Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology

Integrate Christian values and counseling methods

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Program Outcomes

The Psychology Major, with a Counseling Concentration, provides the student with the academic and professional preparation necessary to work in the field of counseling or to continue studies in graduate school.

Students successfully completing the Counseling Psychology Major of the Trinity Quest program will demonstrate:
1. A basic understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical
trends in counseling and psychology.
2. The ability to weigh evidence, act ethically, and integrate Christian values with psychology as a discipline.
3. Professional skills in the area of his or her concentration.

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Course Descriptions

COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling

COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling
3 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to the field of Christian counseling, comparing secular and Christian models for understanding people, problem development, and intervention strategies. Must be taken the first semester it is offered after entering the counseling program.

GNMN 3312 Christian Perspectives and Learning Skills

COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling
3 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to the field of Christian counseling, comparing secular and Christian models for understanding people, problem development, and intervention strategies. Must be taken the first semester it is offered after entering the counseling program.

BIBL 3323 Biblical Ethics

BIBL 3323 Biblical Ethics
3 Credit Hours
Students will become familiar with the wisdom literature of the Old and New Testaments, and of cultures and writings throughout history. Students will understand the integration of the wisdom teachings of the Old and New Testaments and what that means to modern day Biblically based ethical decision making.

THEO 3313 Christian Theology

THEO 3313 Christian Theology
3 Credit Hours
This course serves as an introduction to the study of Christian Theology. Participants will explore key doctrines such as divine revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, salvation and Christian spirituality, the church and eschatology.

COUN 2302 Crisis Counseling

COUN 2302 Crisis Counseling
3 Credit Hours
PREREQUISITE: COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling.
This course examines specific strategies for counseling various crisis situations including grief, terminal illness, abuse, unemployment, and addictions from a Christian as well as a clinical perspective. Strategies will be explained and rehearsed for recognizing symptoms of abuse and/or addiction and intervening when necessary.

COUN 4312 Seminar in Group Dynamics

COUN 4312 Seminar in Group Dynamics
3 Credit Hours
PREREQUISITE: COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling.
The principles of group dynamics will be presented along with practical guidance and experience in leading and participating in various types of groups.

CLP 3146 Psychopathology*

CLP 3146 Psychopathology*
3 Credit Hours
PREREQUISITE: PSY 1012 General Psychology
This course exams the major categories of mental disorders. Diagnostic criteria, treatment methods, and legislation applicable to the emotionally disturbed are studied. Local agencies which provide services to the mentally disordered are reviewed.

COUN 4302 Counseling Skills Lab

COUN 4302 Counseling Skills Lab
3 Credit Hours
PREREQUISITE: COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling and other Counseling and Psychology courses in the program. This course studies counseling strategies and techniques for diagnosis and treatment. A discussion of actual disguised cases, as well as representative counseling situations, is used.

CPSY 4401 Counseling Internship

CPSY 4401 Counseling Internship
3 Credit Hours
The course requires 128 contact hours of counseling activity under the supervision of an on-site counselor and the department chairperson. An internship contract specifies the activities engaged in and the standards used in evaluating the success of the experience.

BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ

BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ
3 Credit Hours
This course comprehensively studies the life of Christ as seen in the Gospels. An emphasis of the theme of each Gospel is considered, as well as, a synoptic and chronological view of the life of Jesus, with an interpretation of key events and main discourses.

BIBL 3314 New Testament Survey

BIBL 3314 New Testament Survey
3 Credit Hours
All twenty-seven books of the New Testament will be reviewed for an essential understanding of the linkage to the Old Testament, the working out of God’s plan for our salvation, the end times through the last days, and the glorious hope of heaven. The historical, literary, cultural, and archaeological context will also be reviewed.

BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics

BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics
3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to study principles and procedures for interpreting Scriptures, as well as, for the provision of an inductive approach toward Bible study. It emphasizes the grammatical, historical, and cultural method of interpretation with guidelines which are applicable to any book of the Bible.

BIBL 3313 Old Testament Survey

BIBL 3313 Old Testament Survey
3 Credit Hours
This course provides a survey of each Old Testament book in relation to authorship, date, purpose, and time period. The Old Testament is divided into eleven historical periods and covers the history, geography, and cultural context of each period as well as the contribution of each book to the Old Testament canon and its relationship to the fulfillment of God’s total progressive revelation.

BIBL 4301 Romans

BIBL 4301 Romans
3 Credit Hours
PREREQUISITE: BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics. This course is an exegesis of the Roman epistle including the historical background, the theological elements of condemnation, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Special attention is given to the dispensational and the practical divisions.

SYG 1431 Marriage and Family Communication

SYG 1431 Marriage and Family Communication*
3 Credit Hours
This course surveys the social aspects of courtship, marriage, and parenting across the life cycle. Additional topics include divorce, sexuality, and family communication. Consideration will be given to activities that strengthen marriage and family with implications for church ministry.

EXP 3604 Cognitive Psychology*

EXP 3604 Cognitive Psychology*
3 Credit Hours
This course concentrates on topics important to human cognition. We focus on how people acquire, process, and store information. We also examine human cognition factors such as memory, attention, problem-solving, reasoning, and decision making.

DEP 2004 Developmental Psychology*

DEP 2004 Developmental Psychology*
3 Credit Hours
Human psychological development from birth to death is studied. Consideration is given to psychological, emotional, cognitive, social, moral, and spiritual development and experiences.

COUN 3312 Counseling Adolescents

COUN 3312 Counseling Adolescents
3 Credit Hours
PREREQUISITE: COUN 3301 Introduction to Counseling
This course surveys the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth of the adolescent. Emphasis will be on counseling the adolescent and the family within church and family settings.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

MEET YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Leslie Rewald, MS. As the Chair of the Psychology and Counseling program, Professor Rewald will be your academic advisor available to you throughout your time as a student in this degree program. Professor Rewald earned her Master’s degree from Villanova University and her Bachelor of Arts at Temple University.

Leslie Rewald, MS

Interview with Leslie


Credit Transfer

Trinity Quest Degree completion students must have a minimum of 61 credits to transfer into the program. (The Registrar will evaluate transfer credits.)

Students who wish to enter the Trinity Quest Degree completion program and do not meet the minimum required transferable credits may apply for the Trinity Access Associate of Arts degree program which prepares students for the program requirements.

Program Structure

  • Bible and Theology – 24 Credits
  • Counseling Psychology – 30 Credits
  • General Education – 36 Credits (transfer or backfill)
  • Open Electives – 33 Credits (transfer or backfill)
  • Total Required Credits – 123 Credits

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Schedule

4 courses per semester, 2 every 8 weeks
2 summer online only courses

Monday Evenings classes
6-7:55 pm
8:05-10:00 pm

*Indicates this course is included in the Statewide Course Numbering System.

Available Online

This degree program is also available completely online and is separate from the online BA degrees. The Bachelor Science in Counseling Psychology follows the same courses as the on campus courses.

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