Courses

At B. H. Carroll, our courses are grouped into learning clusters. You can browse the the full catalog by entering your search criteria below:


68 Results
Code
Course
Credits
MFFND 5111

The Teaching Church

(MFFND 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the teaching ministry of the church. Emphasis will be given to the purposes of education in New Testament churches and principles related to application.
2
MFADM 5111

The Functioning Church

(MFADM 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the administration ministry of the church. Focus will be given to the biblical principles of enlisting, training, and supervising leaders for church ministries.
2
MFLDS 5111

Leadership in Ministry

(MFLDS 5111)
A study of the principles and practices of leadership for Christian ministry. It includes reflections on the role and ministry of leaders within church, community, and denomination.
2
MFLDS 5211

Pastoral Leadership

(MFLDS 5211)
An analysis of emerging issues in current Christian leadership. Models of current leadership theory and practice will be examined and suggestions made for integrating leadership models and Christian faith.
2
MFPMN 5111

Pastoral Care

(MFPMN 5111)
An introduction to Christian ministry in contemporary culture. Studies in the nature of the church and its ministry, styles of ministry in varied contexts, and practice of ministry skills.
2
MFFND 5611

Principles of Teaching for Chaplains

(MFFND 5611)
A study of how to teach effectively both in a Christian context and in the religious diversity of institutional settings. This will include principles and methods of teaching, curriculum design, planning of classes, and development of delivery skills. It will focus on conveying knowledge/understanding, articulating values, and developing skills which enhance personal Christian ministry.
2
MFADM 5611

Administration for Chaplains

(MFADM 5611)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for administrative ministry and of practical principles for effective management in institutional settings. Attention will be given to organizational structures, personnel administration, resource management, program development, operations, training, supervision and leadership development.
2
MFLDS 5611

Leadership for Chaplains

(MFLDS 5611)
A study of the principles and practices of ministerial leadership in a Christian context and in institutions with diverse religious settings. This includes reflections on the identity, calling, roles and character of chaplains as Christian leaders in community. Models of leadership theory and practice will be examined, emerging challenges for leaders in institutional settings will be discussed, and suggestions will be made for integrating leadership models with biblical principles.
2
MFPMN 5611

Chaplain Ministry

(MFPMN 5611)
A study of Christian ministry in institutional settings. Focus will be on the identity, vocation, roles, skills, qualifications, and endorsement of chaplains in military, health-care, correctional, corporate, veterans, law enforcement, fire department, and disaster relief settings. Attention will be given to issues such as free exercise of religion, role conflict, institutional duality, ministerial collegiality, and ministry in pluralistic settings.
2
MFPMN 5621

Pastoral Care of the Family in Institutional Settings

(MFPMN 5621)
A study of human development and relationships within families in institutional, religiously diverse, secular and transitory settings. Attention will be given to family systems, marital and inter-generational relationships, stages of the life cycle, parenting issues, basic marriage and family counseling, and coping with the unique pressures of institutional life.
2.0
MFPMN 5622

Pastoral Care of Persons in Crisis and Grief

(MFPMN 5622)
A study of ministry to persons in acutely stressful situations. Attention will be given to the pastoral care of individuals suffering personal trauma such as disease, abuse, depression, and bereavement. Students will learn about the dynamics of the grief process, critical incident and post-traumatic stress, and suicide awareness and intervention. They will also learn basic principle of ministry in mass-casualty situations.
2.0
MFPMN 5221

Conflict Ministry

(MFPMN 5221)
A study of how to minister in discordant situations. Attention will be given to dynamics of personal and systemic conflict. Students will learn about models for effective intervention and resolution of conflict.
2
MFPSY 5611

Relationships in Chaplain Ministry

(MFPSY 5611)
A study of human relations in institutional ministry. Attention will be given to understanding the chaplain’s identity and relationship to God, other individuals, groups, and the institution within which the chaplain ministers. Students will also learn about peer relationships and collegiality, as well as relationships of protégés with mentors, and supervisors with subordinates.
2
MFPSY 5111

Basic Christian Counseling

(MFPSY 5111)
An introduction to theories and methods of Christian counseling. Attention will be given to personality theories, counseling techniques, and theology found in Scripture, and to the integration of these principles with current psychological theories and methods. The student will learn basic counseling skills and techniques and will develop a personal model of counseling consistent with Scripture.
6
MFPSY 5612

Group Dynamics in Institutional Structures

(MFPSY 5612)
A study of the nature, dynamics and interaction of groups in institutional settings. Attention will be given to how religious leaders and other group members interact within formal and informal structures and through formal and informal processes in military, health-care, correctional, corporate, and other community-related structures.
2
MFPMN 5631

Crisis Ministry Certification

(MFPMN 5631)
Students will become certified in at least two nationally recognized programs of training for ministry in emergency or disaster situations, such as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) training.
0.0
MFPSY 5511

Spirituality and Counseling

(MFPSY 5511)
This course examines the Christian Counseling field, including the history of Christian Counseling, an investigation of issues of integrating psychology and theology, and the development of a Christian worldview as a part of the counseling process. This course is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).
3.0
MFPSY 5512

Personality and Counseling Theory

(MFPSY 5512)
This course surveys the major theories of personality and the associated classical and contemporary counseling theories with particular reference to how these theories are applied in the Christian counseling setting. This course is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).
3.0
MFPSY 5513

Basic Skills in Christian Counseling

(MFPSY 5513)
This course is an introduction to basic counseling skills necessary for various counseling settings. Students will examine underlying theoretical assumptions and theology applicable to counseling skills and will develop and apply these skills in a counseling setting. This course provides the experiential foundation for all practicum courses and is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).
3.0
MFPSY 5514

Premarital and Marriage Counseling

(MFPSY 5514)
This course introduces and focuses on various theories and methods of premarital and marriage counseling. Students will consider the biblical foundation for marriage, common problems faced by couples in marriage, principles of systems relationships, and techniques for effective pre-engagement, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. This course is a prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).
3.0
MFPSY 5521

Human Growth and Development

(MFPSY 5521)
This course is an overview of developmental process beginning prior to birth and continuing through death, including how individuals develop cognitively, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and relationally across the lifespan. Students will consider applicability of life stage development and transitions to various counseling and ministry settings.
3.0
MFPSY 5522

Abnormal Psychology

(MFPSY 5522)
This course surveys historical and modern methods of studying abnormal human behavior. It includes a focus on etiology of abnormal behavior, categories of pathology, and general treatment approaches. Students will consider the relationship between religion and mental health/mental illness and best methods of treatment in a counseling setting or referral in a ministry setting. This course is a Prerequisite to Psychopathology (MFPSY5535).
3.0
MFPSY 5523

Group Dynamics and Counseling

(MFPSY 5523)
This course includes a study of group development, processes of group interaction, and basics of conducting counseling in a group setting. Students will consider how to begin a counseling group, methods of effective group leadership and facilitation, evaluating the therapeutic results of group interaction, and ethical issues related to group process and intervention.
3.0
MFPSY 5524

Research and Statistics

(MFPSY 5524)
This course studies research design and statistical analysis as applied to counseling, behavioral science, and ministry research fields. Students will examine topics including research methodology, design, measurement, sampling, data gathering, and interpretation. Statistical analysis includes descriptive and inferential procedures for analyzing data. Students will acquire the necessary skills to integrate research into their professional decision-making process.
3.0
MFPSY 5531

Counseling Ethics II

(MFPSY 5531)
This course considers further ethical and legal aspects of the counseling field as well as standards for professional conduct. Course content will additionally focus on records management, professional organizations, inter-professional cooperation in the counseling field, licensure processes, current LPC board functioning and rules, and other state laws that regulate the counseling field. This course is taught as a capstone course and, as such, should be taken in the student’s final year of study. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5543)

Prerequisites: 
Practicum III (MFPSY 5543)

3.0
MFPSY 5541

Practicum I

(MFPSY 5541)
This course offers experiential training under the guidance of an LPC-Supervisor, preparing students to provide counseling services in their remaining practicum semesters. Students will further refine basic counseling skills, will gain additional preparation in counseling ethics and professionalism, and will identify and make arrangements with their practicum placement site. (Prerequisites:Prerequisites: MFPSY5511, MFPSY5512, MFPSY5513, MFPSY5514, MFPSY5517)

Prerequisites: 
Spirituality and Counseling (MFPSY 5511)
Personality and Counseling Theory (MFPSY 5512)
Basic Skills in Christian Counseling (MFPSY 5513)
Premarital and Marriage Counseling (MFPSY 5514)
Counseling Ethics I (MFPSY 5517)

3.0
MFPSY 5542

Practicum II

(MFPSY 5542)
Students must spend 5-10 hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). (Prerequisites: MFPSY5541).

Prerequisites: 
Practicum I (MFPSY 5541)

3.0
MFPSY 5543

Practicum III

(MFPSY 5543)
Students must spend 5-10 hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). (Prerequisites: MFPSY5542).

Prerequisites: 
Practicum II (MFPSY 5542)

3.0
MFPSY 5544

Clinical Training and Internship

(MFPSY 5544)
Students must spend 5-10 hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). (Prerequisites: MFPSY5543).

Prerequisites: 
Practicum III (MFPSY 5543)

3.0
MFPSY 5525

Testing and Assessment

(MFPSY 5525)
Students will examine the use of assessment techniques and tools, particularly in relationship to individual, marriage, and family counseling. Students will learn to use selected evaluation and testing measures, along with ethical methods of instrument development, administration, and interpretation of results. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5512)

Prerequisites: 
Personality and Counseling Theory (MFPSY 5512)

3.0
MFPSY 5526

Vocational Guidance

(MFPSY 5526)
This course investigates the history of vocation along with major theories and techniques used in counseling individuals in career-related decisions. Students study the history, principles, and techniques in the field of vocational or career counseling. Students become familiar with, administer, and interpret assessment instruments related to career interest, career choice, and change of vocation.
3.0
MFPSY 5532

Cross-Cultural Counseling

(MFPSY 5532)
This course investigates the multiple dimensions related to competent multicultural counseling. Major ethnic groups are studied along with associated counseling approaches. Theories of multicultural counseling and systems-oriented intervention strategies (couple, family, group, and community) are examined as well as the overarching cultural context of relationships, religious and spiritual values, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, and socioeconomic status. Attention is given to developing awareness of one’s own values, attitudes, and beliefs related to counseling in a diverse society. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5541)

Prerequisites: 
Practicum I (MFPSY 5541)

3.0
MFPSY 5527

Family Systems and Therapy

(MFPSY 5527)
This course examines conceptual, theoretical, and theological issues related to family, along with issues of family health and development. The course provides a substantive understanding of the major theories of systems function and change and the applied family therapy approaches evolving from each orientation. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5514)5514

Prerequisites: 
Family Systems and Therapy (MFPSY 5527)

3.0
MFPSY 5533

Counseling and Human Sexuality

(MFPSY 5533)
This course surveys the broad spectrum of human sexuality issues, including a biblical basis for sexuality, sexual development, and sexual problems that occur for individuals and in marriage. Students will consider various approaches for treatment of sexual problems and will learn to apply related counseling methodology. (Prerequisite: MFPSY5541)
3.0
MFPSY 5515

Crisis and Trauma Counseling

(MFPSY 5515)
This course prepares students for counseling opportunities following crisis and trauma events by exploring the essentials of diagnosing and treating acute and post-traumatic stress symptoms, along with related loss and grief processes. This course provides a biblical basis for crisis intervention and a context for treatment of trauma-related disorders as well as best practices in the treatment of trauma with individuals, families, and communities.
3.0
MFPSY 5534

Therapy with Children and Adolescents

(MFPSY 5534)
This course surveys major therapeutic approaches with children and adolescents. Psychological and spiritual development will be examined with a focus on how developmental processes influence counseling. Diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders common to childhood and adolescents will also be addressed.
3.0
MFPSY 5516

Family Ministry and Counseling in the Church

(MFPSY 5516)
This course is a comprehensive study of meeting family-related needs of individuals in the church and community, emphasizing preventative care in working with families. Topics such as designing family ministry conferences, establishing support groups, training lay counselors, and developing a counseling ministry in a church setting are the focus of study.
3.0
MFFND 5112

History and Philosophy of Christian Education

(MFFND 5112)
A study of the ideas and events that have shaped educational thought with an analysis of the influence of these ideas on contemporary Christian educational practice. The student will develop a personal philosophy of education that integrates the Christian experience.
2
MFADM 5112

Administration of the Church Family

(MFADM 5112)
A study of the need for developing a theology of service for church leaders that includes church polity and organization. Focus on discovering leaders through spiritual gifts, qualifications for service, proper ways of enlisting and equipping people to serve.
2
MFFND 5113

Educational Psychology

(MFFND 5113)
An analysis of educational theories in the context of Christian education. Studies in theories of learning, motivation for learning, classroom management, and effective testing practice. Attention will be given to the teaching method of Jesus.
2
MFFND 5115

Principles of Teaching

(MFFND 5115)
A study of the principles and methods of effective Christian teaching, including the development of presentation skills. Approaches include planning and teaching for knowledge/ understanding, development of values, and development of skills which enhance personal Christian ministry.
2
MFFND 5121

Foundations in Children and Family Ministry

(MFFND 5121)
A study of the biblical foundation for family ministry. Emphasis will be placed on the distinct roles of church and family. Attention will be given to ministry to marriages. Students will research family ministry topics.
2
MFFND 5122

Parenting and Faith Development

(MFFND 5122)
A study of the role of parents as spiritual shepherds of their children. Emphasis will be placed on developing the habit of family worship. Attention will be given to prayer, blessing and instruction in the home. Students will develop a parenting philosophy.
2
MFFND 5124

Leadership in Children and Family Ministry

(MFFND 5124)
A study of leadership in family ministry. Emphasis will be placed on family ministry implementation. Attention will be given to character development and spiritual leadership qualities. Students will develop a ministry philosophy.
2
MFFND 5131

Contemporary Youth Issues

(MFFND 5131)
An analysis of the contemporary issues facing youth and society suggesting implications to a church's ministry with youth and families within the larger context of the mission of the church.
2
MFFND 5141

The Church's Ministry with Older Persons

(MFFND 5141)
A Study of the characteristics, needs, and potential of later adulthood. A review of biblical and theological foundation for senior adult ministry will be considered. Special emphasis will be given to church and education programming for ministry with seniors.
2
MFFND 5151

Small Groups Ministry

(MFFND 5151)
This course provides an introductory study of the development, training, implementation, and evaluation of small group ministry. Students will be equipped to lead churches in the use of small groups for spiritual formation and evangelism.
2
MFPMN 5112

Crisis Counseling for Church Leaders

(MFPMN 5112)
This course presents theories, strategies, and skills and an overall introduction to crisis intervention. Historical and current models for assessing and responding to crises are presented. Topics such as medical and psychological traumas including relationship loss, chronic illness, and personal transgressions, and post traumatic stress disorder are part of the curriculum. Theoretical and ethical implications are addressed. Special emphasis is given to disaster psychology, church violence, terrorism and military combat, school violence, and suicidology.
0
MFPSY 5545

Clinical Training

(MFPSY 5545)
This course is for students seeking clinical training beyond the required four semesters. Students must spend 3 or more hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). Admission to this course is by professor permission only.

Prerequisites: 
Clinical Training and Internship (MFPSY 5544)

1.0
MFPSY 5546

Clinical Training

(MFPSY 5546)
This course is for students seeking clinical training beyond the required four semesters. Students must spend 3 or more hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). Admission to this course is by professor permission only.

Prerequisites: 
Clinical Training and Internship (MFPSY 5544)

3.0
MFPSY 5547

Clinical Training

(MFPSY 5547)
This course is for students seeking clinical training beyond the required four semesters. Students must spend 3 or more hours in a counseling setting, providing counseling services to actual clients. This must be done under the supervision of an individual licensed at the supervisory level for Texas LPC or LMFT state licensure (or the equivalent). Admission to this course is by professor permission only.

Prerequisites: 
Clinical Training and Internship (MFPSY 5544)

1.0
MFPMN 5631

Crisis Ministry Certification

(MFPMN 5631)
Students will become certified in at least two nationally recognized programs of training for ministry in emergency or disaster situations, such as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) training.
0
MFPMN 5211

Pastoral Care of Persons in Crisis and Grief

(MFPMN 5211)
A study of ministry to persons in acutely stressful situations. Attention will be given to the pastoral care of individuals suffering personal trauma such as disease, abuse, depression, and bereavement. Students will learn about the dynamics of the grief process, critical incident and post-traumatic stress, and suicide awareness and intervention. They will also learn basic principle of ministry in mass-casualty situations.
2
MFADM 2111

The Functioning Church

(MFADM 2111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the administration ministry of the church. Focus will be given to the biblical principles of enlisting, training, and supervising leaders for church ministries.
2.0
MFFND 2111

The Teaching Church

(MFFND 2111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the teaching ministry of the church. Emphasis will be given to the purposes of education in New Testament churches and principles related to application.
2.0
MFLDS 2111

Leadership in Ministry

(MFLDS 2111)
A study of the principles and practices of leadership for Christian ministry. It includes reflections on the role and ministry of leaders within church, community, and denomination.
2.0
MFLDS 2211

Pastoral Leadership

(MFLDS 2211)
2.0
MFPMN 2111

Pastoral Care

(MFPMN 2111)
2.0
MFPSY 5517

Counseling Ethics I

(MFPSY 5517)
This course introduces students to foundational ethical and legal aspects of the counseling field as well as standards for professional conduct. Students will study professional socialization, the role of the counselor, core legal responsibilities and functioning, and counselor self-care. The emphasis of the course is on developing professional identity and attitudes as a Christian counselor. This course is a Prerequisite to Practicum I (MFPSY5541).
3.0
MFPSY 5528

Counseling and Addictive Processes

(MFPSY 5528)
This course examines the origins and trends of addictive and compulsive behaviors, treatment options, and potential barriers to treatment. Behaviors associated with substance and alcohol abuse and addictions, compulsive gambling, sexual addictions, and eating disorders are explored within a cultural and theological framework.
3.0
MFPSY 5535

Psychopathology

(MFPSY 5535)
In this course, students will study diagnosis of mental disorders, the criteria for these diagnoses, psychotropic pharmacology, and the development of treatment planning skills utilized in professional/clinical mental health settings. Students will learn appropriate use of the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, along with understanding uses and misuses of psychotropic medications.

Prerequisites: 
Abnormal Psychology (MFPSY 5522)

3.0
MFADM 2110

Church Administration

(MFADM 2110)
A study of principles and methods for organizing a local church, managing its resources, and implementing its ministries.
2.0
MFFND 2110

Teaching in the Church

(MFFND 2110)
An overview of the biblical and theological basis for administering the educational work of the church, to include basic principles of effective teaching.
2.0
MFPMN 2110

Christian Leadership

(MFPMN 2110)
A study of principles and practices that contribute to the personal development of mature Christian leaders as individuals, and in relation to the church, community and denomination.
2.0
MFPMN 2110

Pastoral Care and Leadership

(MFPMN 2110)
An introductory study of pastoral and leadership skills necessary to provide effective Christian ministry in the church and the community.
2.0
MFPSY 2110

Christian Counseling

(MFPSY 2110)
An introduction to theories, methods, skills, techniques and theological principles of counseling, as found in Scripture and integrated with current psychological theories and methods.
2.0
MFPSY 2210

Human Growth and Development

(MFPSY 2210)
A study of the stages of spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and mental development of persons from birth through adulthood.
2.0
MFLDS 2110

Christian Discipleship

(MFLDS 2110)
A study of biblical principles of discipleship, how to develop an integrated church-wide plan for mentoring Christians at each stage of life and maturity, and how to implement small group ministry for spiritual formation, discipleship and evangelism.
2.0