It is the intent of the Department of Counseling to produce credentialed and licensed Christlike men and women who will actively pursue careers in service occupations, such as school, community, and marriage and family counseling through which lives may be healed and strengthened. Programs feature instruction by a qualified Christian faculty committed to the integration of faith with academic learning for living. The Department is supported by an on-campus Center for Marriage and Family Studies, directed by Dr. Gary Oliver and Dr. Greg Smalley, well-known authors of several books in the field. JBU is an interdenominational, evangelical, private Christian University.
Career Development Information & Vocational Education
Family of Origin
Principles of Marital Therapy
Advanced Family Therapy
Organization & Administration of Pupil Personnel Services: (Elementary
Professional Development & Orientation
Promoting Change Through Brief Therapy
Statistics & Research
Advanced Statistics & Research
Practicum I , II , & III (Elementary
Marriage & Family)
Internship I , II & , III
Selected Topics in Counseling.
Marriage & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapy and Community Counseling
The Marriage and Family Therapy degree is 64 hours, the Community Counseling degree 61 hours and both are easily combined for students seeking eventual dual licensure. School Counseling requires 48 hours. Faculty all have several years of experience and earned doctorates in MFT, Psychology (emphasis Family Psychology) or Counselor Education. School Counseling is a NCATE accredited program. MFT and Community programs are designed to meet or exceed NCATE standards.