Bethel Seminary

San Diego - MFT

MF/TS755

Theology and MFT Theory: An Integrative Seminar

This course is an investigation of human nature and Christology from both theological and psychological perspectives. Different theories of human nature are considered in relation to a theological understanding of imago dei. The consequences of the fall on the human person and race are appraised theologically and clinically. The effect of redemption from sin through Christ is compared and contrasted to psychopathology and therapeutic effectiveness. Students will contemplate the person and example of Christ and explore ways in which they can be incarnational in practice to bring about change and healing to a hurting humanity. This course will assist M.F.T. students to write the Senior M.F.T. Paper. The class will be team taught by a theology professor and a marital and family therapy professor. Prerequisites: MF504 and TS501. Four hours.