A Master Degree is the lower level before the doctoral 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 master's. 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. 

Master in Christian Psychology and Counseling

Degree Learning Format

The CCU Master's 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 uploaded 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 master 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.


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:                        CON 623:  Crisis and Trauma Counsel

Credit Hours:               3 Credit Hours 

Prerequisites:               N/A

Instructor:                   Dr. Ted Ridore

Telephone/E-mail:    doctored@ccudl.com

Course Description: This course is an informative and practical guide for beginning or lay counselors and those in situations that require immediate action in emergency situations. This Crisis Counseling covers the areas of crisis intervention, how to counsel the depressed, the suicidal, and those going through divorce, children and adolescents crisis, and more. This course further deals with trauma, loss, and grief which provides excellent instruction on what to do for others in the first 72 hours following a crisis for those who are helpless to help themselves.

Course Title: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling (4 credits)

Course#:PSY314 

Textbook: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications by Donalde Ratcliff, Frank B. Minirth, Frank B. Wichern, Paul D. Meier

Course Description: This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value.

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!)

CON404 Introduction to Biblical Counseling  (4 credits)C1

This course will introduce the students to principles and practice in Biblical counseling. This approach will bring a system of biblical truth that brings together people, their problems and the living God.

Course Title: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling (4 credits)

Course#:PSY314 

Textbook: Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications by Donalde Ratcliff, Frank B. Minirth, Frank B. Wichern, Paul D. Meier

Course Description: This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value.