2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

CNS 5342 - Foundations of Marriage, Family Counseling

Credits: 3

This course provides students with an overview of God’s design for developing and maintaining meaningful relationships. His design includes four foundational areas which include: 1) Receiving God’s love as the starting point for all other relationships; 2) Finding one’s true identity as God’s workmanship; 3) Loving others as we have been loved by God; and 4) Using what was learned from the first three areas to connect well in personal and professional relationships. In order to establish a paradigm from which to work with couples and families, students will be introduced to family therapy models and will receive practical resources for getting started. Couples and families are viewed in the context of larger influential systems which have their own cultural and community distinctiveness.