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Doctor of Christian Counseling and Psychology (CPsy.D.)

Credit Hours: 39
Prerequisites: Master’s Degree or Equivalent

A Doctoral Degree in Christian Counseling and Psychology is one of the highest level degrees you can earn in the field of Christian Counseling psychology. This is relatively a recent new degree option also known as the CPsy.D.

The Doctor of Psychology program in Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy is open to those who have been actively engaged in some form of professional ministry (parish, social service, community outreach, chaplaincy, etc.) for at least five years and who meet the admission requirements listed for this degree. The degree is offered to credentialed ministry professionals and is not designed for those just entering the field of counseling. A doctorate degree in Christian Counseling and Psychology is required if you want to open your own private practice.

Courses You’ll Complete to Earn Your Degree

  • GCCS610 Crisis Counseling I
  • GCCS620 Crisis Counseling II
  • GCCS623 Counseling for Change
  • GBPA540 Anger’s Slippery Slope
  • GCCS301 Building Strong Marriages and Families
  • GCCS630 Marriage Counseling
  • GCCS650 Suicide and the Evil Force Behind It
  • GCCS629 Counseling, Psychology and the Christian
  • GCCS520 Abnormal Psychology
  • GCCS510 Spiritual Navigation
  • GCCS530 Conflict Management and Resolution
  • DISS424 Dissertation

Admission Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a cognate field of ministry or counseling validated by a transcript.
  • Five years of full-time professional experience in pastoral ministry or counseling
  • Completion of the Application Procedure

Doctoral students are encouraged to consider becoming board certified christian counselors through the National Association of Christian Counselors (NACC).

Total Cost w/o Books: $6,600.00

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