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The School of Counseling and Psychology (SCP) offers online Christian counseling certification programs that integrate sound practice skills, disciplined competence, ethical integrity, and biblically-based values to promote human welfare. Our focus is on service provision and the restoration of relationships among individuals, families, and the broader Body of Christ. Our objective is to prepare graduates to provide healing and hope to members of the local and world community through the application of biblical counseling principles and professional excellence. The SCP endeavors to model leadership in the integration of sound Christian counseling in caregiving service and ministry. Students are trained from a Christian worldview and our programs are designed for individuals to take their knowledge into every corner of the world in order to assist people in the prevention and resolution of the problems of human living and to do so by reflecting the character of Christ within their personal, professional, and ministerial lives.

CTCO 501
ACUTE STRESS AND TRAUMA
$219

The writer of Ecclesiastes recognized that no one lives a life free from sorrow. Jesus promised his disciples that in this world, they would experience trouble. Severe stress and trauma happen to both the Christian and non-Christian, to the strong and to the weak, to the rich and to the poor. How can the counselor offer help, support, and healing to those experiencing acute stress and trauma? This all important subject is discussed in this course. Students will gain an awareness of the different types of stress and trauma, and develop skills in helping to treat resultant conditions such as panic attacks, anxiety, and depression.

Module 1 –  Introduction to Crisis Counseling
Module 2 – Treating Severe Anxiety
Module 3 – Grief & Suffering: Cause & Effect
Module 4 – Trauma, Abuse, & Attachment
Module 5 – Preparedness to Help During Dark Seasons

CTCO 502
BASIC CRISIS INTERVENTION
$299

The Christian know that troubles are a part of the human experience (Jn 16:33), and that pain and crisis are universal human experiences due to the fall of mankind (Rom 8:20-22). As ambassadors and imitators of Christ, we should reflect Jesus’ compassion on those experiencing pain and crisis (Matt 9:36). This course helps to establish both practical and spiritual foundations for those serving Christ by ministering to humanity in times of crisis, whether that be across the globe or across the backyard.

Module 1 – Understanding Grief, Loss, & Trauma
Module 2 – Focused Strategies
Module 3 – When Help Cannot Wait
Module 4 – Peer Support & Survivor Guilt
Module 5 – Best Practices: Self-care & Cross Cultural Care

CTCO 503
THE TRAUMATIC STRESS CONTINUUM
$299

This course explores the various forms and severity of traumatic stress up to and including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Assessment and treatment protocols, along with theoretical concepts related to traumatic stress, suicide risk, addiction, and neurobiological effects are considered.

Module 1 –  Introduction to PTSD
Module 2 – Trauma and Addiction
Module 3 – Suicide Assessment and Prevention
Module 4 – Treatment Protocols
Module 5 – From Trauma to Transformation

CTCO 504
TERRORISM, COMBAT TRAUMA, AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS
$299

This course explores the various forms and severity of traumatic stress up to and including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Assessment and treatment protocols, along with theoretical concepts related to traumatic stress, suicide risk, addiction, and neurobiological effects are considered.

Module 1 –  War, Deadly Force & the Bible
Module 2 – Resiliency, Combat Trauma, and Military Suicide
Module 3 – The Realities of Military Life and Service
Module 4 – The Combat Trauma Spectrum
Module 5 – Assessment, Treatment Protocols, Related Issues

CTCO 505
SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS AND RECOVERY
$299

This course looks specifically at the unique crisis and trauma issues surrounding both active service members and retired veterans within the military community. Combat stress, a theology of war, family impact, military organizational structure, and post-deployment issues are thoroughly covered.

Module 1 –  From Trauma to Transformation
Module 2 – Spiritual Growth and the Community’s Role in Healing Trauma
Module 3 – Spiritual Growth and the Family’s Role in Healing Trauma
Module 4 – Scripture and the Church’s Role in Healing Trauma
Module 5 – Maintaining Faith Despite Evil