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.


Cognitive Psychology

Course Description: 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.

Philosophy of Psychology

I. Course Title: Philosophy of Psychology (3-hour)

Course Number: PSY713

Textbook: THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY

ISBN-13: 978-0367336790

ISBN-10: 0367336790

 by Sarah Robins (Editor), John Symons (Editor), Paco Calvo (Editor)

 

Course Description

Course Description: The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology is an invaluable guide and major reference source to the major topics, problems, concepts and debates in philosophy of

psychology and is the first companion of its kind. A team of renowned international

contributors provide forty-two chapters organized into six clear parts:

• Historical background to the philosophy of psychology

• Psychological explanation

• Cognition and representation

• The biological basis of psychology

• Perceptual experience

• Personhood

The Companion covers key topics such as the origins of experimental psychology; folk

psychology; behaviorism and functionalism; philosophy, psychology and neuroscience;

the language of thought, modularity, nativism and representational theories of mind;

consciousness and the senses; dreams, emotion and temporality; personal identity and

the philosophy of psychopathology.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:Welcome to Research Methods for Psychology! This course provides an introduction to research methods in the field of psychology. The following topics will be emphasized: the role of scientific inquiry in psychology, research questions, ethics in research, writing in psychology, reliability, validity, and research designs. Upon completion of the course, you should possess an understanding of the fundamental principles and procedures of psychological research.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:The learning objectives of this course are consistent with the goals of the department. Course activities are designed to assess these learning objectives. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: ·Identify the fundamental principles and procedures of psychological research. ·Distinguish between scientific versus non-scientific sources of information. ·Critically analyze psychological research.


Required

American Psychological Association Publication Manual(7th edition). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. (Be sure to get the 7edition!)

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:Welcome to Research Methods for Psychology! This course provides an introduction to research methods in the field of psychology. The following topics will be emphasized: the role of scientific inquiry in psychology, research questions, ethics in research, writing in psychology, reliability, validity, and research designs. Upon completion of the course, you should possess an understanding of the fundamental principles and procedures of psychological research.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:The learning objectives of this course are consistent with the goals of the department. Course activities are designed to assess these learning objectives. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: ·Identify the fundamental principles and procedures of psychological research. ·Distinguish between scientific versus non-scientific sources of information. ·Critically analyze psychological research.


Required

American Psychological Association Publication Manual(7th edition). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. (Be sure to get the 7edition!)