The purpose of this course is to teach the fundamentals of a lay counseling ministry in the local church. These consist of an appropriate counseling methodology; a basic understanding of the kinds of problems parishioners bring into a church setting; and a clear delineation of the limits of this ministry, both morally and legally.
The latter concerns issues of referral, diagnosis, and levels of competency. For those seeking ordination, this class will also provide a thorough examination of the ministry of pastoral counseling.
Basic Counseling Skills
Professor: Dr. Gary Ventimiglia
Class will meet at the Glendale Presbyterian Church
Course Brochure: Basic Counseling Skills Fall 2017