BBS Course Description-Counseling

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BC 300. Introduction to Counseling (3 credits)
Survey of the main emotional and behavioral problems encountered in counseling. Theoretical frameworks for counseling. Principles of care and counseling, with strong emphasis on basic counseling skills and the ability to relate to others. How do people change. How does God’s truth and power work into daily life? This course will seek to answer these questions.

BC 301. Introduction to Christian Counseling (3 credits)
Survey of the main emotional and behavioral characters encountered in counseling. Theoretical frameworks for counseling. Principles of care and counseling, with strong emphasis on basic counseling skills and the ability to relate to others. How do people change? How does God’s truth and power work into daily life. This course will seek to answer these questions.

BC 400. Counseling and Psychology (3 credits)
Introduction to the relationship between psychological events and behavior, emotions, perception and thought processes. Orientation to the effects of licit and illicit drugs, neurological disorders, psychosomatic medicine, and other current medical research of interest to counselors.

BC 401. Marriage and Family Counseling (3 credits)
This seminar provides the student with intensive study in the principles and methods of pastoral counseling as related to the dynamics of marriage and family life. Family development, communication, conflict resolution, child rearing, and divorce counseling will be discussed.

BC 402. Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
A study of the major elements of psychology, including theories and applications. Topics will include human development, learning, perception, memory, personality, and behavior.

BC 403. Marriage & Pre-marriage Christian Counseling (3 credits)
This seminar provides the student with intensive study in the principles and methods of Christian counseling as related to the dynamics of marriage and pre-marriage life. Biblical concepts of the health functioning of the family. Family development, communication, conflict resolution, child rearing and abortion, and divorce counseling will be discussed by Christian approach.

BC 404. Crisis Counseling (3 credits)
The crisis phase is a critical period that all may experience many times throughout the course of life. It behooves the counselor to develop theoretical rationale and a course of action that will guide him/her as he/ she works as intervener in the counselee’s situation.

BC 405. Human Personality (3 credits)
Study of critical biblical and theological issues necessary for the construction of a biblical psychology. Representative readings in various personality theorists, with critical theological evaluation.

BC 406. Counseling Problems and Procedures (3 credits)
Application of the broad principles of biblical counseling presented in the introductory course to specific counseling cases and problems. Lectures, assigned readings, research, case studies, discussion, role play and practice in the use of biblical counseling principles and skills will be utilized throughout the course.

BC 407. Counseling Families and Children (3 credits)
This course is designed to expose students to important problems and procedures in counseling families and children. It will also explore various methods of family counseling. The course will also include a review of problems of parenting, early childhood problems, and counseling adolescents.

BC 408. Psychological Foundation of Human Behavior (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to understand the principles of human behaviors and its psychological foundation. In order to achieve the goal, students will learn about the principles of behavior, motivation theory, learning theory and its application.