Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program was established in 1993 and has been APA accredited since 1998. As a result of the strength of the program alumni, students and faculty, the Psy.D. program most recently received a 7-year APA accreditation effective through 2015. The program prepares clinicians to serve in a variety of settings including hospitals, churches, community mental health clinics, veterans affairs hospitals, military, correctional facilities, police departments, colleges and universities and school districts.
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program trains students to become highly competent professional counselors who will work with individuals, couples, families and groups from a responsibly eclectic clinical perspective. The heart of our program is to produce graduates who understand how to integrate Christian faith with competent counseling practice. As part of this training, students catch a vision for creative ministry that is informed by Christian tradition, grounded in professional theory and research, and carried to the widest possible community throughout the world.
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
The M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed to integrate Christian belief and practice with the best of contemporary scholarship and professional standards in marriage and family therapy. Our goal is to produce graduates who are distinctive as Christians in their practice of marriage and family therapy, and who demonstrate a vision for clinical practice as service, especially to the body of Christ, the Church, and to marginalized persons throughout the world. The M.A. in MFT prepares students for professional licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists.
M.A. in Counseling Ministries
The M.A. in Counseling Ministries program began in 1999 and offers training in the application of psychological research and theory to ministry settings. Students in this program are prepared to work in churches, mission agencies, and other settings where lay counseling, support groups, and other healing ministries are provided. The program is especially designed for lay people and clergy who are already involved in spiritual formation, pastoral care and healing ministries, and desire more extensive training in the application of psychological studies to those ministries.