2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

CPS 588 Career and Lifestyle Development

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of vocational counseling and career development, including interaction with how biblical teaching relates to these areas of counseling. The underlying goal of this course is to equip students to help their clients discern their calling, and utilize their talents and resources in the process of reaching their vocational goals. Major theories of vocational counseling and career development will be presented with a discussion of the treatment implications for counseling interventions. Students will have an opportunity to learn about vocational and career development counseling via discussion of case studies. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the ability to integrate vocational and career development counseling into their repertoire of resources as helping professionals. Students will also be exposed to principles of effective financial counseling to assist counselees to interact with financial issues in their career search and development process. 3 Credits.