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COUNSELLING FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

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Dr. Melody Deeley, Director of the Counselling Foundations Major
Dr. Melody Deeley
Director of the Counselling Foundations Major

Office Telephone: (604) 851-7225 or 1-800-976-8388
counselling@summitpacific.ca.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Rooted in a firm foundation of Bible and Theology (42 semester hours), the BA in Religion with a Major in Counselling Foundations is designed to equip the student with basic counselling skills for lay counselling and pastoral counselling situations (51 semester hours). This program is also intended to provide students with the foundations and prerequisites for future studies in counselling at a graduate level. General Studies comprise 30 semester hours.

The exciting thing about the counseling major is that it gives an individual insight into their own life and the lives of others. The student takes courses that reiterate that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that God is at work in our lives in ways that are sometimes difficult to comprehend. Clinical insights are taught, theological perspectives are honed.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this 4 year program the student shall be able to:

  • integrate faith with counselling philosophy and practice;
  • demonstrate an understanding of Scripture as it relates to the issues that arise while working in the counselling profession;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the current models of psychotherapies and Christian counselling;
  • demonstrate a deeper understanding of people, the various experiences they face and the issues that tend to disrupt human life;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of human kind;
  • observe the value and potential that Christ has placed within each person;
  • demonstrate Spirit-led discernment and skill in pastoral counseling; and,
  • enter a Master's degree program in counselling.
COUNSELLING FOUNDATIONS MAJOR - 30 semester hours
  • 3 Introduction to Psychology
  • 3 Foundations of Counselling I
  • 3 Foundations of Counselling II
  • 3 Developmental Psychology
  • 3 Personality Theories
  • 3 Marriage and Family Counselling
  • 3 Statistics & Social Science
  • 3 Abnormal Psychology
  • 3 Counselling Internship
  • 3 Brain & Behaviour

If you have any questions about programs here at Summit Pacific College, please contact Nathan (604) 851-7222 or Courtney 604-851-7224 (Toll Free 1.800.976.8388) or contact us through our Information Request Form.

SAMPLE DEGREE PROGRAM

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
WRTG 100 Writing in the University Context 3 ENGL 103 Introduction to Literature II 3
BIBL 113 Hermeneutics 3 BIBL 114 Pentateuch 3
BIBL 115 Gospels 3 RELS 132 Cross Cultural Studies 3
RELS 131 Introduction to Spiritual Issues 3 EDUC 142 Principles of Teaching 3
RELS 133 Religious Conversion 3 HIST 172 History of the Pentecostal Church 3
  15   15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PSYCH 106 Introduction to Psychology 3 BUSI 111 Business Foundations 3
BIBL 211 Historical Literature 3 BIBL 212 Acts 3
THEO 221 Doctrine I 3 THEO 222 Doctrine II 3
EDUC 241 Youth Communication 3 PSYC 242 Developmental Psychology 3
COUN 245 Foundations of Counselling I 3 COUN 246 Foundations of Counselling II 3
  15   15

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
RELS 111 History of Western Civilization 3 HIST 260 History of Christianity 3
THEO 321 Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit 3 RELS 331 Pastoral Theology 3
COUN 343 Abnormal Psychology 3 RELS 332 Christianity and Culture 3
RELS 335 Pastoral Ministry Internship 1.5 RELS 336 Pastoral Ministry Internship 1.5
Bible Elective 3 PSYC 433 Marriage and Family Counselling 1.5
Bible Elective 3 Bible Elective 3
  16.5   16.5

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy
3 PHIL 210 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3
RELS 338 Local Church Leadership 3 THEO 421 New Testament Theology 3
THEO 422 Old Testament Theology 3 PSYC 445 Statistics & Social Science 3
PSYC 443 Personality Theories 3 COUN 446 Counselling Internship 1.5
COUN 445 Counselling Internship 1.5 PSYC 447 Brain and Behaviour 3
    Open Elective 3
  13.5   16.5
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