Why Study Social Work at TFC?
The Social Work concentration in the Counseling Psychology degree program allows students the opportunity to gain a broad perspective of the field of Social Work. Through their studies, students gain a better understanding of social problems within the community, family advocacy, and policies and their effects on certain populations.
Graduates from this program are prepared to better serve with a community agency right after college, or to enter a Master’s of Social Work graduate program.
- Marriage & Family Counseling
- Discipleship, Anthropology
- Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESOL)
“If you have a heart for God and a passion for helping people, I’m confident you will find no better program to support your growth and your education than the program here in the counseling psychology department at Toccoa Falls College.”
Nicole Brown, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
Social Work Courses
The Social Work concentration within the Counseling Psychology major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible and Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 42 hours in Counseling Psychology courses (18 of which are hours dedicated to the Social Work Concentration).
- Crisis & Trauma Counseling
- Developmental Impacts of Abuse & Neglect
- Social Welfare Policy & Services
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
What can you do with a Social Work Concentration?
The counseling psychology degree programs at TFC are uniquely designed to provide students with the skills they need within the framework of a Christian environment. Our graduates are able to work closely with their clients in an empathetic and compassionate manner, and they are able to rely on their Christian background in order to provide them with faith-based counseling services. In addition, they develop practical skills, such as how to evaluate a client, how to maintain accurate records and how to develop a treatment plan that is customized to meet the needs of the individual. The Christian counseling psychology degree is a specialized degree program that prepares graduates for a successful career in their chosen field. Some of the counseling psychology jobs that are available include:
A clinical social worker may work in a school, a hospital, in private practice or for a non-profit organization. They advocate for the needs of their clients and work to connect them with helpful community resources. The Department of Family Children Services is a frequent field of interest for social work graduates. Students would be prepared to serve as a child protective service, foster care, or adoption case-manager or numerous other positions including roles within case investigations or social services administration.
Most students who earn a degree in counseling psychology go on to work as a counseling psychologist. Counseling psychologists work with a diverse range of clients, often helping them learn how to manage their stress, improve their emotional health and minimize negative behaviors.
A career counselor is another option for counseling psychology degree holders. A career counselor works with individuals to provide them with advice and guidance as to the next best steps in their career.
A group counselor often works with clients in group-based settings, facilitating discussions and helping group members learn how to relate to one another.
A school counselor works in an educational building, often helping students cope with challenges that they are facing at the time and assisting them as they work toward their academic and personal goals.