Students will learn and acquire basic counseling skills needed in church settings. Topics addressed include: counseling within the congregation, basic introduction to counseling principles and concepts, differences between pastoral, professional, pre- marital, marital, family, church, and grief counseling. Emphasis will also be given on making referrals as well as legal and ethical issues. Note: This course is not intended to prepare the student for a career or professional licensure in counseling.
This course was offered by GSOP at the Buford church of Christ campus, September - October 2014. Instructor: Mike Gifford