This course is an overview of the normal developmental processes and life crises through which a person generally moves from conception to death. Some attention will be given to the technique and teaching tools which a Christian counselor might use to assist the client who is struggling to pass productively through life's stages.
This course continues to build on the basic listening and speaking skills required for effective counseling. Sessions focus on practical role-plays. Feedback from practicum supervisor and peers is used to help in skill development.
An introduction to marriage counseling and special issues in family counseling. Attention will be given to history-taking, problem assessment, and therapeutic interventions.
This course continues to build on the advanced counseling skills practiced in CO 857, which are required for effective counseling.
Students will explore the qualifications and preparation necessary to embrace a ministry of inner healing prayer. The course will focus upon the relationship between past woundings, false beliefs, emotional upheaval, and dysfunctional behaviors in the lives of broken people. Special emphasis will be given to the Spirit-directed process of helping hurting people find healing and freedom in Christ, balancing insights from both counseling and pastoral theology.