Module 3

These course courses are prerequisites to receiving a Bachelor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling.

BBC312M3C1 Appropriations (3 credit hours)
The student is introduced to the concept of "Appropriation." Here is an important subject that has to do with faith and the "practical reception" of that which we are able to trust Christ. Appropriation does not necessarily mean to gain something new but to set aside for our practical possession something that already belongs to us. In order to appropriate something for our daily walk in Christ, there are two essentials: 1) to see what is already ours in Christ and 2) to be aware of our need for it. On these two factors rests the ability to appropriate—to reach out in steadfast faith and receive that which belongs to us in our Lord Jesus Christ.

EDU270M3C2 Learning Theory How the Mind Works (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
This course will explore teaching techniques and learning environments which best meet the needs of all types of learners including children who are physically, mentally, or socially challenged. The course will also explore the philosophy of "inclusive education" by exploring the characteristics of an inclusive program, offering a historical perspective and legislative overview as well as discussing a wide range of innovative teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to complete a project which demonstrates integration of course content. Students will demonstrate an understanding of development from conception to adolescence, including knowledge or research methods, theories, and factual information. They will apply that knowledge to important issues that affect children from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Through a series of exercises, students will improve their ability to observe children and write about what they observe. (Prerequisites: BBC131and BBC 199)

RS122M3C3 Creation Living (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
The Word of God and the study of the nature of God are paramount in all Teamwork's degree programs. The Word of God provides everything needed for an abundant life and service to God. Our Biblical Studies and Practical Theology track offers a complete academic program that will prepare students to be effective pastors, teachers, evangelists, prophets and apostles. Our focus is on developing Church leaders with a dynamic and practical cross-cultural emphasis in the field of pastoral care and counseling. The course explores the unique place and skills of both pastoral care and pastoral counseling. It seeks to provide an overview of the theories, methods and practices of pastoral care and counseling in the Christian congregations as well as communities with individuals and groups. Prerequisite: None. This course introduces students to the wide field of counseling with a biblical basis for counseling, integration of psychology and theology, counseling needs, methods and theories.

CC406M3C4 Counseling and Family Violence (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
Counseling and Family Violence from a Christian perspective is one of the required courses for students pursuing a degree in counseling with an emphasis in family counseling, domestic violence counseling, substance abuse and addiction counseling and/or pastoral counseling. It introduces students to the nature of current drugs and how they are being abused and misused. Students will undertake a survey approach in examining current treatment approaches and their effectiveness in helping people recover from these undesired behaviors. This course will provide fundamental knowledge about the development of effective interpersonal skills for relationships. Personal, family, situational, and cultural influences of interaction will be covered.

CC418M3C5 Grief and Loss Counseling (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
Grief therapy is a specific counselling specialty in which a professional therapist assists the client to identify, clarify, and express various emotions related to a loss. If someone is having difficulty adjusting and accepting the loss, it can cause increased irritability, increased depression symptoms, and feeling consumed by the experience. This experience greatly effects the client's daily functioning in work, at home, and in social situations. This course examines key concepts and issues related to the human response to loss and the facilitation of healthy bereavement. The study covers topics such as theoretical perspectives and models of grieving, coping, developmental, cultural, family and other variables associated with the human response to loss and grief.