Integrative Counseling, Professional Certificate

Effective Fall 2020, this program is in teach out phase; no new students will be admitted.


The Professional Certificate in Integrative Counseling is a global online graduate level program whose mission is to help Christians integrate their faith with compassionate, effective counseling practice. We seek to equip our students to use a scripturally 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.

Students with a professional counseling license will earn a Professional Certificate in Integrative Counseling by successfully completing four foundational courses that provide essential knowledge and practical skills, followed by two additional courses with online case consultation in a “virtual practicum clinic.” A bi-lingual (Chinese-English) format makes an international standard of counselor education and training available in the two top languages used on the internet.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Professional 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)
  4. Apply integrative counseling interventions to facilitate emotional-relational growth that is intertwined with spiritual growth. (ULO 3)
  5. Apply integrative counseling interventions to help clients with clinically significant distress to achieve their goals.  (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.

Admission Requirements

Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution and hold a professional counseling license.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete 12 credits of foundational coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.67, and no more than one "C+" or lower grade.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
RSIC 510Introduction to Integrative Counseling2
RSIC 520Foundations of Assessment2
RSIC 530Integrative Counseling Interventions I2
RSIC 540Integrative Counseling Interventions II2
RSIC 550Virtual Practicum Clinic I2
RSIC 560Virtual Practicum Clinic II2
Total Credits12