Counseling Psychology Program Purpose and Objectives
The Counseling Psychology Major is intended to help students explore the field of counseling within the context of a Christian world view, gain a solid understanding of human psychological development, and acquire foundational skills to assist people with personal and interpersonal needs.
Students who successfully complete the Counseling Psychology Major should be able to:
- Integrate a biblical view of personhood and an understanding of the relationship of Christianity to the counseling process.
- Demonstrate a solid, undergraduate knowledge of basic theories and techniques of counseling.
- Display recognition and an awareness of the needs of others.
- Demonstrate an understanding of special issues related to the practice of counseling.
- Demonstrate a foundational understanding of psychological and statistical research methods.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of psychopathology and psychotherapy.
- Draw upon the insights, skills, and experiences gained through an Internship in Counseling under the supervision of a qualified educator, clinician, or faculty member.
- Pursue work at other institutions, public or private, leading toward certification or licensure.