Steve Hunter

Professor of Psychology & Counseling; Hope for the Heart Chair of Biblical Counseling; Program Director of B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling
Dr. Steve Hunter, Professor of Psychology and Counseling, Hope for the Heart Chair of Biblical Counseling, and Program Director of B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling
Steve Hunter 214.818.1371
  • 1995 Ed.D. (Counseling; Minor: Psychology), Texas A&M University-Commerce
    Dissertation: “From Stress Seminar to a Foundation of Care for Missionaries in Central and Eastern Europe”
  • 2004 D.Min. (Pastoral Ministries), Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
    Dissertation: “Examining the Counseling and Religious Values of Master’s Level Counseling Students: A National Study”
  • 1992 M.S. (Counseling; Minor: Psychology), Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • 1989 M.Div. (Theology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1986 B.S. (Psychology; Minor: Business Administration), Texas A&M University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas State Board of Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Texas State Board of Professional Counselors
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Board Certified Life Coach, National Board for Certified Counselors
  • EMDR Training in Trauma Intervention, EMDRIA Accredited, Approved Provider
  • Rapid Resolution Trauma Therapy, Advanced Training, Institute for Rapid Resolution Trauma Therapy
  • Licensed Minister, Hilltop Baptist Church, Burleson, Texas
  • Ordained Minister, Hilltop Baptist Church, Burleson, Texas
  • Hunter, S. (2004). 2 Fast and 2 Furious: A 3-step cure for kicking the habit of hurry, Pastor’s Line.
  • Hunter, S. (2017). Beyond Burnout: Reigniting Your Counseling Fire through Self-Care. Journal of Applied Christian Counseling (JACC).
  • Hunter, S. (2016). Beyond the breaking point: Examining the pieces of counselor burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondhand depression, American Counseling             Association,
  • Hunter, S. (2018). Crushed: Embracing the Brokenness and Blessings of Suicidal Journal of Applied Christian Counseling (JACC).
  • Hunter, S., & Ward, C. (2018). Ebony & ivory: The power of diversity. Journal of Applied Christian Counseling. (pending publication, Spring, 2019).
  • Hunter, S. (1996). Family and religious values of masters level counseling students: A national study,” Counseling and Religious Values.
  • Hunter, S. (2007). Make believers: Ending the pretending to live “Happily Ever After,” Grand Prairie: Texas, Hannibal Books.
  • Hunter, S. (2002). More than a sermon: The roles, responsibilities and requirements of God’s chosen servant. Richmond: Virginia, International Mission Board.
  • Hunter, S. (2005). The pain of coming home: Is there life after missions? Evangelical Missions Quarterly.
  • Hunter, S. (2007). The Pastor and his counseling (Chapter 14). Inside the book by, Bryant, J. & Brunson, M. The new guidebook for pastors. Nashville, TN: B&H      Publishing Group.
  • Ward, C. & Hunter, S. (2017). When love hurts: Counseling recommendations for survivors and perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Journal of Applied Christian Counseling, 2(1), 6-9.
  • Ward, C. & Hunter, S. (2018). Ebony and ivory: The Power of Diversity. Journal of Applied Christian Counseling.
  • Christian Counselors of Texas
  • American Counseling Association
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Dynamics of Marriage and Family
  • History of Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Conflict Management
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Integration of Theology and Psychology



  • Counseling Theories
  • Social, Cultural, and Family Issues
  • Counseling Methods and Techniques
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Abnormal Human Behavior
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Conflict Management
  • Educational Psychology
  • Professional Orientation
  • Pre-Practicum
  • Practicum I
  • Practicum II
  • Practicum III
  • Research
Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.