This course is intended to give an overview of the professional foundation of clinical mental health counseling, to clarify roles and functions of mental health counseling within the context of community and agency settings. It includes theories and techniques related to the provision of services, including treatment settings and modalities.


This course is designed to familiarize students with the traditional and current theories of counseling. Classical and current theories of counseling will be studied and evaluated in light of scripture, psychological sophistication and practical relevance. Both secular and practical counseling approaches will be discussed. The initial development of the student’s personal orientation in counseling will also be addressed.