This intensive, residential pastoral counseling course is the practicum half of a two part theory-and-practicum curriculum. To register for this experiential practicum course, students must have completed the fall semester 1.5 credit online counseling theory course. In this intensive practicum course, students will have the opportunity to master counseling skills learned in theory during the fall semester online course.
This residential intensive course will provide students with the opportunity to practice and hone basic counseling skills. The many terms and theories learned in theory in the fall semester, such as “person-centered,” “unconditional positive regard,” cognitive-behavioral,” “family systems,” etc. will become real and usable skills through experiential learning opportunities including “enactments” and “role-plays” of situations that are encountered in pastoral settings. Students will practice pastoral counseling skills in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment.