Christian CounselingThe Counseling Program is led by professional counselor Dr. James Buckner. Weekly mentoring opportunities are available. Students complete over 50 hours of behavioral studies, which include both psychology and counseling techniques that use a biblical approach.
COU232 Critical Issues in Counseling
This course considers important ethical and legal issues involved in counseling which includes various types of abuse, including alcohol and drugs and codependency, and discusses overcoming grief, depressions, stress and anxiety, and suicide. The second half of the course will consider counseling those with financial difficulties.
COU322 Theology of Christian Counseling
This course connects the student with biblical doctrine and practical living. The student will gain insight into the rich theological framework that supports and directs a biblical approach to counseling.
COU421 Counseling Techniques
This course examines various techniques and innovative approaches to Christian counseling, including cognitive therapy techniques and studies the steps involved in the biblical process of counseling. The student also studies how to help people change.
COU422 Counseling Practicum
This will be a supervised experience in counseling with an experienced counselor. It will be arranged by the administration on an individual basis.
Graduates of TBC’s counseling program are especially prepared to minister to the confused and the broken. Graduates also benefit from a large network of alumni, partner churches, and organizations for future employment opportunities; are not swallowed by the enormous financial debt typically accompanied by private education, and are poised for successful academic development should they choose to pursue master’s studies after graduation. As the state of Florida requires at least a master's degree to pursue licensure, completion of this program does not qualify the graduate as a licensed counselor.