Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to equip effective, competent, ethical, and reflective counselors who integrate counseling theory with Christian faith so that their knowledge and skills will be actualized in professional practice.

Program Objectives

Faculty & Staff Will:

  • Promote and develop the students’ academic excellence, their integration of evidenced based research, their fair-mindedness toward differing views and evidence, and their critical thinking skills.
  • Educate and train students in theoretical conceptualization and enactment of evidence-based practice where available.
  • Develop student’s awareness of social, racial, multinational and ethnic diversity of persons,in all its definitions, and to develop the capacity for critical evaluation of current trends within the discipline of counseling.
  • Prepare students to become professional counselors who will practice in various settings and adhere to the professional standards of the ACA Code of Ethics (2014) or the AACC Code of Ethics (2014).
  • Encourage and guide students in the integration of their Christian faith with counseling theories, models and practices.
    Support and mentor students and graduates across their professional development.

Graduates Will:

  • Adopt the roles, functions and identity of a competent member of the counseling profession.
  • Practice ethical decision-making in matters related to client welfare and interagency collaboration and consultation (Ethical Practice).
  • Provide competent, culturally relevant counseling and advocate to eliminate social injustices (Social and Cultural Diversity).
  • Implement developmentally relevant and strengths-based approaches in counseling (Human Growth and Development).
  • Equip clients for career decision-making and life planning across the lifespan (Career).
  • Provide evidence-based counseling, informed by theories and best-practice models (Counseling and Helping Relationships).
  • Provide evidence-based group counseling and group process, informed by theories and best-practice models (Group Counseling and Group Work).
  • Conduct assessment of clients’ cognitive, affective, behavioral and social functioning by means of reliable and valid measures and approaches (Assessment and Testing).

You Can Afford Seminary!

Scholarships and financial assistance are available.