Upcoming Classes

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Counseling & Helping Relationship Skills - 3.00 Hours

This course provides systematic training in rudimentary helping skills, i.e., active listening, essential interviewing, case-conceptualization and consultation skills. Course content will centrally focus on both a. An evidence-based, three-phase model of behavior change and the rudimentary helping skills incorporated in that model and b. An evidence-based understanding of effective counselor behavioral characteristics. Course concepts and skills will be considered, critiqued and utilized from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Also, these helping skills and effective counselor behaviors will be considered in terms of both face-to-face and technology-assisted helping relationships. Core ethical issues (confidentiality, therapist skill proficiency, client consent and collaboration, and multicultural competence) will be introduced commensurate with topics and skills addressed. In addition to course lecture and class discussion a social skills training approach will be employed to define, demonstrate and afford ample practice and feedback of specified helping skills via small-group training (T-Groups). The T-Group lab component will take place outside of the classroom but during regularly scheduled class hours.

01PSY502/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
TuesThurs 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
June 4 - August 10

Assessment and Testing - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: 6/29-30; 7/6-7; 7/14; 7/27; 8/3. FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FRO 8AM TO NOON; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 8AM TO 4PM. This course teaches the use and application of tests and measurements in diagnosis and assesment of intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics and functioning. Test content, validity, reliability, purpose, limitations, ethics, and administration are compared and evaluated. Stress is placed on the interpretation of test results to the client population.

01PSY543/01
Terry L. Hight
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:55 AM
TBA 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 4 - August 10

Group Theories Practice - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course provides both theoretical and experiential understanding of group development dynamics, counseling theories and group counseling methods. Students participate in a process group to understand by experience the nature of group skills, stages and techniques.

01PSY571/01
James Jay Roberson
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:55 AM
June 4 - August 10

Counseling in Community Settings - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS AS FOLLOWS: JUNE 18-19; JUNE 25-26; JULY 16-17; JULY 23-24; and JULY 30. ALL CLASSES MEET FROM 1:00PM TO 4:15PM. The purpose of this course is to examine the specialty of community counseling, including crisis situations and the impact of trauma. The course will be shaped by three major components: 1) the study of community counseling theory and practice, 2) a theoretical and practical study of crisis situations, and 3) the study of the impact of trauma including case conceptualization and treatment models. The format of the course will allow each student the opportunity to apply his/her academic talents, life experiences, clinical background, and Christian worldview to the counseling profession.

01PSY576/01
Michael Hillerman
Guy Richardson
TBA 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
TBA 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
June 4 - August 10

Psychology in Relation to Theology III - 1.00 Hours

The third in a set of three integrative courses: 01PSY622, 01PSY624, 01PSY626. In their last semester of the program, students employ skills learned throughout their training to prepare an integrative research paper examining psychological and theological approaches to a major substantive issue raised by one of their clinical cases. Based on their research, students develop, implement and evaluate a treatment program for their clients. The results are presented to peers in a seminar format employing audio-video resources and clinical video tape.

01PSY626/01
Dr. James Hurley
Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
June 4 - August 10

Practicum - 3.00 Hours

One hundred hours of supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical setting. Forty hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, and/or families. Students receive an in depth orientation to their clinical practice site. Students receive individual, group and in vivo supervision from an appropriately licensed or approved supervisor (or equivalent) and participate in case conferences. To complete the practicum and advance to internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling and case management skills.

01PSY650/01
Dr. James Hurley
Dr. William J. Richardson
Barb Martin
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 4 - August 10

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

Summer version of 01PSY656 clinical internship

01PSY6562/01
Dr. James Hurley
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
June 4 - August 10

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.

01NT502/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
June 18 - July 13

Hebrew I - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

01OT502/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 10:05 AM - 11:55 AM
June 18 - July 13

Paul and Personal Relationships - 1.00 Hours

This course will examine the ongoing transformational processes involved in sanctification and in the management of personal relationships in Christian life and neuroscience correlates to them, with a focus on the letter to the Ephesians and contemporary neuroscience. Other biblical texts will also be considered. Issues such as God's providential and immediate work in believers and unbelievers, the role of individual believer's thoughts, experiences, emotions and actions, and the role of larger relationship systems such as marriages, families and the church will be considered.

01NT613/01
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TBA 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
July 9 - July 12

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

This course is a continuation of 01OT502.

01OT504/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 10:05 AM - 11:55 AM
July 16 - August 10

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course is a continuation of Greek I, focusing on the study of grammar, building vocabulary, and developing techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

01NT504/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
July 16 - August 10




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Preaching in a Post Modern World - 3.00 Hours

SP01DM808/01
Emilio (Neto) Garofalo
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 11 - June 15

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS AS FOLLOWS: SEPT. 14-15; OCT. 19-20; and NOV. 30-DEC. 1. FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 5PM; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 3PM. This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian church.

01HT502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
TBA 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TBA 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today's challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

01MS518/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Through the study of selected passages the students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

01NT506/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Synoptics & Acts - 3.00 Hours

This course emphasizes the distinctive portraits of Christ in Matthew, Mark, and Luke and the continuation of Christ's ministry in Acts. Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teachings, and pastoral purpose.

01NT510/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Johannine Literature - 2.00 Hours

An overview of the Gospel and Epistles of John that emphasizes the leading themes and overall message of these books.

01NT514/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Exegesis in the NT-I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament, such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek I, Greek II, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT526/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1; DECEMBER 7-8. CLASS MEETS FROM 10:30AM TO 5:00PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. This course investigates the covenantal nature of the Christian Bible from a biblical-theological perspective. The study of biblical theology includes: (1) the history, definition, task, method, and goal of biblical theology; (2) the attempt to identify the "center" of biblical theology as a way of understanding the relationship of the various parts to the whole; and (3) selected themes in biblical theology as those threads that make up the fabric of the biblical canon.

01OT500/01
Greg Beale
FriSat 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Exegesis in the OT I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT501/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

01OT506/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
TuesThurs 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

01OT506/02
Michael McKelvey
TuesThurs 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Joshua-Kings - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings -- also called the Former Prophets. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT510/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Psalms-Chronicles - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Songs of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles -- also called the Writings. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this class.

01OT512/01
Michael McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

OT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program The Old Testament is a unified book that tells an ancient story about God establishing his ideal for the world (Law) and how that ideal was lost (Prophets) and then restored at least in part (Writings). The story in the Old Testament is the prelude to the greatest story ever told, the story of God’s ultimate restoration in Jesus Christ. OT Studies for Counseling is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

01OT601/01
Michael McKelvey
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. Students learn about developmental psychology, concentrating on major theories, concepts and issues. It covers the lifespan and the systems within which individuals live in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and late life.

01PSY511/01
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV-TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

01PSY519/01
Eric Patrick Welsh
Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 27 - December 7

Theory & Practice of Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course surveys primary current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and demonstrates how theory relates to the practice of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the delivery of mental health services.

01PSY560/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Neuroscience Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

01PSY575/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Intro. to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the student to exegetical, theological, historical, and practical aspects of ministry. Students are equipped to use the practice of ministry as the integrating concept for all of their theological studies.

01PT502/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course addressed total communication for pastors with an emphasis on preaching philosophy and style, textual exposition, and sermon structure. Written and oral, verbal and non-verbal communications are included. Aspects of oral communication include preaching, extemporaneous speaking, story telling, vocabulary development, elocution, and elements of drama.

01PT508/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

01PT510/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This class provides the introductory groundwork for pastoral care through counseling. It will include an overview of counseling theory and practice with a particular emphasis on the practical work of counseling by ministers in the church and/or college ministry settings. Basic counseling skills will be introduced in this course including the work of attending and active listening. Students will be introduced to various categories of problems that a pastor is likely to encounter in the counseling process and will include developing a sense of self-awareness of both abilities and limits as well as the process of referral when needed.

01PT516/01
Guy Richardson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Hist. of Philosophy & Christian Thought - 3.00 Hours

A critical, historical survey of the development of the main schools of philosophy and the principal developments in Christian doctrine and thought. After a brief introduction to philosophical thinking, the course concentrates on philosophical movements from Heraclitus to contemporary existentialism. Each school of thought is evaluated from a distinctively Reformed perspective.

01ST504/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Theological Foundations for Counseling - 2.00 Hours

01ST510/01
Dr. James Hurley
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Systematic Theol Studies for Couns - 3.00 Hours

01ST511/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Scripture, Theology Proper, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

01ST515/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and the Sacraments.

01ST519/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Addictions - 3.00 Hours

This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions, such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

01PSY592/01
Branden Henry
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Christian Life in a Secular Culture - 1.00 Hours

This course assists the student in understanding and relating to secular culture. Art forms, political and economic structure, and other elements of culture are examined.

01PT514/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 14 - January 15

Educational Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study of the pastor's role as teacher and administrator within the educational program of the church. Careful attention is given to philosophy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special needs of each age group.

01CE514/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 14 - January 18

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