Dr. Lynda Allison Doty, Ph.D., is the Dean of the Master of Arts in Apostolic Counseling degree program
Dr. Lynda Allison Doty, Ph.D. says:
"A “scriptural perspective” involves more than mixing a couple of scriptures, usually taken out of context, with psychobabble. It is amazing that some feel if a Bible passage is dropped into an article, a book, or a lesson that the theory is now “biblical,” or at least “Bible-based.” Our students are learning differently."
Counseling Foundations: Introduction to Apostolic Counseling I - 4 Credits Apostolic Counseling II - 4 Credits Marriage and Family Counseling - 4 Credits Human Growth and Development - 4 Credits Studies in Interpersonal Communication - 4 Credits Group Dynamics - 4 Credits Diversity Counseling - 4 Credits Theories of Counseling - 4 Credits Human Awareness/Pre-marital, Gender issues, Sexuality - 4 Credits Counseling Children and Adolescents and Families. - 4 Credits Counseling Internship/Apostolic Counseling III - 4 Credits Chaplaincy & Gerontology - 4 Credits Foundations of Systems/Ethics including mental health and hospital integration, courts systems and diversion programs. - 4 Credits
Thesis Preparation: Theological Research & Writing - 4 Credits This course is taught by Professor Jeanette Chapman M.Ed. She is very thorough. It has been said that when you complete this class you will be prepared to write for the NY Times. Her assistant is Professor Whitlock M.A. J.S., who is a graduate of our Jewish Studies program, and the author of three published books.
Upon graduation a student will: - Know Biblical Counseling - Have written a thesis that could be published as a book. - Have a Master of Arts degree allowing one to write M.A. after your name
The books found below with the Holy Bible, plus other textbooks are required reading for the Master of Arts in Apostolic Counseling.
After receiving a Master of Arts in Apostolic Counseling, the graduate can complete our three days of training and interview to become a certified Apostolic counselor. The candidate for certification must pass the interview.