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Degree Purpose:

Doctorate in Christian Counseling

BSTU offers Ethereal Programs in Business and Grief only. Old programs have been discontinued. Our 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 counseling 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:


Length of Degree:

1 year

Cost of Degree:


Area of Study:

  •  Doctorate in Christian Counseling


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 designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of Christian counseling. It will explore the history, principles, and techniques of counseling from a biblical perspective. Students will be introduced to various types of counseling models, theories and their application in general practice. They will also gain an understanding of how to apply Christian principles and values when working with clients. The course will cover topics such as ethical issues in counseling, assessment tools and techniques, developing a therapeutic relationship, crisis intervention strategies, and more. In addition, students will learn how to integrate faith into the therapeutic process in order to provide effective care for individuals from all walks of life.

CRC 825 Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a technique used to help individuals identify and maintain motivation for change. This course provides an overview of the theory, core skills, and applications of Motivational Interviewing (MI). It will also provide participants with practical experience in using MI to support clients in planning, initiating, and sustaining behavior change. Through lectures, role-plays and demonstrations, participants will gain the knowledge and experience needed to utilize the principles of MI in a variety of settings.

CRC 850 Counseling Ethics: A Christian Perspective

This course provides an introduction to the ethical principles of counseling from a Christian perspective. It explores the ethical and legal considerations of providing counseling services and examines how ethics can be integrated into a Christian worldview. Topics include codes of ethics, boundaries, dual relationships, informed consent, and professional development. In addition, this course examines the use of Scripture in counseling ethics and explores current research on ethical issues related to mental health care from a Christian perspective. Students will gain an understanding of how to ethically utilize resources when providing spiritual guidance in a professional setting.

CRC 875 Treatment Planning

This course provides an overview of Treatment Planning, a fundamental skill in the medical field. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop comprehensive treatment plans for patients. Students will learn how to assess a patient’s needs and create individualized care plans that reach desired goals and outcomes. Topics covered include goal setting, creating objectives, developing interventions, evaluating progress and more. Through discussion, simulation exercises and hands-on activities, students will practice applying their new knowledge to real-world scenarios. By the end of this course, students should be able to confidently create detailed treatment plans for patients in any medical environment.

CRC 900 Crisis and Grief: A Christian Perspective

This course will provide an overview of the crisis and grief in Christian perspective. It will cover the importance of understanding crisis and grief in relation to faith, as well as how to best support those going through difficult times. By exploring various stories from the Bible, we can gain insight into how God works in tragedy, disaster, and suffering. We will also analyze different approaches to counseling those who are grieving, including bible-based counseling. Finally, we will discuss strategies for coping with our own grief and providing compassionate care for others during times of difficulty.

CRC 925 Understanding and Treating Complicated Grief

This course covers the understanding and treatment of complicated grief, a severe and prolonged form of bereavement that can lead to long-term mental health problems. We will look at the various features of complicated grief, such as its causes and symptoms, as well as various treatments that have been researched and developed to help those affected. Through this course, you will gain an understanding of the complexities involved in treating complicated grief. We will also discuss best practices for helping individuals cope with their loss and reduce their symptoms.

CRC 950 Grief Counseling Across the Life Span

Grief Counseling Across the Life Span is an introductory course that provides students with an overview of the major aspects of grief counseling. This course will teach students about the different types of grief, how to identify and respond to individual needs, and how to develop effective counseling strategies for each age group. Through classroom activities, discussion, role-play and case studies, students will gain a better understanding of how to best provide emotional support to those in need. Additionally, this course will also cover topics related to death and bereavement as well as cultural considerations when providing grief counseling services.

CRC 975 Loss, Trauma and Resilience

Loss, Trauma and Resilience is a course that focuses on how individuals and organizations respond to traumatic events. This course will explore the psychological, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of loss and resilience in order to understand how individuals and organizations can cope with difficult situations. It will also discuss various strategies for dealing with loss and trauma, including resilience training, therapeutic interventions, self-care techniques, and maintaining a positive outlook. Students will develop an understanding of the mechanisms of resilience in order to promote healthy outcomes for those who have experienced loss or trauma.

CRC 1000 Therapy with the Terminally Client

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the therapeutic process when working with clients who are facing terminal illness. It covers the significant clinical and practical issues that need to be addressed, such as grief and bereavement, communication, symptom management and end-of-life decision making. Additionally, it also looks at the important role of emotional support for both patient and family members. The aim is to equip therapists with the skills needed to provide effective therapy for terminally ill clients.

CRC 1025 Group Support for Bereavement and Loss

Group support for bereavement and loss is an important part of providing comfort and healing to individuals who have experienced a loss. This course aims to provide an overview of group support for bereavement and loss, including the theoretical foundations of group work, common approaches to providing group support, and techniques for facilitating effective group sessions. Additionally, the course will explore various use cases of group support for grief, such as family groups, peer support groups, online counseling and more. By the end of this course participants will have gained knowledge on how to effectively run a bereavement and loss group session with confidence.

CRC 1050 Self-Care (optional)

CRC 1100 Graduation Thesis/Project in Grief Counseling

Writing a graduation thesis or project is a challenging and time-consuming task. In this course, you will learn the skills required to develop and write a successful thesis or project. We will cover topics such as research methodology, critical analysis, referencing sources, as well as presentation techniques. Additionally, you will be provided with tools and resources to help you in the process of writing your thesis or project. This course provides a comprehensive overview for those who want to excel in their graduation thesis/project.

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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Bradenton, FL 34208

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BSTU offers Ethereal Programs in Business, Christian Counseling and Grief Counseling only.

Our 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.