Doctor or Ph.D. in Christian Psychology and Counseling

A Ph.D., or Doctor of Philosophy, is one of the highest level degrees you can earn in the field of Christian Counseling psychology. If you are considering pursuing a graduate degree, you might be wondering how long it takes to earn a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling Psychology. Generally, a bachelor’s degree takes four years of study. While a master’s degree requires an additional two to three years of study beyond the bachelor's, a doctorate degree can take between four to six years of additional graduate study after earning a bachelor’s degree.

Degree Learning Format

The CCU Ph.D. degree is a completely 100% online learning experience. This means no visible professor lecturing the course materials. Students are given instructions for all assignments and upload them to the class in question.

Enrolled students will use the CCU online course management system which allows students to interface online with their professor and other students. Each course lasts approximately 6-9 weeks. During the course, students will be expected to read and research materials, participate in online discussion formats when prompted to do so, participate in team assignments and projects when scheduled, complete individual assignments and projects, and complete online assessments. This type of learning will allow professors and students to interact in a truly global environment. A truly unique aspect of the CCU Online Psy.D. or Ph.D. program is the integration of Christian Ethical principles and values into each course. Each week there will be an application of Christian-based ethical values and their relation to the topics and learning objectives being covered.

Participants must follow the course schedule in order to complete the program in time. There is a continuation fee after three years if the program is not completed by this set time.

Trauma Counselling-Theories and Interventions
Brief Description
Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide to the theory and treatment of survivors of a broad spectrum of traumatic events, including interpersonal violence, hate crimes, school violence, community violence, natural disasters, and war and terrorism.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to discern the impact of traumatic experiences on people and at least give initial counseling care and guidance, and when necessary be able to refer to more specialised help.

The editor of the text is a Fulbright scholar who is internationally recognized for her work with traumatized populations in Rwanda and other sub-Saharan African countries; it includes the contributions of researchers from the United States, Australia, Africa, and Europe. The book discusses evidence-based trauma assessment and intervention techniques and integrates the latest findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology. It focuses on issues of loss and grief, survivorship and disability, genocide, natural disasters, the impact of war on civilians and veterans, and the distinct effects of trauma in early childhood, childhood, and adolescence. Also addressed are ethical perspectives and methods of self-care for counselors who work with this population. The text is aimed at graduate counseling students and professional counselors as well as social workers, psychologists, and other human service providers, affording them the opportunity to attend to trauma survivors with a greater depth of knowledge and confidence.

The Foundation of Cognitive Psychology

Course Description: The Foundation of Cognitive psychology is an area that focuses on the science of how people think. This branch of psychology explores a wide variety of mental processes including how people think, use language, attend to information, and perceive their environments.