PSY4013 - Life Cycle Counseling
This course surveys the major theoretical perspectives on human development from conception through the senior years of life. Developmental processes related to physical, cognitive, moral, and socio- emotional functions are reviewed as well as societal and cultural aspects of development. In addition, a focus on various developmental theorists will be explored at length. A second objective is to provide an awareness of each student’s own developmental history.
The following learning goals will be achieved by this course:
||To gain a deeper appreciation of the integration of traditional ministry and processes of psychological/Biblical counseling in implementing healing--emotionally, relationally, spiritually, and even physically.
||Acquire insights in self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-control through the processing of actual counseling situations. The ability to recognize "danger signals" in the counseling relationship is also essential.
||To become knowledgeable of the fundamental processes, and crisis periods, of human development across the life-span.
||To gain understanding of the special relationship between childhood developmental influences, pro and con, that affect subsequent experience on wholeness.
||To receive insight, directly and indirectly, relating to one's own developmental history, and its current outcomes.
||To develop awareness of the crises of each developmental period and the ministry/counseling needs that attend them.
||To develop attitudes, approaches, and techniques appropriate for dealing with counseling/ministry needs relating to each developmental period.
||To gain the ability to integrate Scriptural principles and direct quotations with positive counseling processing, and build a Biblical base for the ministry of counseling.