THE DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (Biblical Model) DEGREE
of Psychology (Biblical Model)
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PSY700 - Exegesis II (New Testament) – 4 credits
PSY707 - Hermeneutics II – DCT 503 – 3 credits
PSY810 - Christian
Counseling Training I (Dr. Kitay) – 3 credits
PSY812 – Christian Counseling Training II – 3 credits
PSY711 – Law for the Christian Counselor – 3 credits
PSY755 - Spiritual Gifts in Crisis Counseling – 3 credits
PSY764 - Using the DSM (IV) II – DCT 556 – 4 credits
PSY890 - Case Study – 5 credits (required with thesis summarizing
of Psychology degree
PSY703 - Discovering the Old Testament – 4 credits
PSY705 - Recovering from Grief –
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 – 3 credits
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 – 3 credits
PSY777 - Sexual Dysfunction and Abuse – 3 credits
PSY814 - Christian Counseling Training III – 3 credits
PSY854 - Current Issues and Methods in Family Research - 3 credits
PSY857 - Advanced Child/Adolescence Therapy – 3 credits
PSY860 - Abuse Therapy – 3 credits
Total credits required for Doctor of Psychology –
Total credits required for Ph.D. in Psychology - 57
Degrees in Biblical Psychotherapy
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.
There 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.
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.
Let us 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:
"Do not 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
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but when hopes are realized at last, there is life and joy." Proverbs,
"Look 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
"This 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
"Peace 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
Through successful completion of all components of the program, students will be able to:
achieve eligibility for professional training at the advanced diploma/degree level.
Acquire a broad body of knowledge in theories of psychotherapy, showing understanding of the
work of key historical and contemporary figures.
Prepare for psychotherapy practice by acquiring skills in the controlled environment of the classroom
or directed online study.
Gain clinical 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.
Demonstrate 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 practice.
Implement research methodologies in order to carry out in-depth, ethical investigation of relevant
Begin to consider development of an individual approach to a Biblical and Spiritual theoretical model
Three different awards are possible from this course before one reaches the degree level, depending
on amount of program covered by the student.
Year one within a maximum of two years may exit the program with the Post-Graduate Certificate
in Psychotherapy and Counseling.
Years One and Two (within a maximum of three years) may exit the program with the Post-Graduate
Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counseling.
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 contribute 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;
To develop a critical and reflective understanding of debates and controversies within their chosen
area of study;
To advance the development of research methods and models relevant to psychotherapy, Biblical psychology
To conceptualize, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications
or understanding spiritual directions;
To generate innovative connections between theoretical knowledge and its application to practice.
The PhD 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
Person Centered Studies I
Person Centered Therapy
Mental Health (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
Applied Psychology (Therapies)
Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy I
Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy and Spiritual Integration Studies
Family and Systemic Psychotherapy I
Psychodynamic Counseling with Children and Adolescents
Doctor of Biblical Psychotherapy
Person Centered Studies II
Mental Health (Psychosocial Interventions)
Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision
Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy I
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy (Enhanced Studies)
Child and Adolescent Biblical Psychotherapy
Family and Systemic Psychotherapy II
Psychodynamics 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. The DCU and ITCT are 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 Institute.
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