Asbury Theological Seminary - Kentucky

Marriage and Family Counseling Program
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Asbury Theological Seminary is a community called to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world through the love of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father. The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling program offers instruction in the theory and practice of professional marriage and family counseling within a Christian worldview. The program prepares graduates to integrate biblical and theological understanding with historical and contemporary marriage and family counseling theory and practice.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Virginia Todd Holeman (head)
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

204 North Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40690-1199
United States

Phone Number
(859) 858-3581
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Virginia Todd Holeman (head)
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Biblical Narrative
  • Counseling & Christian Beleifs or Basic Christian Doctrine
  • Missional Formation
  • Independent Bible Study
  • Theology of John Wesley
  • Gate Three: MAMF
  • Family System Theory
  • Ethical/Lagal Issues Counseling
  • Dynamics in Human Sexuality
  • Theores of Personality Development
  • Couple Counseling Theory and Intervention
  • Counseling Religion: Process & Skills
  • Counseling Internship - One
  • Counseling Internship - Two
  • Assessment Inventories/Counseling
  • Psychopathology: Theo/As.
  • Research Seminar:Theology/Design
  • Advanced Issues/Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Electives
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage and Family Counseling (M.A.)
Masters Comments

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling program is to offer instruction in the theory and practice of professional marriage and family counseling within a Christian worldview. The program is designed to prepare graduates to integrate biblical and theological understanding with historical and contemporary marriage and family counseling theory and practice and to meet the academic and professional standards of relevant state marriage and family licensure boards.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.