DMin in Christian Counseling and Spiritual Formation Program

 

General Description and Program Goals

The DMin in Christian Counseling and Spiritual Formation (hereafter DMin in CCSF) program is a 34-unit degree program that prepares students for scholarly research and effective ministerial skills on Christian counseling and spiritual formation. DMin in CCSF program will provide in-depth training in research on the integration of theology and psychology as well as in actual counseling techniques and spiritual formation practices

 

Learning outcomes

In accordance with World Mission University’s central objectives, the DMin in CCSF program seeks to enable students to:

 

    1. Engage their ministerial context with theological acumen and critical thinking by the integration of theology and psychology,
    2. Articulate and respond to crucial ministry issues in diverse personal and cultural contexts,
    3. Enhance and practice Christian counseling and spiritual formation at advanced levels as Christian leaders to contribute to a positive transformation of the world,
    4. Demonstrate dedication to personal and spiritual maturity.

 

Students will engage in research and writing, and produce a dissertation project integrating theory, literature, and field practice.

 

Degree Requirements: 34 Credits

The doctoral program combines classroom instruction and practicum. Students must successfully complete 34-semester units for graduation.

 

    • Academic Studies (24 units)
    • Practicum (4 units)
    • Research Methodologies (2 units)
    • Dissertation project (4 units)

 

 

Pre-Requisite Courses

 

If the applicant has a master’s degree in a discipline unrelated to counseling or spiritual formation, a pre-requisite of at least 6 units of MACP courses is required. Credits earned from the previous institution can be waived.

 

Required Courses

 

Academic Studies (24 credits)

CC701 Contemporary Theory and Techniques in Counseling for Effective Ministry…..………….4

CC702 Contemporary Issues in Christian Counseling Ministry ………………………………………….4

CC703 Christian Coaching in Ministry Context………………………………………………………………….…..4

SF701 Foundation of Spiritual Formation  ..….………………………………………………………………………4

SF702 Engaging with Spirit and the Wisdom of Spiritual Leadership in Community  ………….…4

SF703 Integration of Theology, Spirituality, and Psychology………………………………….. ………..4

 

Counseling Practicum (4 credits):

CC791 Practicum  …..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4

 

Research

DC700 Research Methodologies…….…………………………………………………………………………….……….2

DC 720 Professional Dissertation Project  .……………………………………………………………………………4