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Syllabus bbc extention 2010


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Syllabus bbc extention 2010

  1. 1. Bethel Bible College Pastoral Counseling First Semester 2010-2011 Herald C. Cruz Course Description: Pastoral Counseling course is designed specifically for individuals in the Bachelor’s program who want to be equipped for effective counseling in the Local Church context or related Christian ministry. The course will consider counseling concepts and counseling situations, which are common to the pastor/minister/church worker. The foundation of Biblical/Spiritual concepts of pastoral counseling will be the main approach and at the same integrating other beneficial concepts, approaches and methodologies. The first part of the course will be given to the development of the person of the counselor. The later part of the course will be devoted to the understanding key concepts in pastoral counseling and acquiring necessary skills to become an effective counselor. Course Objectives: During the course the students will have the opportunity to: 1. Develop as a person so that as a counselor he/she will be more effective in the helping ministry. 2. Identify personal issues in the life of the counselor that may strengthen or harm the ministry of counseling. 3. Develop an understanding of care and counseling as valid components of the pastoral ministry. 4. Integrate biblical, theological, and other theories that relate to the total wholeness of the person. 5. Develop a basic working theoretical knowledge of pastoral counseling and how it relates both to our context in the world, which we are a part of. 6. Develop skills in listening, attending, empathic responding, and conversing as a counselor. 7. Develop healthy personal boundaries and ethical behavior in the ministry of pastoral counseling. Course Outline: TOPICS REQUIREMENT 1st Session Counseling and its Foundation 2nd Session Counseling and its Place in the KOG 3rd Session The Counselor and his/her Emotional Tree Reflection Paper: My self 4th Session The Counselor and his/her Whole Package 5th Session The Counselor and his/her Life’s Purpose Reflection Paper: My Journey 6th Session The Counselor and the Filipino 7th Session Review and Open Forum 8th Session Counseling an Individual 9th Session Counseling and Marriage and Reflection Paper: Me and Marriage Marriage Preparation 10th Session Counseling and the Family “Actual Counseling” 11th Session Counseling Models Part 1
  2. 2. 12th Session Counseling Models Part 2 13th Session Counselor’s Care 14th Session Final Examination Group Oral Examination Note: The outline will serve as guide throughout the course Course Requirements: A. Attendance and Participation 10 % B. Reading of Handouts 10 % C. Reflection Papers 30 % D. “Actual Counseling” 20 % E. Final Group Oral Examination 30 % Guidelines for the Requirements: A. Attendance: All students are expected to attend all sessions and participate as much as possible (maximum 2 absences only). B. Readings: All handouts are to be read before the next session because it is one of the sources of the Reflection Paper and the lecture of the day. C. Reflection Papers To be submitted according to schedule/assigned topic (Late submissions will receive deductions). It must be typed written, 2 pages, double-spaced, 1-inch margin on all sides, font 12, and using Times New Roman or Arial. Note: Reflect on the assigned topic/article and see how it relates to one’s personal experience. D. “Actual Counseling” This will be an impromptu counseling session in the class which will be evaluated by teacher and the class for the purpose of applying the learned counseling skills. F. Group Oral examination This will cover all lessons discussed previously and will be done during the whole course and will be scheduled one week before the said day.
  3. 3. G. Schedule of classes 1. July 6 Introduction Syllabus First session Give a sample of a reflection paper 2. July 7 Submission of first reflection paper Groupings for the group presentation and group oral examination Choosing of topics 3. July 8 (No class) Reading Reflection Genogram preparation 4. July 9 Submission of second reflection paper 5. July 10 Group Presentation 6. July 13 Presentation and practice of the CIA Presentation and practice of pre-marital counseling 7. July 14 Submission of third and final reflection paper Reminders 8. July 15 (No Class) Review for the group oral presentation Finish all the readings 9. July 16 Group Final Oral Test Focus on content and process 10. July 17 Attending a seminar and a short class at CEFAM