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Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
(This degree program is pending SACSOC and ATS Accreditation)

In this Fallen World, people are hurting. The world compounds the pain of so many by not considering the fullness of each Child of God in context. Secular psychology often neglects the relationship with God, and some Christian counseling programs neglect the best practices and efficient methods to counseling.

Erskine Theological Seminary is combining the best counseling techniques needed to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a strong, orthodox Christian worldview.

Program Director

Elsner, Robert J.F.

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Elsner is an experienced leader in evangelical theological education. Formerly Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Elsner’s work had been…

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Degree Objectives

Designed to prepare students to become applied practitioners to work within social, mental health, and human services agencies while reinforcing a Reformed, Biblical Christian worldview grounded on the grace of the gospel.

Designed to meet the course work requirements for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) of the SC Board of Examiners Licensure, and for the national counselor certification of the National Board of Certified Counselors.

60 Credit Hours

Consists of twin cores:

  • Reformed, Biblical Christian worldview and assurance of Scriptural knowledge and integrity.
  • Clinical and theological knowledge base that will allow for licensure and employment in a variety of sacred and secular settings
Program Overview

Following is a sample course schedule.

  • BI 501 – Bible Survey
  • BI 502 – Principles of Exegesis
  • CH55 –  Survey of Church History
  • ST551 – Survey of Systematic Theology
  • ET711 – Christian Ethics

State Mandated Core

Students must complete 42 hours of coursework for CACREP – accredited program

  • CC 501 – Addiction: Theories and Interventions
  • CC 503 – Social Psychology
  • CC 504 – Group Processes
  • CC 509 – Tests and Measures
  • CC 513 – Developmental Psychology
  • CC 616 – Counseling
  • CC 617 – Counseling Skills
  • CC 619 – Crisis, Trauma and  Disaster Counseling
  • CC 622 – Psychology Research and Evaluation
  • CC 623 – Lifestyle and Career Development
  • CC 650 – Psychopharmacology
  • CC 660 – Clinical Supervision
  • CC 670 – Thesis Research
  • CC 675 – Thesis Writing
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