Practical Experience in Christian CounselingBack to Course Guide
The course provides guided instruction and supervised counseling experience for students in their ministry setting. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours of practical counseling experience.
PREREQUISITE: Completion of all coursework.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Demonstrating skill in building the counselor-counselee relationship.
- Identifying relevant treatment goals for counselees.
- Applying appropriate counseling techniques in a Christian counseling setting.
- Demonstrating consistency in the application of the counselor’s conceptual framework.
- Evaluating the progress of the counselee with regard to stated treatment goals.
- Demonstrating ethical and legally defensible practice.
- Recognizing and dealing with personal issues which could interfere with counseling effectiveness.
- Accepting and incorporating feedback for the purpose of personal and professional growth.
- Understanding professionally accepted theories and methods applicable to individual, marriage, and family counseling.
- Incorporating 100 hours of practical experience in a manner that maximizes learning.
- Demonstrating counseling skills during fifty hours of supervised face-to-face counseling.
- Developing and incorporating an Informed Consent Form that is applicable to the student’s counseling site.
- Demonstrating an understanding of confidentiality and its limitations.
- Understanding dual and multiple relationships and their effect on counselor effectiveness.
- Understanding the difference between counseling within the context of one’s beliefs and imposing one’s beliefs on the counselee.