Semesters Available: Fall and Spring Years Available: All
The purpose of this course is to develop studentsí knowledge and skill in the cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling with applications to mental health counseling and marital & family counseling. Students examine theoretical foundations, research findings, basic principles, assessment techniques, and the intervention strategies of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with particular emphasis on a family systems perspective. The practical applications of this therapy are examined, and executive skills required of the cognitive behavioral therapist are instilled. Students will demonstrate skills in this approach of counseling in class. These examinations are applied to a wide variety of problems in living and are framed within a Christian theological context.