Program Objectives - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- To provide leadership in the integration of sound and ethical clinical practice, skills and techniques, and Biblically based values.
- To promote the enhancement of accurate self-awareness and understanding.
- To encourage professional development through participation and leadership in professional organizations.
- To provide studies in the core areas of counseling knowledge and skills to include the following: human growth and development, social (family systems) and cultural foundations, helping relationships (including skills and techniques), group work, research and program evaluation, appraisal, career development, personality theories, and professional orientation and ethics.
Training mental health professionals to provide healing and restoration to members of the local and world community, through the application of Biblical principles and professional excellence.
Counseling Programs Philosophy & Goals
The Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling endeavors to provide leadership in integration of sound clinical procedure and Biblically based values in program development and health service provision with a focus on family, church and community. Our efforts stem from two central scriptures, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself," (Matthew 22:37-39); and "Love each other as I have loved you," (John 15:12). In our view, the methods and purposes of counseling are always to be held against these Biblical standards.