Integrative Counseling, Professional Certificate (Undergraduate)

Mission

The mission of the Rosemead School of Psychology global online Certificate in Integrative Counseling is to help Christians to integrate a Christian worldview with compassionate, effective counseling practice. We seek to equip our students to use a biblically based, empirically supported, and culturally sensitive integrative counseling approach to address unmet mental health needs worldwide, both in the Christian community and in society at large. 

Program Description

A bi-lingual (Chinese-English) online learning platform makes an international standard of counselor education and training available in the two top languages used on the internet. This program's administration and delivery to students in Asia is done in collaboration with Biola University's partner, the Institute for the Advancement of Counseling Excellence (iACE).

All students who successfully complete four foundational courses that provide essential knowledge and practical skills will earn a Certificate in Integrative Counseling. These may include students without a professional counseling license who provide pastoral care (e.g., pastors, church workers). 

Students with a professional counseling license may enroll in a professional level that includes, along with the 4 foundational courses, 2 additional courses with online case consultation while applying what they have learned to counsel actual clients in a “virtual practicum clinic." They will earn an additional Professional Certificate in Integrative Counseling.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate in Integrative Counseling, students will be able to:

  1. Explain how to integrate a Christian worldview with culturally sensitive, evidence-based counseling practice (ULO 1).
  2. Demonstrate personal growth in integrating a Christian worldview with their sense of identity and roles and responsibilities in a continuum of care (ULO 2).
  3. Apply foundational relationship building skills to facilitate the counseling process (ULO 3).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete 8 credits of foundational coursework. 

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
PSIC 410Introduction to Integrative Counseling2
PSIC 420Foundations of Assessment2
PSIC 430Integrative Counseling Interventions I2
PSIC 440Integrative Counseling Interventions II2
PSIC 450Virtual Practicum Clinic I2
PSIC 460Virtual Practicum Clinic II2
Total Credits12