian counselors so that students may be prepared to serve in churches and other faith-based organizations, as well as in secular places and practices to make meaningful community and global contributions.
To educate and equip a diverse student body with the most advanced level of psychotherapy/counseling knowledge and skills grounded in ethical principles to reach people effectively to bring healing and restoration in them.
Each graduate of the D.C.P.C. program will be able to:
- Model and interpret a series of methods of evaluating and comparing secular theories of psychotherapy from an evangelistic standpoint, synthesizing and applying a wide array of counseling theories from an integrated Christian Worldview.
- Assess, diagnose, and treat clients in broad range of age, gender, and race; treat mental disorders using multiple appropriate, biblically established counseling theories and techniques.
- Demonstrate a counseling process that is Bible-based, God-honoring, Christ-centered, and Spirit-powered, separate from a secular psychotherapy.
- Incorporate ethical and legal standards from the counseling field to justify one’s own observations of a client.
- Evaluate children, adolescents, couples and family clients in order to effectively determine treatments in accordance with a distinctly Christian worldview and established best practices.
- Evaluate diverse populations within a systems context in order to effectively determine appropriate treatments.
*Prerequisites* 0 credits
Counseling (Any 4 courses or their equivalents from the following courses)
- Counseling Theories or Introduction to Christian Counseling (3 credits)
- Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
- Ethics of Counseling (3 credits)
- Psychology and Theology (3 credits)
- Group Counseling or Individual Counseling (3 credits)
Theology (Any 3 courses from the following courses)
- Systematic Theology (3 credits)
- Introduction to New Testament (3 credits)
- Introduction to Old Testament (3 credits)
- Practical Theology or its equivalent (3 credits)
Core Major Requirements 33 credits
- CNS 800 Integration of Theology and Psychology (3 credits)
- CNS 805 Applied Counseling Theories (3 credits)
- CNS 810 Counselor Spirituality and Identity (3 credits)
- CNS 825 Advanced Family Therapy (3 credits)
- CNS 835 Applied Research I (3 credits)
- CNS 850 Cognitive theory and Application (3 credits)
- CNS 855 Attachment Based Treatment (3 credits)
- CNS 860 Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors (3 credits)
- CNS 865 Advanced Psychopathology and Treatment (3 credits)
- CNS 877 Advanced Counseling Seminar (3 credits)
- CNS 880 Ministry of Counseling (3 credits); or CNS 883; CNS 886; CNS 889
Internship 3 credits
CNS 900 Internship in Counseling I (3 credits)
Dissertation Writing and Defense 6 credits
- CNS 990 Dissertation Writing and Defense I (3 credits)
- CNS 999 Dissertation Writing and Defense II (3 credits)