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PSY 461 Fundamentals of Counseling (3 credits)

Course Description

An analysis of the major theories and approaches to counseling, correlating them with counterpart theories of personality and learning. Each major theory will be dealt with in light of biblical revelation. As a result, the student is encouraged to formulate a tentative theory of counseling consistent with biblical truth.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a worldview and its impact on a person's life and
    counseling
• Develop a biblical understanding of various theological concepts and their implication for the counselor
    and counseling process
• Understand the role of the counselor in the counseling process
• Understand the characteristics of an effective counselor
• Utilize the Internet to learn about counseling organizations and resources
• Develop a personal theory of counseling
• Think critically about the various approaches to counseling
• Become familiar with specific techniques and approaches for counseling

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