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    Online Doctor of Ministry Degree in Family Therapy

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Doctoral - Doctoral Enrollment: 250 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Postal, Voice Subject: Psychology, General METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy is an advanced, professional degree for community organizations and church-related vocations. This degree has three concentrations designed to prepare participants to counsel with couples, families and individuals. Being a capstone program it infuses academics and practice to prepare students for family therapy and counseling ministry.

    The Doctor of Ministry Program is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level IV degree. The purposes of this program include: (1) Developing advanced knowledge and professional skills in Family Therapy; (2) Understanding and interpreting ministry in relation to the context of Family Therapy; (3) Acquainting the student with literature, materials, and methodologies which develop leadership, teaching, and counseling skills, to be used in helping relationships; (4) Guiding the student in personal reflection and growth; (5) Providing courses necessary to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Professional Counselor (LPC), and (6) Preparing a student to be a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).
     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    None.
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Recommended requirements:
    Hardware: Minimum requirements for Windows: 200 MHz (400 MHz preferred) Pentium R processor or equivalent, 32-64 MB of RAM (64MB RAM preferred), V.90-56Kbps modem

    SCU will work with students to help determine if their computer, etc. is adequate.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    SCU's learning resources is available through its online catalog. Students may view SCU's holdings and request resources via the Internet. First Search program is available online to registered students. First Search and ProQuest Database give students access to 65 databases, including the Library of Congress, and the ATLA index. These databases include abstracts and full texts of many sources. In addition to SCU's monograph collection which exceeds 70,000 volumes, there are over 275 subscriptions in either print form or through full-text databases, along with another one hundred subscriptions of general religious interest. Back files of these titles and others are also available, along with the proper indexes to facilitate their use.

    The University Resource Center has protocol agreements with a number of institutions, allowing its students full or limited use of their facilities. These agreements allow its students to expand their research process through access to other collections.

    The interlibrary loan program supplements local holdings. SCU is a member of the American Theological Users Group (ATUG), which allows access to the collections of 150 theological schools through an online database.

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville has issued a letter of intent to SCU stating that it will provide Library and Research Services to Southern Christian University for its Distance Learning programs beginning the Fall 2001.

    Students can request materials from SCU's library by calling 1-800-351-4040, ext. 120. Students are provided with a textbook and publishers list so that they can order their textbooks directly from the publishers, thereby avoiding any markups.
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    All students making application to the program receive a financial aid packet. The packet includes information on how students can complete their Application for Financial Aid online.

     


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