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Registrar’s Office

Welcome to the Registrar’s Office! We are here to serve your needs in the area of academic records, transcripts, registration, scheduling, and more. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your academic related questions or concerns.

Grade Change Appeal

A student who wishes to appeal a grade must first discuss the matter with the instructor of record. Grade Appeals must be made within one academic semester of the course in question.

Instructor of record will refer students to the Records Office to complete a Change of Grade Form.

The approval/denial of the grade appeal is final. Once the Grade Change Form is completed, the Registrar will send a written response to the student within 14 business days regarding the outcome.

If a student believes that the instructor has assigned a grade that was arbitrary, prejudiced, or unfair, they should refer to the academic grievance policy (in the Student Handbook).

Transcript Requests

Please use our online form to request of copy of your transcript:

Request Transcript

You can also complete a paper version and send it by mail by printing off this Transcript Request Form at the link here.

  • The form can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to the Registrar’s Office. (See contact information below.)
  • The cost is $10.00 per transcript by regular shipping for both domestic and international mailing. Delivery time varies by destination. If you request an express shipping, there will be an additional cost. (See the Transcript Request Form for the details.)
  • Payments can be made via credit card, check, or cash. You can call the Registrar’s Office to pay by credit card, send the check by mail, or stop by our office to pay in cash.
  • Per institute policy, official transcripts cannot be released until the student’s account is paid in full.
  • Transcripts are available for electronic delivery to those institutions which accept the electronic form. Students wishing to obtain an electronic copy of their transcript will only be eligible to receive an unofficial e-transcript.

Change in Enrollment

For current students: to add or drop a course, or to change to an audit or credit, please fill out the form here and submit to the College Office or Registrar’s Office.

Course Schedule

The schedule for the Fall 2020 semester is available here.

The schedule for the Spring 2021 semester is available here.

Academic Calendar

FALL 2020

New Student Dorm Move-InAugust 19

New Student OrientationAugust 20-21

First Day of Classes August 24

Week of Spiritual Emphasis August 24-29

Last Day to Register September 1

Last Day to Add, Withdraw, or Change to Audit without Charge September 1

Change in Course Enrollment Fee Applies September 2

Midterms WeekOctober 12-16

Midterm Grades Due October 21

Friday Schedule on ThursdayOctober 22

Fall R&R October 22-25

Last Day to Withdraw with “W” or AuditNovember 4

Colloquium Weekend November 13-15

Thanksgiving Break November 22-29

Last Day of Classes December 14

FinalsDecember 15-17

Final Grades DueDecember 30

SPRING 2020

New Student Dorm Move-In & OrientationJanuary 17

First Day of Classes January 18

Week of Spiritual Emphasis January 18-23

Last Day to Register January 26

Last Day to Add, Withdraw, or Change to Audit without Charge January 26

Change in Course Enrollment Fee Applies January 27

Midterms WeekMarch 8-12

Spring Break March 14-21

Midterm Grades Due March 17

Colloquium Weekend March 26-28

Last Day to Withdraw with “W” or AuditMarch 31

Friday Schedule on ThursdayApril 15

Spring R&R April 15-18

Last Day of Classes May 10

FinalsMay 11-13

Graduation WeekendMay 14-16

Final Grades DueMay 26

SUMMER 2020

International Mission TripMay 17-30

First Day of Classes May 30

Credit Hour Policy

Weimar Institute recognizes one semester credit hour of didactic instruction, marking student achievement through intended learning outcomes and verified by tangible evidence of student learning, as 3 hours of work per week over a fifteen week academic semester, totaling 45 hours per semester.

A 3 credit class is scheduled to meet 3 hours (150 minutes) per week for a total of 15 weeks. In addition, the expectation for students is to work (study, read, develop class deliverables, etc.) outside of class 6 hours per week. The balance of in-class and out-of-class work may be adjusted to best suit learning objectives.

One semester credit hour of practicum represents 45 hours of laboratory, practicum, or observation experience.

Weimar Institute operated on the quarter system until the summer of 2008. Since the fall of 2008 it has operated on the semester system.

Transfer of Credits Policy

Weimar Institute accepts transfer credits when the following criteria are met:

Official transcripts are submitted directly from each college attended
The credits presented for transfer are for college level courses in which the student has earned a grade of C or higher
All completed credits come directly from regionally accredited institutions
Generally, students will be granted credit for baccalaureate level courses successfully completed at regionally accredited colleges. Faculty in conjunction with the registrar will determine course equivalencies through a variety of criteria, including but not limited to, course titles, descriptions, and/or course syllabi.

Not all transfer credit may be applied as a course equivalency directly to a specific degree at Weimar Institute. However, courses aligned with the mission of Weimar Institute may be used toward electives as approved by the registrar. The Institute reserves the right to require repetition of courses that have become outdated.

Transfer Credits from an unaccredited school are accepted on an individual basis with review of the course syllabi and after the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic performance in that subject area during their first semester of attendance. Courses taken at an unaccredited institution will be vetted by a faculty member in the related field. Credits may need to be validated by passing a qualifying exam before the credit will be granted. Transfers from an unaccredited school will be reviewed and processed by the end of the student’s first semester of enrollment at Weimar Institute.

College transcripts and course syllabi issued in languages other than English or on a scale other than 4.0 must be accompanied by an official and authorized English translation. The College English sequence (ENGL 101-102) can only be fulfilled by equivalent English courses taken at institutions where all instruction is in English within the United States, and vetting of the course is approved by Weimar Institute faculty in the English department.

Ninety transfer credits is the maximum permitted for a four-year degree. Weimar Institute reserves the right to accept or reject credits earned at other institutions. See section entitled Graduation Requirements of Academic Bulletin for further information.

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Erica Kinjo
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Office Hours

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F 8:30am-12:30pm

Phone: 530-422-7926
Fax: 530-422-7949

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P.O. Box 486
Weimar, CA 95736
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Lifespan Development (3 Credits)

From conception to old age, this course explores focuses on the biological, psychological, and social developmental issues and milestones for each stage of the lifespan, paying particular attention to the aspects of context, culture, and environmental issues. Topics include, but are not limited to: parenting style (child guidance), social contexts, social stress, poverty, low educational attainment, abuse and neglect, gender and family issues salient to relationships, separation, nontraditional and blended families and inadequate housing and how these affect development. Issues of aging and long-term care are included.

Moral Identity and Faith as a Counselor (3 Credits)

This course explores the formation of the student therapist’s identity as a counselor within the framework of Christianity and how this plays out in a secular world of counseling. This course presents philosophical and ethical perspectives integral to the understanding of the contemporary psychologies. Students learn how to analyze the ethical bias of psychotherapeutic psychologies, identify their underlying philosophical assumptions, and develop an appreciation for the moral components in individual, marital, and family identity formation. Also included will be a workshop to enhance spiritual development.

Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy: Basic Theories and Skills (3 Credits)

This course develops an understanding of the major theoretical orientations used by current practitioners, focusing on systemic approaches. Theories provide a coherent framework for understanding how people change. This course will highlight the Biblical understanding of how change takes place. This course covers the concepts and techniques associated with the primary theories of counseling psychology: psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and post-modern; in contrast with wholistic counseling techniques. Also included are the evidence-based treatments, limitations, and outcome research associated with each concept. The course also highlights cultural and spiritual diversity as it applies to the therapeutic process and awareness of the self, interpersonal issues, and spiritual values as they impact the use of theoretical frameworks. This course also introduces the student to basic skill in attending behavior, clinical interviewing and clinical intervention. Finally, this foundational course clarifies key issues in human nature and prepares the student for developing a worldview that is consistent with their theological and spiritual orientation.

Advanced Counseling Theory (3 Credits)

This course will examine several individuals, and family approaches for counseling. The development of specific behavioral, cognitive, humanistic/experiential, psychodynamic and systemic frameworks will be deconstructed. Student will distinguish Christian approach of addressing individual and family concerns. Students will be involved in experiential activities designed to relate the observation, demonstration and practice to research-based explanations. In this course, we will consider how each approach is used in clinical, school, and marriage and family counseling applications. Training in the use of the therapeutic relationship will be a focus for understanding and intervening with clients.

Group Processes in Counseling (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of group counseling with children, adults, families, and couples. The course focuses on basic group counseling theory including therapeutic group factors, stages of group development, and principles of commonly accepted and research-based group interventions. The course will cover different types of groups, such as support, psycho-educational, and process groups; the tasks, skills, and qualities of effective group leaders; roles of group members; and legal and ethical issues pertaining to groups, group leaders; roles of group members; and legal and ethical issues pertaining to groups. Importance is placed on responsibilities and skills and cultural considerations. Emphasis on small and large group processes and involvement in experiential activities is designed to relate the clinical process to theoretical explanations. Throughout, there is an emphasis on group work within community mental health settings.

Child and Adolescent Counseling (3 Credits)

This course provides an understanding of the broad range of childhood and adolescent problems and maladjustment behaviors. A variety of psychotherapeutic modalities are presented, providing the student with an opportunity to develop knowledge of basic child and adolescent therapy skills, assessments, and treatment strategies. The impact of the development aspects, family dynamics, social environments, and multicultural issues are addressed. In addition, legal and ethical issues and the role of hospitalization are considered.

Addictions Counseling and Treatment (3 Credits)

This course covers the prevention, assessment, and treatment of substance abuse/dependence, behavioral addictions, and co-occurring conditions. Theories of etiology, populations at risk, and the role of persons and systems in supporting or compounding abuse/addiction are discussed. The course reviews the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and neurological effects of psychoactive drug use and the impact of addiction on the family system. Best practices for the screening, assessment, and treatment of addictions and co-occurring behaviors are covered as well as community resources for individuals and family members. Additional focus will be placed on developing understanding of Recovery Oriented Care, social and psychological implications of socioeconomic position, and cultural awareness and competencies.

Counseling Diverse Populations (3 Credits)

This course focuses on the intersection and convergence of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, acculturation, and chronological age and how these inform effective mental health care. The goal is to increase awareness of multiple dimensions of diversity in order to prepare students to work sensitively and effectively with California’s multi-cultural population. Attention also is given to issues of privilege, marginality, and oppression, including sexism, racism, classism, ableism, ageism, and heterosexism. Theoretical perspectives on multicultural counseling will be examined as well as strategies for intervention and advocacy. This course will focus on eliminating biases, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination. Throughout, effective strategies for communicating about emotionally charged material is emphasized.

Couples and Family Counseling: Post-Modern (3 Credits)

This course continues the study of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals, couples, and families using interactional and brief models. This course provides advanced training in the theories and techniques of modern and post-modern schools of family therapy including Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Narrative Therapy. Also included are the evidence-based treatments, outcome research, and limitations associated with each theory. Specific family issues addressed include: transition to parenthood, parenting young and school-age children, household division of labor, and blended families. Throughout, careful attention is paid to the historical and cultural context in which the theories were developed and the implications for working with diverse populations in recovery-oriented community mental health settings.

Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy: Advanced Techniques (3 Credits)

This course is designed to further develop the psychotherapeutic skills of students prior to their entry into a clinical placement. Students focus on developing proficiency in the core interviewing qualities, deriving goals for a clinical session, and in making contracts with clients for change. Additionally, students are encouraged to begin developing a theoretical and conceptual understanding of cases and trained to work with diverse populations. Students are also encouraged to address issues regarding the integration of their faith with the practice of psychotherapy.

Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families (3 Credits)

This course examines the application of psychological instruments to the assessment of individuals, couples, and families. Fundamentals of psychological assessment are reviewed including standardized and non-standardized testing approaches, basic statistical concepts, and moral, ethical and cultural considerations in assessment. The course will also provide an overview of issues related to cognitive assessment, achievement, aptitude, and neuropsychological assessment. Emphasis will also be on clinical, behavioral, and personality assessment.

Knowing God Better Through Career Development: Theories and Techniques (3 Credits)

This course prepares students to address the intersections of career, values, and life roles in the context of career counseling and responding to career and work-related issues

for majority and marginalized groups. Students will gain core knowledge of major career development theories; examine the implications of sociocultural factors on career development, work transitions, and the career counseling process; gain experience with career counseling assessments and resources; and become familiar with current career development literature.

Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3 Credits)

Students will develop a foundation for assessing and treating post-trauma reactions in adults along with an overview of trauma responses in children. We will begin by reviewing the variety of trauma populations followed by in-depth instruction on the mechanism of development major trauma concerns. The assessment and intervention of post-trauma conditions will be identified. Next, we will address clinical interventions including disaster mental health and exposure-based treatment. Finally, we will review issues affecting therapists working with trauma populations and self-care strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

Research and Evaluation in Counseling (3 Credits)

The goal of this course is to enable students to become informed consumers of psychological research and to use current research knowledge and tools to improve treatment outcomes. Students will explore methods and issues associated with the conduct and use of research concerning phenomena relevant to counseling psychology. The course provides an overview of hypothesis generation, research design, data collection and interpretation, and utilization of research findings in clinical practice, while considering systemic and sociocultural influences. Students will review seminal research findings including research on specific treatments and common factors across treatments that improve therapy outcome. The course also provides students with assessment tools for evaluating mental health programs and the effectiveness of one’s own clinical practice. Emphasis is given to helping students become knowledgeable consumers of research, including the use of research to inform evidence-based practice.

Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology (3 Credits)

Fulfills the California Board of Behavioral Sciences requirement for surveying the use of pharmacological agents in patient care. This course provides a basic overview of neurobiology in order to understand the biological bases of behavior and the psychopharmacological treatment of mental disorders. The course includes information about commonly prescribed psychiatric medications for children and adults – indications, contraindications, mechanisms of action, side effects, drug-drug interactions, iatrogenics, and variability related to age, gender, ethnicity, and medical condition. Students will learn how to work cooperatively and effectively with clients, family members, and prescribing clinicians. Additionally, controversies related to the medical model and to specific prescribing practices will be explored.

Psychopathology & Diagnostic Processes (3 Credits)

This course examines the major types of psychopathology. It explores techniques of intake interviewing and determining mental status to formulate a differential diagnosis based upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Students will also recognize and understand the controversial history of the development of the DSM. The

course also includes a critical examination of the clinical and experimental literature in psychopathy. Etiologies of cognitive/affective functions and dysfunctions and implications for therapeutic intervention are also addressed.

Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (3 Credits)

This course will provide students with an understanding of human sexual development with a particular focus upon sexuality counseling from a systems perspective. The goal of this course is to learn about the many facets of human sexuality and the treatment of sexual dysfunctions in a safe and respectful environment. Topics include the physiology, psychology, and sociology of sexuality, including the effects of sexual attitudes and functioning on individuals and families. Gender Identity and LGBTQ and sexual perspectives will be reviewed. Clinical applications, including the treatment of sexual difficulty and dysfunction will also be explored. Students will develop familiarity with the language and terms of sexology and demonstrate an ability to apply this knowledge to clinical situations. Finally, students will explore the above with a framework of Christian compassion and love, exploring how God created sex to be beneficial. A review of AIDS, HIV, and STDs will be given.

Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the legal, ethical, and moral issues related to the practice of LPCC and MFT in the state of California. This course focuses on contemporary professional law and ethics and moral dilemmas related to counseling practice. Students review statutory, regulatory, and decisional laws related to the scope of therapy practice, including confidentiality, privilege, reporting requirements, family law, and the treatment of minors. Professional codes of ethics (ACA, AAMFT/ CAMFT, and APA) will be reviewed. California law that is relevant to the practice of counseling will be examined including goals and objectives of professional organizations, standards of training, licensure, and the rights and responsibilities of professional counselors. Case examples will be discussed. Consideration is also given to the student practitioner’s values and behaviors, especially in relation to becoming a Christian therapist.

Practicum in Counseling (6, 3 per term)

The purpose of this course is to develop counseling competencies when working with a variety of clients with unique presenting concerns. Specifically, the focus will be on your ability to engage your clients in treatment, establish a working alliance, identify dysfunctional patterns, and use either general strategies or ECBIS strategies to facilitate change. You will work toward the development of a personally acceptable and professionally effective style of establishing and working in helping relationships. We will work toward helping you to examine your behaviors and rationales and to modify for greater effectiveness.

Course Prerequisites:
This is the terminal course for the program and will run concurrently with a weekly seminar that will address issues in counseling practice.