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Master of Arts in Counseling

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The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills). The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The College of Counseling (COC) has designed the Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A. in Counseling) program to facilitate the growth of Christian students into well-qualified, healthy clinical mental health counselors. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).The mission of the College of Counseling (COC) is to offer professional training in clinical mental health counseling within a biblical worldview in order to provide Christlike therapeutic relationships for healing and growth. The training model focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical skills).

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TraditionalOffered in a traditional format on our Columbia campus.

Become a qualified, clinical mental health counselor through a training model that focuses on the heart (personal and spiritual development), the head (professional knowledge and research), and the hands (effective interpersonal and clinical ski

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Opportunities: 

Our graduates are working in the following areas:

  • Christian marriage counseling
  • Counseling centers in churches and in private practice
  • Drug and alcohol addiction programs
  • Academia: universities, public and private schools
  • Mental health facilities and hospitals
  • Doctoral studies
Featured Faculty: 
Harvey Payne
Dean of the College of Counseling

B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

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Tom Barbian Thomas Barbian
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology

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Mark Bolte
Counseling Professor

B.A., Tennessee Temple University; M.S., Loyola College; Psy.D., Florida Tech

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Leah Herod
Director of Professional Relations

B.A., The University of Alabama; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., Auburn University

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Charles Koestline
Counseling Professor

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University

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Allan D. McKechnie
Professor of Ministry Care
B.B.E., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Seminary
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Dennis Morgan Dennis D. Morgan
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University; M.A.T.S., Reformed Theological Seminary; Psy.D. Rosemead School of Psychology

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RPruitt Rhonda Pruitt
Professor of Missionary Care
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University

 

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Larry R. Wagner
Counseling Professor

B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M

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Cathy Warn Cathy Warn
Director of Training and Internship

B.A., Montreat College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
 

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