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Department of

Doctorate in Christian Counseling

Degree Purpose:

Doctorate in Christian Counseling

BSTU educational programs prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, music, fine arts, media communications, or social work.

The objective of our Doctorate in Christian Counseling is to further your education in the grief and bereavement field. Attaining this prestigious level of education will no doubt allow you to counsel your patients with confidence but also educate those eager to learn how to counsel as well.

When you graduate from this Doctorate program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the various aspects of Christian Counseling
  • Identify the stages of grieving and how to address and resolve the issues related to it.
  • Work with survivors of traumatic events.
  • Help assuage the emotional pain of those in grieving.
Type of Degree:

Doctorate

Length of Degree:

1 year

Cost of Degree:

$3,500

Area of Study:

  •  Doctorate in Christian Counseling

Prerequisites:

Master degree in Christian Counseling or a related field.

Course Curriculum

The online curriculum offers an innovative approach to higher education. Enrollment is open and students may begin the program at any time. All courses are provided in online classrooms, with one-to-one faculty mentoring. Students also have free access to our comprehensive Study Tactics and Resources Center, with links to subject related web sites, online libraries, articles and research assistance. Our online degree curriculum includes:

CRC 800 Counseling: A Christian Perspective

This course is part of the Accelerated Christian Counseling program at Breyer State
Theological University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within
six weeks. This course covers counseling theory, skills, techniques, interventions from a
largely Christian and/or spiritual perspective. A complimentary application of counseling
theory, techniques, interventions and models are also explored.

CRC 825 Motivational Interviewing

This course is part of the Accelerated Christian Counseling program at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within six weeks. This is the same course offered as part of the Accelerated Masters and Doctorate programs in Christian Counseling. Motivational Interviewing is way of being for the counselor, a strategy of questioning, a stance the counselor takes that helps evoke the information and response from clients that help design intervention strategies that best help the client. It redefines client resistance in a way that lead to the development of rapport with the client to achieve the client’s goals to improve their life. Please bear in mind that this is an accelerated program, so you will find the course to be fast-paced and the workload a bit more intense than what is typical in a regular program.

CRC 850 Counseling Ethics: A Christian Perspective

This course is part of the Accelerated in Christian Counseling program at Breyer State
University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed in 6 weeks. It aims
to provide you with a background in identifying presenting problems and developing goals,
objectives, and other aspects to assist clients in making progress in therapy while
enhancing the therapeutic alliance.
Please bear in mind that this is an accelerated program, so you will find the course to be
fast-paced and the workload a bit more intense than what is typical in a regular program.

CRC 875 Treatment Planning

This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral in Grief Counseling program at
Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed
within six weeks. The aim of this course is to provide students with a working
understanding of how they can effectively manage their own stress as they are
dealing with clients who are dying and those bereaving after a death. Counseling
at best is a stressful job but when dealing with clients who have and are
experiencing major loss(es), a terminal diagnosis, and the bereaved subsequent to a
loved one’s death by whatever means, stress for the counselor takes its toll.
Learning to monitor, manage and maneuver through that stress helps keep the
counselor healthy, to care for themselves and better help their clients.
Please bear in mind that this is an accelerated program, so you will find the course
to be fast-paced and the workload a bit more intense than what is typical in a
regular program.

CRC 900 Crisis and Grief: A Christian Perspective

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate Program in Grief Counseling offered by Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed in 6 weeks. Its aim is to provide you with a background in identifying presenting problems and developing goals, objectives and other aspects to assist clients in making progress in therapy while enhancing the therapeutic alliance.

CRC 925 Understanding and Treating Complicated Grief

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with a working understanding of the dynamics of “complicated” grief and how to facilitate this process through counseling. Clients with complicated grief may feel that the bereavement process has taken over their lives, gone on unaltered for a long time, and/or led them to feel “stuck in time”. Conversely, complicated grief may present as muted, absent or “blank” reactions to loss actually underlie problematic emotional dynamics of denial and displacement that can in turn facilitate a host of issues (from depression to addictions). This course will provide you with an understanding of these topics and skills needed to approach them therapeutically within the context of counseling.

CRC 950 Grief Counseling Across the Life Span

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed with 6 weeks. This course is designed to provide student with a working understanding of how the grief process changes over the time and how grief expresses itself depending on when a loss occurs.

CRC 975 Loss, Trauma and Resilience

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is to further understand the psychological experience of loss, explore the dynamics of ambiguous loss, understand resilience and how to strengthen it therapeutically, and gain further knowledge on attachment and its relationship to grief work.

CRC 1000 Therapy with the Terminally Client

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with an overview of major concerns and issues relevant to working with terminally ill clients and clients dealing with debilitating illness or serious diagnoses. Topics will include working with clients who live with serious illness, counseling clients through a difficult diagnosis, and counseling clients who are approaching the terminal phase of their lives, and addressing terminal illness within the family system.

CRC 1025 Group Support for Bereavement and Loss

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRD 1110: Group support for Bereavement and Loss. This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral in Counseling program at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6 hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with a working understanding of how to design and facilitate a counseling support group for bereavement and loss. Course topics will include understanding the therapeutic advantages of support groups, how to set up/organize a support group for bereavement, qualities of an effective group facilitator, handling common issues/problems within a counseling support group, and self-care for the counselor.

CRC 1050 Self-Care (optional)

CRC 1100 Graduation Thesis/Project in Grief Counseling

Online Degree Programs

  1. You must first make an application for the degree program. Once your application is received, you will receive via e-mail a “Welcome Letter” with full instructions for registering for a course or courses and entering an online degree or certificate program. Your welcome letter will provide full information regarding any needed submissions of transcripts, etc.
  2. You may now register for the first course in your curriculum. Please refer to your degree curriculum for your first course and click on the link to the degree program you are officially enrolling in. Be sure to type in the course and course number that you are registering for into the registration form.
  3. You may now make a payment for your course. We offer a secure online credit card server and accept all major credit cards.
  4. There is no charge and no obligation when completing and submitting an application.

For All Programs and Courses

Once we have received a tuition payment, your enrollment will be immediately processed. You will receive from us an E-mail titled ” New Student Notification” detailing your course or program, your instructor, instructor contact information, and full instructions for accessing your online classroom. You may begin your course or degree program immediately. We have open enrollment and you may start at any time.

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Breyer State Theology University is authorized by the Department of Education Florida,  Commission on Independent Education, Section 1005.06(1)(f), to award Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degrees.

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BSTU educational programs prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, music, fine arts, media communications, or social work.