This course is 2 credit hours.
This course examines the basis for biblical Counseling along with the caregivers call and unique gifting to help others. The students will be introduced to foundational theological concepts integrated with psychology, that relate to care within the church, the community, and in culturally diverse settings. The core counseling skills that characterize a healthy caring relationship will be covered along with caregiving related legal, ethical, and moral issues.
In the second half of the term, which covers human growth and development, the students will learn about the growth patterns of individuals in varying ages and stages of development. Additionally, they will examine developmental psychology, focusing on major theories, concepts, and issues within each developmental stage of the human lifespan.