This course covers issues, challenges, and effective treatment strategies for people who are struggling with sexual purity. The course contains information on several core topics: sexual compulsivity; causes, assessment, and treatment of sexual addiction; sexual anorexia; and aspects of healthy sexuality. Students learn about current neurobiology research that supports the concept of addiction treatment for sexual issues and complete case study exercises based on clinical knowledge.
This course is an introduction to various approaches for providing couples counseling in the church setting. The course will focus on teaching a biblical conceptual model for understanding marriage and how dysfunction occurs and provides short-term methods and techniques to assist couples in crisis.
This course examines theories of grief and loss across the lifespan. The focus is on the experiences of loss, grief and bereavement as viewed by individuals, families and loved ones. Major topics include dying and bereavement, separation from a relationship, loss of a job, effects of a disaster, declines in functional health, acute illnesses and chronic diseases. The role of spirituality in the coping process is explored in order to increase the student's ability to implement Christ-centered faith modalities while mentoring or counseling with those who have experienced loss.
This course is an introduction to the principle areas, problems, and concepts of soteric counseling. It will be taught from an apostolic frame of reference.
This course examines financial stewardship from a biblical perspective. The focus is on the modern world and the desire to satisfy wants regardless of the cost, and the destructive behaviors to which many find themselves addicted. The solution utilizes biblical principles that identify behaviors and create pathways to financial control, thus helping to develop financial freedom while keeping God at the center of the process. Major topics include identifying destructive and addictive behaviors, handling finances during personal struggles, preparing for future needs, and managing finances to be a blessing to the kingdom of God.