Students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, personal, and ethical awareness in the following core areas: human growth and development, group counseling and group work, social and cultural diversity, counseling and helping relationships, career development, assessment and testing, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling orientation and ethics. This outcome will be assessed through participation in class lectures and group work, presentations, writings, role plays, capstone projects, and/or various forms of formative and summative assessments.
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith and an ability to analyze and evaluate counseling issues from that perspective. This outcome will be assessed through participation in classroom discussions, presentations, writings, and/or various forms of formative and summative assessments.
Students will demonstrate mastery of counseling knowledge, skills, personal, and ethical awareness in practicum and internship experiences and in a counseling specialization (Marriage, Couple, and Family counseling, Clinical Mental Health counseling, or School Counseling).
Students in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Program will demonstrate skills and knowledge so as to assess couple and family function and dysfunction; and join the respective relational system using interventions to create therapeutic change for the purpose of creating greater relational satisfaction within a framework of theoretical and ethical guidelines while being aware of social, cultural, sexual, and religious factors which impact the relational system in internship experiences.
Students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program will demonstrate basic mental health counseling skills and mastery of essential mental health knowledge in internship endeavors.
Students in the School Counseling Program will demonstrate the knowledge and performance competencies to facilitate the academic, career, and personal/ emotional development of students through effective ethical application of data-informed decision-making, counseling, consulting, coordinating, and appraising skills.
Given the array of personal skills and abilities possessed by diverse individuals, students will select and develop a personal style of practice, supervised experiences, and professional development.