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CSL6860

Practical Experience in Christian Counseling

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.

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