The intent of the Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (MFCC) program at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary is to prepare Christian counselors with the knowledge, skills, and insight to practice counseling in the church or clinical settings. The curriculum encourages the integration of theology, theory, personal formation, and professional practice. Students are expected to engage in personal counseling for their own growth. The program covers the content areas required for the California Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure exams and student membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is accredited by WASC and ATS.
The Eye of the Storm: Responses to Terrorsism, Disater, and the Effects of War
Introduction to Supervision
Theology for Integration
Counseling Individuals Lab
Counseling Couples Lab
Aging & Long Term Care
Discipleship and Ethics
Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling
The FPBS MA in Marriage, Family ,and Child Counseling is a smaller, high quality, program, providing students with opportunities for close interaction and mentoring with faculty. The program is typically completed in three years full-time and meets the requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). The program carries the goal of preparing therapists for excellence in counseling including intercultural dialogue across ethnic, linguistic, and religious particularities. An additional goal includes therapeutic engagement with integrative themes in psychology and theology.