Examine our Master of Biblical Psychology Degree
here and our Doctor of Biblical Psychology Degree. See also our New Biblical Psychotherapy degree information.
Each section gives information about the particular degree
Here is a Special offer to current
and new AACT Members. We are offering a "liberal" transfer of credits option for those interested in their continuing
For AACT Members... for a limited time...DCU will
drop its 20 credit hour minimum for issuing its Master of Biblical Psychology and Doctor of Biblical Psychology degrees.
does this mean? If you have varifiable transcripts (we will verify them by a phone call to your school) that you will
send to us we will issue either of the two degrees. There is only a $499.00 transfer fee, and if you need additional
courses they will be only $59.50 per semester hour. And we do have payment plans.
If you have not had a course on the DSM (IV or what is current) we will also require that but at no additional charge. (4
hours at $69.00 = $276.00…but you pay nothing for this class). If you have taken
a DSM course you may replace it with other courses... If you have no classes in Biblical Counseling and Therapy
we will also send to you, at no cost, two courses in Biblical Counseling. Please act soon as we may not
be advetising this special after 2009. Please also ask about our 2 or 4 month payment plans.
you have questions please call the AACT office at 601-833-4559 or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing
The Master of Psychology (Biblical Model) degree and the Doctor of Psychology (Biblical Model) degree issued by Dayspring
Christian University are not secular degrees, but are a Religious degree.
We do not promise admission to any secular positions if you hold either of these degrees. The ITCT nor DCU is not accredited by the AMA or any other state or professional associations, and has
never claimed any association to the AMA or any other state or professional associations except the AACT. The degree
is not an approved degree by the AMA or any other state or professional associations, but is a religious degree issued to
benefit Pastors and Christian Counselors in their pursuit to help persons in need of counseling or therapy. The degrees have
however, in the past, helped several ministers in their counseling ministry and is approved by the Archbishop of Dayspring
Ministries International and the Evangelical Christian Church Worldwide, The parent organization of the University.
is our purpose??? Among many things, part of our purpose is to assist every faith based counselor and therapist to have his
or her best chance to collect funds for counseling from insurance companies. You deserve this... and with this new degree
we are told it is easier to collect those funds you deserve.
Master of Biblical Psychology
42 credit hours required
- Exegesis I (New Testament) – 3 credits
- Hermeneutics I – 3 credits
- Christian Counseling Training I (Dr. Kitay) – 3 credits
PSY504 - Pneumatology (Ministry of the Holy Spirit) - 3 credits
PSY523 - Human Development – 3 credits
PSY528 - Research and Evaluation – 3 credits
- Cultural and Ethnic Perspectives – 3 credits
PSY555 - Crisis Intervention I – 3 credits
PSY564 - Using
the DSM (IV) I – 3 credits (This is an elective if you have taken a class
on the DSM)
- Introduction to Forensic Psychology – 3 credits
PSY520 - Ethics for Psychologists – 3 credits
Seasonal Affective Disorder –3 credits
PSY522 - Ethics in School Counseling – 3 credits
PSY525 - Addiction,
Intervention and Treatment – 3 credits
PSY538 - Learning Theories – 3 credits
- Health Care Information Systems – 3 credits
PSY840 - Child Therapy – 3 credits
PSY541 - Cinema Therapy
– 3 credits
PSY550 - Health Care Law – 3 credits
PSY542 - Counseling the Adolescent – 3 credits
– Epidemiology of Deviant Behavior – 3 credits
- Advanced Clinical Evaluation – 3 credits
PSY595 - Field Practicum – 6 credits
- Tests and Measurements – 3 credits
- Group Process – 3 credits
PSY590 – Psychopathology – 3 credits
PSY512 – Christian Counseling Training II – 3 credits
Total credits required for Master of Biblical Psychology – 42
Doctor of Psychology (Biblical Model)
Credits - Call for information.
PSY700 - Exegesis II (New Testament) – 4
PSY707 - Hermeneutics II – DCT 503 – 3 credits
- Christian Counseling Training I (Dr. Kitay) – 3 credits
PSY812 – Christian Counseling Training II – 3 credits
PSY711 – Law for the Christian Counselor –
PSY755 - Spiritual Gifts in Crisis Counseling –
PSY764 - Using the DSM (IV) II – DCT 556
– 4 credits
PSY890 - Case Study – 5 credits (required with
thesis summarizing case study
Doctor of Psychology degree
PSY703 - Discovering the Old Testament – 4
PSY705 - Recovering from Grief – 3 credits
PSY709 – Personality theories – 3 credits
PSY713 - Setting up a Counseling Center – 4 credits
PSY721 - Foundations of Psychology - Doctoral Learners - 3 credits
PSY733 - Psychopharmacology - 3 credits
PSY751 - Counseling the Depressed II – 3 credits
PSY753 - Counseling the Suicidal/Teen Suicide –
PSY754 - Multicultural Perspectives in Human Behavior - 3 credits
PSY756 - Advanced Research Methods - 3 credits
PSY763 - Qualitative Analysis - 3 credits
PSY771 - Family Systems Theories - 3 credits
PSY772 - Family and Marriage Counseling – 3 credits
PSY775 - Divorce, Remarriage, and Blended Family –
PSY777 - Sexual Dysfunction and Abuse – 3 credits
PSY814 - Christian Counseling Training III – 3
PSY854 - Current Issues and Methods in Family Research - 3 credits
PSY857 - Advanced Child/Adolescence Therapy – 3
PSY860 - Abuse Therapy – 3 credits
Total credits required for Doctor of Psychology – 44
Total credits required for Ph.D. in Psychology - 57
The Degrees in Biblical Psychotherapy
The treatment of a behavior disorder, mental illness, or any other condition by psychological means. Psychotherapy may utilize
insight, persuasion, suggestion, reassurance, and instruction so that patients may see themselves and their problems more
realistically and have the desire to cope effectively with them.
are many possible definitions of psychotherapy, just as there are many different types of psychotherapy, including -- just
to mention a few -- cognitive therapy, family therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. All of these sub
disciplines can be integrated into Biblical, Christian, and Spiritual, Christ Centered Counseling and Therapy.
Counseling recently has taken a dramatic
step backwards as traditional psycho-therapy models are being abandoned for biblically based models of counseling. What is
going on? Why are individuals, corporations, and health plans going back to pre-Freudian counseling? Contact the AACT for location of articles on this subject.
This paper addresses the need
for a Biblically based psychotherapy to replace a psychotherapy dominated by Greek mythology. Centers for Biblical Psychotherapy
are proposed and sample curriculums are discussed here.
start with basics. What has the Bible been saying about health (whether mental, emotional or physical) for the past several
thousand years? The following is a small sample of references:
be wise in your own eyes; fear and respect the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to
your bones." Proverbs, 3:7-8
deferred makes the heart sick; but when hopes are realized at last, there is life and joy." Proverbs, 13:12
at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds
them. And are you not worth much more than they?" Matthew, 6:26
is what the Lord says: 'Your wound is incurable, your injury is beyond healing. There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy
for your sore, no healing for you. All your allies have forgotten you; they care nothing for you.... But I will restore you
to health and heal your wounds...'" Jeremiah, 30:12-14, 17
I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do
not be afraid." John, 14:27
Even in this cursory perusal, it's easy to see that the biblical concepts
of health are the same as those taught to graduate students in counseling: Hope, faith and an acceptance of reality, an understanding
that we are not the center of the universe, peace of heart (a release of worry), generosity, service, humility, joy, and love.
I am sure there is more, but I believe this is a good core to start with.
Objectives for the Master’s
completion of all components of the program, students will be able to:
eligibility for professional training at the advanced diploma/degree level.
a broad body of knowledge in theories of psychotherapy, showing understanding of the work of key historical and contemporary
for psychotherapy practice by acquiring skills in the controlled environment of the classroom or directed online study.
experience applying knowledge of theory and acquired skills in an approved clinical placement under the supervision of experienced
practitioners, both in placement and at the School.
a capacity for insight into self obtained through personal therapy, study of the scriptural approach to modern day counseling
and therapy, and for ongoing self-evaluation and examination of own assumptions, beliefs and prejudices that may affect clinical
research methodologies in order to carry out in-depth, ethical investigation of relevant topics.
to consider development of an individual approach to a Biblical and Spiritual theoretical model of psychotherapy
different awards are possible from this course before one reaches the degree level, depending on amount of program covered
by the student.
within a maximum of two years may exit the program with the Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counseling.
One and Two (within a maximum of three years) may exit the program with the Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
Years One and Two: and a 15,000-to-20,000 word dissertation (within a
maximum of four years) may exit the program with the Master of Biblical Psychotherapy.
Objectives of the
The objectives of the program are to make it possible for students:
To advance the
conceptual thinking in the field, where appropriate, through making the link between psychotherapy and/or psychology and/or
counseling and/or Bible principles and other related disciplines including philosophy, social science, history and social
anthropology, Spiritual and Christ Centered direction;
to the comparative study of psychotherapeutic and Biblically based psychological theories and their applications whilst paying
attention to the underlying philosophical assumptions, spiritual applications and the philosophical coherence of the theories;
a critical and reflective understanding of debates and controversies within their chosen area of study;
the development of research methods and models relevant to psychotherapy, Biblical psychology and counseling;
design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding spiritual directions;
innovative connections between theoretical knowledge and its application to practice.
program gives students an opportunity to research in-depth a topic of interest to them and with relevance to Biblical psychotherapy,
psychology and counseling studies, under the guidance of an expert academic supervisor. Research topics can be of a
clinical, conceptual, philosophical or historical nature combined with the correct biblical and/or spiritual understanding
and may draw on any of the theoretical traditions of Biblical psychotherapy, psychology and counseling. Students are
encouraged to use the research methods most appropriate to their research question. The School mainly specializes in
qualitative methodology including newer reflexive methods, however this does not preclude a student choosing quantitative
methodology. The research training module undertaken early in the PhD journey aims to encourage a reflexive approach
to research, to give students the opportunity to work on their chosen subject within a group setting and to consider
important issues in research at this level.
Call the AACT or DCU for more details.
Master of Biblical Psychotherapy
Centered Studies I
Health (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
and Relationship Psychotherapy I
Psychotherapy and Spiritual Integration Studies
and Systemic Psychotherapy I
Counseling with Children and Adolescents
Doctor of Biblical Psychotherapy
Centered Studies II
Health (Psychosocial Interventions)
Teaching, Training and Supervision
and Relationship Psychotherapy I
Behavioral Psychotherapy (Enhanced Studies)
and Adolescent Biblical Psychotherapy
and Systemic Psychotherapy II
of Human Development
Systemic Family Therapy
Disclaimer: The Master of Biblical Psychotherapy degree and the
Doctor of Biblical Psychotherapy degree issued by Dayspring Christian University are not secular degrees,
but are a Religious degree. We do not promise admission to any secular positions
if you hold this degree. DCU is not accredited by the AMA or any other
state or professional associations, and have never claimed any association to the AMA or any other state or professional
associations except the AACT. The degree is not an approved degree by the AMA or any other state or professional associations,
but is a religious degree issued to benefit Pastors and Christian Counselors in their pursuit to help persons in need of counseling
or therapy. A similar degree has however, in the past, helped several ministers in their counseling ministry and
is approved by the Archbishop of Dayspring Ministries International, The parent organization of the School and the AACT.
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