Welcome to the Counseling Psychology Department
The Counseling Psychology major at Toccoa Falls College is a unique and dynamic program, combining the theoretical framework of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of Scripture and then integrating them into practical application. The curriculum is intended to serve those whose goal is the baccalaureate degree as well as those who need an academic foundation for graduate education. Dedicated video rooms allow students and instructors to analyze recordings of mock counseling sessions. Such hands-on experience in the discipline is exceptional at the undergraduate level and culminates in a supervised senior internship working in a health-related professional environment. This high level of proficiency in counseling skills enables students to discern God’s calling in the field before the pursuit of formal licensure.
The departmental faculty, specializing in varied counseling disciplines and representing over 100 years of experience in a variety of settings, are committed to education in the behavioral sciences within a Christian worldview. Knowledge of the Bible and an understanding of human personality are combined in teaching psychology and counseling. Students receive academic preparation in foundational psychological and counseling concepts, intellectual preparation through advanced studies of theory and philosophy of persons and relationships, and professional preparation in counseling laboratory and practicum events. Psychology and theology are integrated while retaining priority on evangelical doctrine and biblical authority. The incorporation of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge to all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes. Students are encouraged to seek emotional wholeness and spiritual maturity, recognizing that healthy persons make exceptional counselors.
– Dr. G. William Quarterman, Department Chair
The Counseling Psychology Department prepares men and women for service within the community, the church, and the family through the ministry of counseling. We combine the concepts of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of scripture and then integrate them into practical application. The integration of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge for all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes. The Counseling faculty represents varied disciplines with a combined 102 years of counseling and teaching experience in a variety of settings. Those disciplines include a counseling psychologist, an adventure-based counselor, a pastoral counselor and two licensed professional counselors, one of whom specializes in human sexuality and gender identity issues.
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