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Psychology and Counseling from a Biblical Perspective

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Academic Elective

What is psychology? How can it help me? How can it help me to help others? Is the study of psychology compatible with a Biblical worldview? This course examines the way God designed our brains to function, and how we can use a psychologically-based understanding of the brain to deepen our relationships with God and others, provide Godly counsel to others, and answer our own questions about how to live vibrantly in community. This course will be of special interest to those who are considering entering a “helping” vocation — such as counseling, social work, or psychology — by helping them learn biblically- and psychologically-based principles and strategies for aiding people struggling with crisis, loss, identity questions, failure, trauma, and other brokenness. Come along as we pick apart traditional beliefs about psychology, examine the marvelous ways God designed us to think and behave, and pull out some of the best scientific findings and scriptural principles to apply to our lives and helping others.

Notes and Requirements
Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
(* Determined by Date of Birth and declared Grad Year. Enrollment outside these grade levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.)

Mature Content: This course involves study and discussion of mature and personal topics. Prior to enrolling, families should consider not only academic readiness, but also whether a student is personally ready to benefit from this course.

Transcript Planning: On an accredited transcript this course lists for credit as an Academic Elective.

Reviews from Students and Parents

“This course is heavy on the counseling side but you personally work through stuff that is going on in your own heart and learning how best to help others. But you do so while learning the background in psychology and why we do what we do. It is helpful to get a base in biblical psychology and how to cope in healthy ways with the stress of the world.”

Anna T

“I took this class to understand how to better guide my broken friends through life. It ended up digging in my own heart and making me more Christlike. Overall, I loved this class and would absolutely recommend it!”

Reigha A

“I would recommend this course for anyone interested in counseling or anyone who desires to grow in their understanding of people (themselves included). This course not only gives you a window into the different areas of psychology and different disorders, but it also equips you with deeply biblical thoughts on counseling, psychology, and life in general.”

Chiara B