THE GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

COUNSELING


Carmack (Program Director), Cornett, Froman, Hall, Lampton, Maines, Ogle, Oliver, Phillips, Robertson, Romig


The programs of Graduate Counseling are designed to prepare professionals for counseling and guidance in public and private elementary and secondary schools, community agencies, private agencies, and pastoral settings. Programs are offered in Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. The intent of Graduate Counseling is to offer programs that produce credentialed and licensed Christian men and women who will actively pursue careers in service occupations through which personal lives may be healed and strengthened.

Graduate Counseling has defined its conceptual framework as Competence, Attitudes and Character, Relationships, and Essential knowledge (CARE). The purpose of the CARE conceptual framework is to prepare counselors who are competent, committed to Christ-like attitudes and characteristics, effective in the formation of relationships, and informed regarding the essential knowledge bases of the counseling profession.

The assessment system includes the Graduate School admission criteria, advising with the faculty resulting in a degree plan, program admission decision, pre-practicum one-hour lab, pre-practicum interview with the faculty, practicum assessments, and a post-practicum exit checklist.