The Christian Psychology Program is getting new partners!
We recognize that the goal of many students pursuing this degree is to continue onto a master’s degree, so the program focuses on…
- growing the student’s understanding of psychological concepts,
- expanding their Biblical worldview,
- instructing them in counseling techniques, both clinical and Biblical
- increasing knowledge regarding clinical terms and symptoms
to prepare them for a variety of graduate programs.
To be professionally licensed, graduates need to obtain a master’s level degree, a doctorate in some cases. For this reason, our Christian Psychology program department head, Lisa Ruhl, has been working to develop partnerships with other Christian colleges that offer graduate programs. One of these partnerships is Hope International University (HIU)!
Lisa Ruhl met with HIU representatives to make sure the coursework required by our Christian Psychology program folds in neatly with the HIU’s masters-level counseling programs. After that conversation concluded, HIU offered to draw up a memorandum of understanding to expedite the admissions process for our graduates entering into their Master of Science in Counseling and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy programs. HIU was so excited about accepting our students that they also offered an ongoing 25% tuition discount to our graduates entering their graduate counseling programs.
After conversations with Chuck Faber (Academic Dean at Boise Bible College), HIU extended that tuition discount to cover any Boise Bible graduate pursuing four additional degrees:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Management
- Master of Arts in Ministry
- Master of Divinity
As of March 2021, a memorandum of understanding is now signed by both BBC and HIU!
About the Christian Psychology Program
This program views people through the understanding that they were made in the image of God, though the reflection has been distorted due to sin. By studying scripture, as well as scientific concepts and principles, students will be better prepared to help others and guide them towards becoming a clearer reflection of their Creator. Students will be encouraged to become more empathetic towards those who are hurting by processing a theological view on suffering.
Due to this balance of Biblical and clinical counseling education, graduates of the Christian Psychology program will have the unique advantage of reaching a variety of clients.
About Professor Ruhl
Professor Ruhl was born and raised in Montana. She graduated from Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Psychology and Counseling. In addition, she received a dual master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Brown University. Her experience includes providing therapy at a clinical mental health center, inpatient psychiatric unit, teen counseling office, and counseling college-age students.