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Sallie Boulos Sophy, PH.D. , HSPP

Multi-culturally competent, empathic, and knowledgeable HSPP accredited Licensed Psychologist. I have over 10 years of clinical experience providing multi-modal therapy with students in university counseling centers, older adults in skilled nursing homes, acute psychiatric units in hospitals and nursing facilities, community mental health centers, and private practice. Alongside this clinical work, I provided diagnostic and neurocognitive psychological assessments.  In addition to this, I have taught courses at Austin Community College, and I am currently a psychological consultant with the State of Texas HHSC.

Karen Naguib, MSEd, LPC

is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has experience working with children, adolescents and families. She has primarily counseled individuals struggling with ADHD, anxiety and depression.

Because of her passion to strengthen marriages, Karen has completed Level 1 training in the Gottman method for couples and plans to pursue further training. She also cares deeply about supporting and encouraging parents as they strive to raise godly children.

Before becoming a counselor, Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing and Control Systems. She and her husband have been married for over 25 years and have three children. Karen is a graduate of the Family Ministry Program.

Dr. Mervat Nashed Messiha

  • M.B.B.Ch. Ain Shams University.
  • D.O. Ain Shams University.
  • Masters Christian Life Coaching, Light University, (AACC certified)
  • Advanced Certificate Dr. James Dobson For Marriage and Family . Light University.(AACC certified)
  • Serving half the year in Egypt and the other half in America.
  • My current service is Lecturer and Life Coach in Egypt, Sudan, Florida and Christian Life Coaching Committee at Youth Bishopric of North America and Canada (CACYB).

New Born to Elementary

Course description:
This course will provide an overview of different aspects of Child development from theories and important contexts that shape children’s development. The course will provide also knowledge about effective parenting and instructional practices.
Course objective:

  • Developing understanding of children’s development during infancy until 12 years of age
  • Gaining knowledge of effective parenting, behaviors and attitude that support child well-being.
  • Developing basic understanding the effect of stress and Trauma on a child and risk and protective factors.
  • Students will describe practical applications of theories.
    Course outlines:
  1. Theories in child development
  2. Foundations of development
  3. Infancy and toddlerhood: The first 2 years
  4. Early childhood: two to six years
  5. Middle childhood: seven to eleven years

Required Text:
1- Child Development, Third Edition: A Practitioner’s Guide (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families. By Douglas Davies
ISBN-10: 9781606239094
ISBN-13: 978-1606239094
2- How to discipline your six to twelve year old without losing your mind
Jerry L. Wyckoff, Ph.D., and Barbara C. Unell
ISBN-10: 0385260474
ISBN-13: 978-0385260473

Child development:
The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work
www.pacwrc.pitt.edu/Curriculum/CTC/MOD9-OLD/RsrcBk/RsrcBk.pdf

Child development guide:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/fostercare/assets/ChildDevelGuide.pdf
Center for Development of Human Services Research Foundation of SUNY, Buffalo State College

The challenging child, by Stanley I. Greenspan, MD with Jacqueline Salmon

Evaluation tools:
Writing paper about development theories and applications
Tests
Case reports

Nabil Y Guirguis. MD

I completed my general psychiatry residency at Lutheran General Hospital, Park ridge, IL in 2004 and I completed my Child and adolescent fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2006. I have been practicing child and adolescent psychiatry since 2006. I am currently assistant professor at Baylor College of medicine. I am practicing at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Woodlands, Texas. My clinical interest is in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism and Anxiety disorder.

Sister Youanna, MD

Sister Youanna Consecrated Nun, SUS Coptic Orthodox Diocese, M.D.,

Ph.D. Psychiatry,

Ph.D. Clinical Christian Counseling, National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) Professional Member,

NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified,

NCCA Licensed Temperament Therapist

Parenting Coaching

Instructor

Adly Youssef

B.Sc. Pharm, Cairo University

Certified Professional Life Coach, Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Positive Discipline Association

Course Description

Connection is a cornerstone in Parenting. When implemented peacefully and positively, not only does it result in joy, confidence, and a high sense of belonging among family members, but also helps to raise spiritually mature and responsible kids.

The Parenting Coaching course is an introductory course that aims to strengthen connections in our homes. The course equips students with both the tools and understanding needed to help parents explore and practice how to positively connect.

In a blend of on-site lectures and online webinars, students will be empowered to facilitate a six-week Parenting Coaching Program. They will be introduced to a set of experiential activities that allow parents to learn without the need for lectures or advice. During the online webinars, students will have an opportunity to practice their skills in facilitating the Parenting Coaching Program. By the end of the course, each student will be evaluated based on the level of knowledge, skills, and confidence they demonstrate during a personal assessment with the instructor.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand and distinguish Christian Coaching as a powerful tool to help people grow and connect.
  • Understand the basic principles of Positive Discipline along with corresponding Biblical teachings.
  • Acquire the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to conduct a Group Coaching program utilizing Positive Discipline Experiential Activities.

Course Design and Grading

 

Grading Scale

A = 90-100                 B = 80-89

Below 80 will get a Certificate of Attendance

On-Site Instruction  

  • Lecture 1: The Basics of Christian Coaching
  • Lecture 2: The Principles of Positive Discipline
  • Lecture 3: The Parenting Coaching Program (Part 1)
  • Lecture 4: The Parenting Coaching Program (Part 2)

Course Requirements

  • Attend all the four onsite lectures. Late arrivals exceeding 10 minutes will result in deducting 5% of the grade.
  • Attend the two webinars on the announced day and time. Students must be able to dedicate 2 hours every month for the 3 months of the course.
  • Submit the personal assignment based on the communicated requirements on google classroom.

Course Policies

  • All students are required to switch off their phones during all the on-site lectures.
  • All students are expected to email their quiz on the communicated date. Late submissions will result in deducting 5% from the grade.
  • In case of inability to attend a webinar or submit a quiz on time for any unforeseen reason, students are required to inform the instructor via email.
  • All the webinar dates will be communicated to students during the on-site lectures.

Required Text

  • Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way
  • IMPORTANT: PDF format is available online. Please wait for instructions to be given on-site before downloading this book.

Recommended Reading

  • Positive Discipline in the Christian Home

Mary Hughes, MHR, and Mike Brock, LPC with Jane Nelsen EdD. Empowering People Books. ISBN: 978-0-9836052-3-2

  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting

Dr. Laura Markham. Penguin Group, New York. ISBN: 978-0-399-16028-8

  • Parenting toward the Kingdom, Orthodox Christian Principles of Child Rearing

Philip Mamalakis, PHD. Ancient Faith Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-944967-02-4

 

Counseling 23: Infidelity Prevention/Purity in Marriage

Instructor:  Karen Naguib, MSEd, LPC

Course Description:

This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts of purity in marriage as well as how to prevent infidelity. Students will learn about the impact of technology on marriage relationships and ways to protect marriages from infidelity. Various types of infidelity and warning signs of an affair will be reviewed. Students will gain an understanding of how betrayal occurs and how to rebuild trust. The perspectives of the betrayed spouse and the unfaithful spouse will be discussed in the course. Typical responses to the betrayal and the healing process will be covered. Positive communication tools will be identified so that students may assist couples who may be struggling with infidelity.

Course Objective:

  • Explore purity in marriage
  • Learn ways to combat lust
  • Understand the concept of boundaries in marriage
  • Investigate the impact of technology on relationships
  • Explore ways to protect marriage from infidelity
  • Identify possible warning signs of betrayal
  • Understand typical responses to betrayal from the perspective of both spouses
  • Explore how to establish safety and rebuild trust
  • Understand the recovery process
  • Explore positive communication strategies
  • Understand ways to help the couple

Expectations for On-Site Lectures:

Please attend all on-site lectures. I encourage you to take notes and participate during sessions. This will help you learn the material and make the class more interesting and interactive.

 

Required Text:

Not “Just Friends” Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity, by Shirley P. Glass, PhD  (2003)
ISBN-10: 0743225503
ISBN-13: 978-0743225502

Assignments:

There will be four short reaction/reflection papers, as well as a culminating paper, each worth 20 points. Each paper must be 2-3 pages long, double-spaced. Please use the APA format. Each reaction/reflection paper will be based on readings from the required textbook. Reflections should be your thoughts about the readings.

The culminating paper will also be 2-3 pages long, double-spaced about a topic of your choice from this semester and how you plan to apply it to your service. There will be no webinars during this course.

APA Style Information Website:

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

 

Assignment:                                                                                                     Due Date

Read p. 259-end of Chapter 10. Write Reflection paper 1                            Feb 10

Read Chapter 11. Write Reflection paper 2                                                   Feb 24

Read Chapter 13. Write Reflection paper 3                                                   Mar 16

Read Chapter 14. Write Reflection paper 4                                                   Mar 30

Write Culminating paper based on material from entire semester             April 10

 

Due Date Policy:

All assignments should be turned in on the dates listed. I will allow a grace period of one week past the due date. However, if assignments are not turned in by this time, grade deductions may be taken. Please make note of the due dates and keep up with the readings and assignments. If there are special circumstances, a short extension may be granted on an individual basis. Please contact me by email or cell phone to discuss further.

 

Grading Policy:

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Bishay, Psy.D.

Licensure: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association

Illinois Psychological Association

Psi Chi: The National Honors Society in Psychology

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Clinical Therapist                                                                                                       2015-Present

Harris Clinical Group                                                                                                Chicago, IL

Responsibilities include individual, family, children and couples counseling. Therapeutic treatments for addictions, marital & pre-marital counseling, depression, Postpartum depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse, anxiety, panic disorder, grieving and families in Crisis. Provide marital and premarital assessments.

 

Professional Development Certificates

Certified:  SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) assessments.

 Marriage LINKS & Prepare and Enrich – Building Strong Marriages Seminars (For couples and adults in relationships)

 Pick a Partner (For adults seeking to develop healthy relationships)

 Family Bridges – Love U 2 (Relationship Smart) (For teens to have successful relationships)

 Integrating Psychotherapy and Medication (Practical Advice for the Mental Health Professional)

 John Gottman Institute (Marital Therapy Certificate)

 Certified Family Wellness Instructor (Family Bridges)

 John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Psychological First Aid Competencies for Public Health Workers)

Domestic violence training by Salvation Army, affiliation with Salvation Army (Home providing resources for victims of sex trafficking)

Adly Youssef

B.Sc. Pharm, Cairo University

Certified Professional Life Coach, Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Positive Discipline Association

As a pharmacist, Adly started his career in the pharmaceutical field in Kuwait. Before immigrating to Canada, he took the responsibility of the Training Manager, Middle East with Merck & Co where he trained professional medical representatives of Merck in 11 countries.

As a Parenting Coach and Positive Discipline Educator, Adly coaches parents on connecting peacefully with their kids, themselves, their spouses, and with God. His passion is to encourage parents to experience and represent the love of the Perfect Father.

Adly is currently working as a Pharmacy Manager and is living in Ottawa, ON, with his wife and two daughters.

Yousry Armanios, M.D, M.A. LICDC-E; LSW; NCCJC; ICADC; ICCS

Subdeacon & Volunteer Church Counselor

The Coptic Orthodox Church – U.S.A.; Canada; Europe; Egypt

(Born 1942; Esna, Egypt)

 

  • Retired Family Physician (Egypt)
  • Retired Licensed Professional Addiction Counselor (Ohio)
  • Retired Licensed Social Worker (Ohio)
  • Nationally Certified Criminal Justice Counselor
  • Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor

 

Memberships:

  • The National Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • The National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)

 

 

Reham Sadek, MD

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Diplomat of the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

September, 2015

Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

January, 2013

POSITIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCES

Lakeland Regional Medical Center; Lakeland, FL

Attending Adult Psychiatrist

Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

February 2012 to present

CURRENT PRIVILEGES AND CREDENTIALS

Lakeland Regional Medical Center                     Lakeland, FL

 

AWARDS

Teaching award for the best resident in year 2007 by the entire MS3 class.

The Department of Psychiatry Teaching award for 2007

Resident’s council and class representative for academic year 2008-2009.

 

 

Scheduled Courses

2nd year 2021 SPRING    On-Site: 1/15-1/17
Crisis Intervention Sahar Awad, MD
Self-Development Sarwat Gad, MD
Marriage & Family Counseling Mervat Messiha, MD
Gerontology Fr Makary
Practicum II Wafaie Selim, MD
SUMMER  On-Site: 5/28-5/30
Homosexuality Fr Boutros Samy
Newborn to Elementary Nabil Guirguis, MD
Introduction to Practicum Fr Makary
Practicum III Sofie Azmy, PsyD
FALL         On-Site: 9/3-9/5
Family Systems Theories & Therapies Amani Henry, MD, LMHC, NCC
Counseling Theories & Psychotherapies Sister Youanna, MD
Adolescents & College Christine E. Agaibi, M.A.
Ethics & Legal Issues Fr Makary
Practicum I Mary Michail, MA
1st Year 2020 SPRING    On-Site: 1/24-1/26
Infidelity Prevention/Purity in Marriage Karen Naguib, MSEd, LPC
Abnormal Psychology (DSM-V) Ihab Istafanous, MD
Preparing for Marriage Hani Ashamalla, MD
Gerontology Fr Makary
Practicum II Sallie Boulos Sophy, Ph.D, HSPP
SUMMER   On-Site: 5/22-5/24
Domestic Violence & Anger Management Maggie Bishay, Psy.D.
Parenting Coaching Adly Youssef
Introduction to Practicum Fr Makary
Practicum III Sofie Azmy, PsyD
FALL           On-Site: 9/4-9/6
Addiction Adel Andraws, MA
Challenges Facing Christian Marriage Naglaa Moussa, MA
Human Sexuality Marguerite Rizk, MA
Ethics & Legal Issues Fr Makary
Practicum I Mary Michail, MA

Counseling 2: Family Systems Theories & Therapies

Amani Henry, MD, LMHC

 

  1. Course Description

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the Family Systems Theory, the historical and conceptual development of Family Systems Theory, General Systems Theory, and the eight concepts of the theory. The course will also cover family rules, roles, structure and interaction patterns, functional and dysfunctional family systems, life-cycle issues in marriage and family, and family therapy. The course will also discuss applications of Family Systems Theory beyond the family, e.g., in the Church, in the workplace, and in society.

 

Course assignments will be discussed onsite.

 

2. Required Text:    The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory (1st Edition),
Dr. Roberta M Gilbert

ISBN-13: 978-0976345510

ISBN-10: 097634551X

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eight-Concepts-Bowen-Theory/dp/097634551X/

 

3. Course Objectives

  

  1. Gain a general idea about Family Systems Theory and its eight concepts.
  2. Learn about the history of the Family Systems movement and the unique contributions of Murray Bowen, MD.
  3. Introduce students to “thinking systems,” and the differences between Bowen Family Systems Theory and traditional psychological theory, which is based on the medical model. Students will learn how to apply the theory to his/her own personal family system, and all participants will be sensitized to issues of confidentiality in the classroom.
  4. Learn about the “Genogram” which functions as an excellent backdrop for the eight interlocking principles that have come to be known as Family Systems Theory.
  5. Increase knowledge of one’s own family of origin and increase understanding of the role of the family in the development of the individual.
  6. Become aware of the developmental processed involve in the “normal” family life cycle.
  7. Become familiar with the role of the lay helper in family systems counseling.
  8. Become familiar with strategies and techniques for working with families from a variety of ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds.

4. Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical concepts of family systems theory.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the differences between individual/intrapsychic and a systemic/interpersonal perspectives of human behavior.
  • Demonstrate recognition of system dynamics in individual, couple, family, church and also societal behaviors.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the therapeutic relationship, assessment, change techniques and termination of therapy using systems theory.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of oneself in relation to one’s own family of origin.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of oneself and context on the therapeutic relationship.

 

 

 

Sofie Azmy, PsyD

Sofie earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, college students, and adults, providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Currently she is an Assistant Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Sofie has a passion for serving and training; she enjoys leading workshops and speaking on a variety of mental health and parenting topics through a culturally sensitive perspective.

Counseling 10: Preparing for Marriage

Coun 10: Preparing for Marriage

 

Hani Ashamalla MD

Course Description:

The course will offer discussion about how to prepare couples for marriage. It will allow the lay counselors to help couples identify their differences, weaknesses and strengths.

Course Objectives:

  1. Differences between man and woman
  2. Basics of Christian marriage
  3. How to identify deal breakers during engagement
  4. How to discover the will of God in marriage?
  5. How to choose your spouse?
  6. How to anchor your marriage on Love and respect?
  7. What to avoid in choosing your future spouse?
  8. Understand the Win-Win approach

 

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Love and Respect Workbook: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (Author)

ISBN-13: 9781591451877

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

by Stephen R. Covey (Author)

ISBN 1451639619

(Free PDF will be forwarded to new students)

 

On-Site Lesson Schedule:

Lecture 1: Basics for Christian marriage and Differences between men and women

Lecture 2: Knowing God’s will, how to choose and what to avoid?

Lecture 3: Win-Win approach, what a man wants from his wife and what a woman needs from her future husband?

Lecture 4: Premarital sex, deal breakers in engagement

 

 Assignments: 5-8 pages

–       Book Love and Respect: Please read and summarize in your language the meaning of Love (C-O-U-P-L-E) and Respect (C-H-A-I-R-S). From your own experience and your own observations and book reading, please write a model of discussion regarding this question: I will respect him if he loves me first or I will love her if she respects me first?-       Book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: You met a couple who are seeking to be married, your analysis of their situation that one is trying to win so the other may lose.Using Win-Win policy, write in your own language how to prescribe to this couple to change from Win-Lose to Win-Win attitude.

Course Requirements:

  1. Attending the course’s lectures in the announced conference.
  2. Having daily access to the Internet and basic typing skills.
  3. Turning assignments after the dead line may reduce the score by 25 %
  4. There will be a comprehensive final exam which will be followingall the assignments that have been completed and turned in.

Advanced Courses

These courses are offered on demand to FMP graduates
However, they are not available at this time

Counseling 703: Hope for The Broken Hearted

Instructors:

Fr. Makary Ibrahim (Former Psychiatrist)

E-mail: agapemercy@gmail.com

Phone: 210-730-3782

Course Description:

This course will explore the new research on addictive behaviors and the most effective way to overcome, craving, escape from boredom, the pursuit of pleasure, the avoidance of pain, and the relief from chaos is some of the topics that will be covered in the course. Also, emphasis is placed on the spiritual dynamic at the heart of addiction and the path from recovery to discovery and onto the path of grace.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, students will understand:

·         Roadblocks to recovery

·         Principles of recovery

·         Discuss the role and place that 12-Step programs hold in sexual addiction

·         Healthy relationship

·         Hope for the broken hearted

·         Biblical transformation

Required Text:

1.      God will Make a way by Dr.Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, Integrity publishers. ISBN: 1-59145-124-8.

2.      Undefiled by Harry Schaumburg. Moody Publishers., ISBN: 978-0-8024-6069-1.

On-Site Lesson Schedule:

            Readings Prior to Arrival:  The first three chapters in undefiled by Harry Schaumburg the Instructor will give an overview of the course and will emphasize the important points.

Grading Scale:

Test Schedule Percentage of course grade  A+ =  96-100

A- =  90-95

B = 80-89

Below 80 will get certificate of attendance

F Below 60

Test 1 – 6

Final Test 70%

30%

Course Requirements:

1. Attending the course’s lectures in the announced conference.

2. Having daily access to the Internet and basic typing skills.

3. Turning Tests & assignments after the dead line may reduce the score.

4. There will be a comprehensive final exam which will be following all the rest of the work that has been completed and turned in.

 

Distance Learning Lesson Schedule

Week

Lesson

Text Book  

Test Schedule
Week 1 Chapters 1 – 3 # 1
Week 2 Chapters 4 – 6 Test 1 Due Sept   17
Week 3 Chapters 7 – 9
Week 4 Chapters 10 – 12 Test 2 Due Oct 1
Week 5 Chapters 13 – 15
Week 6 Chapters 16 – 20 Test 3 Due Oct 15
Week 7 Chapters 1 – 3 # 2
Week 8 Chapters 4 – 6 Test 4 Due Oct 29
Week 9 Chapters 7 – 9
Week 10 Chapters 10 – 12 Test 5 Due Nov 12
Week 11 Chapters 13 – 15
Week 12 Appendix 1 to 6 Test 6 Due Nov 30
Final Test = 30 % Final Test Due

 

 

Counseling 702: Relationship Addiction

Instructor:

Fr. Makary Ibrahim (Former Psychiatrist)

E-mail: agapemercy@gmail.com,  Phone: 210-730-3782

Course Description:

This course will provide a deeper understanding of the dependencies of the heart, romance, relationships, and sexual intimacy.

Course Objectives:

The student will learn about:

  • Roots of addictive love
  • Characteristics of addictive love
  • Romance & sex addiction
  • The truth about lust
  • Strategies for long-term change

Required Text:

  1. Is It Love or Is It Addiction: The Book That Changed the Way We Think About Romance and Intimacy by Brenda Schaeffer.  Publisher: Hazelden; Third Edition edition (March 27, 2009)  ISBN-10: 1592857337  ,  ISBN-13: 978-1592857333
  2. 2.      Sex is not the problem lust is by Joshua Harris. Multnomah publishers.   ISBN-10: 1590525191   ,     ISBN-13: 978-1590525197

 

On-Site Lesson Schedule:

            Readings Prior to Arrival:  The first 2 chapters of each book. The Instructor will give an overview of the course and will emphasize the important points.

Grading   Scale:

Test SchedulePercentage of course gradeA+ =  96-100

A- =  90-95

B = 80-89

Below 80 will get certificate of attendance

F = Below 60Test 1 – 6

Final Test60%

40%

Course Requirements:

1. Attending the course’s lectures in the announced conference.

2. Having daily access to the Internet and basic typing skills.

3. Turning Tests & assignments after the dead line may reduce the score.

4. There will be a comprehensive final exam which will be following all the rest of the work that has been completed and turned in.

 

Distance Learning Lesson Schedule

Week

Lesson

Text Book (Ref # 1)

Test   Schedule
Week   1 Chapters 1 – 2  
Week   2 Chapters 3 – 4   Test   1 Due January 31
Week   3 Chapter 5    
Week   4 Chapter 6   Test   2 Due February 12
Week   5 Chapter 7    
Week   6 Chapter 8   Test   3 Due February 26
Week   7 Chapter 9    
Week   8 Chapter 10   Test   4 Due March 12
  Text   Book (Ref # 2)  
Week   9 Chapters 1 – 3    
Week   10 Chapters 4 – 6   Test   5 Due March 26
Week   11 Chapters 7 – 8    
Week   12 Chapters 9 – 10   Test   6 Due April 9
  Final Test = 40 %   Final Test Due

 

Counseling 701: Hidden Addiction

Instructors:

Mrs. Margo Rizk, M.A., Diploma, Christian Counselor

E-mail: rizkmargo@gmail.com, Phone: 412-793-1868

Fr. Makary Ibrahim,M.D.

Course Description:

This course will provide a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding addictions, in order to develop strategies for coping and empowerment.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, students will:

  • Examine in depth the addictive cycle
  • Addiction to Adrenaline
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Video games and cyber addiction

Required Text:

    1. Healing Life’s Hidden Addictions; Archibald Hart, Ph.D,. Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan, ISBN: 0-89283-787-X.
    2. Restoring Sexual Identity, hope for women who struggle with same-sex attraction: Anne Paulk. Harvest housepublishers.

ISBN: 978-0-7369-1179-5

On-Site Lesson Schedule:

Readings Prior to Arrival: The first three chapters in Healing Life’s Hidden Addictions The Instructor will give an overview of the course and will emphasize the important points.

Grading Scale: Test Schedule Percentage of course grade
A+ = 96-100A- = 90-95B = 80-89Below 80 will get certificate of attendance Test 1: Reflection paperTest 2: Research paper 40%60%

Course Requirements:

1. Attending the course’s lectures in the announced conference.

2. Having daily access to the Internet and basic typing skills.

3. The research paper will be due at the end of the semester.

Distance Learning Lesson Schedule

Week Lesson Text Book (Ref # 1) Assignment Test Schedule
Week 1 What are hiding addictions Page 1
Week 2 Addiction and craving Page 23
Week 3 Is there an addictive personality? Page 37
Week 4 The addictive cycle Page 55
Week 5 Obsessions and compulsions Page 73
Week 6 Lifestyle addictions Page 95
Reflection Paper
Week 7 Codependency: Addiction to helping Page 111
Week 8 Addictions to sex and love Page 145
Week 9 Addiction to adrenaline: hurry sickness Page 171
Week 10 Addiction to food Page 191
Week 11 Overcoming your hidden addiction Page 213
Week 12 A theology for self-control Page 237
Research paper

Reflection Paper

  1. Write four pages personal reflection on “Restoring Sexual Identity: hopefor women who struggle with same-sex attraction by Anne Paulk.

Research paper

The paper is to be divided into two parts:

  1. Summary of research about 75% (you demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of your subject)
  2. Personal analysis about 25% (evaluate the validity of research, drawing conclusions based on your research)

Write a research paper and cover a topic related to any of the hidden addiction that particularly interests you.

Note:

Your paper should be a minimum of five pages and five references (other than the text book).

1. First page is the title page (title, your name, instructor’s name, course name) Page 1

2. Abstract (summary). Page 2

3. Your paper. Page 3, 4, 5

4. Summary or conclusion. Page 6

5. Last page is the reference. Page7.

Counseling 603: Chemical Dependency III

On Site Instructor & Contact Information:

INSTRUCTOR:  YOUSRY ARMANIOS, M.D., M.A.

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  YARMANIOS@HOTMAIL.COM

PHONE NUMBER: 614-327-8289

 

Course Prerequisites: Students who wish to join this course can only be qualified after successful completion of Courses 601 & 602.

Course Objectives: Counseling 603 should help Students comprehend the Basics and Options of Treatment of Substance Abuse and Dependence. Course 603 should deal with the psycho-spiritual, psychosocial and pharmacological aspects of treatment, as well as the relevant methodological outlines that are followed in this regard.

Course Description:

The Course provides actual onsite didactic function in terms of education through Six Introductory Clock Hours of face to face, on-site teaching by the Instructor. Thereafter, teaching has to be completed electronically and/or telephonically as Students begin studying the Assigned Books besides the Reading Articles provided by the Instructor. Passing the course requires a grade of at least 60 out of 100% according to what is detailed below.

A list of other Recommended Books and/or A/V Material shall be available to Students to help them deepen their knowledge about treatment of chemical addiction.

Course Requirements and Grading:

  1. During the must-attend face to face 6 clock hours’ class in the beginning of the course, Students shall be introduced to the Basics and Options of Treatment,      as stated above. They should be familiarized with approaches that target addicted individuals and populations, like Intervention, Screening and Referral.
  2. Students shall meet their biweekly reading assignments through the entire Course by studying the assigned chapters or articles while preparing their list of questions. Questions shall be discussed and answered during the biweekly teleconference with the Instructor.
  3. Regular attendance of these scheduled teleconferences contributes to 50 out of 100% of the final grade. The course should have 7-8 biweekly teleconferences.
  4. A Final Test counts for the other 50% of the final grade.

The multiple-choice-questions (MCQ) Final Test shall immediately follow the last teleconference. All Students should be available to take the Final Test at the same time to insure fairness and confidentiality.

Assigned Books:

  • Drugs in Perspective (Edition 7) By: Richard Fields, Ph.D. (ISBN 978-0073380759)
  • Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps By: Father Meletios Webber (amazon)

Recommended Reference Book:

  1. Double Duty:  Help for the Adult Child By: Claudia Black, Ph.D., M.S.W. (ISBN 978-0345361523)
  2. Breaking the Chains of Addiction By: Victor Mihailoff (amazon)

Counseling 602: Chemical Dependency II

On Site Instructor & Contact Information:

NAME:  YOUSRY ARMANIOS, M.D., M.A.

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  YARMANIOS@HOTMAIL.COM

PHONE NUMBER: 614-327-8289

Course Prerequisites: Students who wish to join this course can only be qualified after successful completion of all basic courses of the Family Ministry Program.

Course Objectives: Counseling 602 should continue introducing Students to understand the basic Epidemiological, Pharmacological and Psychopathological aspects of various Mood Altering Substances along with the most updated information on their addictive patterns and impact on behaviors of individuals and families and the community. Counseling 602 is actually a continuum of Counseling 601.

Course Description:

The Course provides actual onsite didactic function in terms of education through Six Introductory Clock Hours of face to face, on-site teaching by the Instructor and/or his associate. Thereafter, teaching has to be completed electronically and/or telephonically as Students begin studying an Assigned Book and/or Reading Articles provided by the Instructor. Passing the course requires a grade of at least 60 out of 100% according to what is detailed below.

A list of other Recommended Books and A/V Material shall be available to Students to help them deepen their knowledge about substance abuse and chemical dependency.

Course Requirements and Grading:

  1. During the must-attend face to face 6 clock hours’ class in the beginning of the course, Students shall be prepared to learn more about addictive substances from all relevant aspects. Helpful tools, like PowerPoint presentations, will be used during the class.
  2. Students shall meet their biweekly reading assignments through the entire Course by studying the assigned chapters or articles while preparing their list of questions. Questions shall be discussed and answered during the biweekly teleconference with the Instructor or his associate.
  3. Regular attendance of these scheduled teleconferences contributes to 50 out of 100% of the final grade. The Course should include at least 5 biweekly teleconferences.
  4. A Final Test counts for the other 50% of the final grade.

The multiple-choice-questions (MCQ) Final Test shall immediately follow the last teleconference. All Students should be available to take the Final Test at the same time to insure fairness and confidentiality.

Assigned Book:

Drugs in Perspective (Edition 7) By: Richard Fields, Ph.D. (ISBN 978-0073380759)

Recommended Reference Book:

Double Duty: Help for the Adult Child By: Claudia Black, Ph.D., M.S.W. (ISBN 978-0345361523)

Counseling 601: Introduction to Chemical Dependency

On Site Instructor & Contact Information:

NAME:  YOUSRY ARMANIOS, M.D., M.A.

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  YARMANIOS@HOTMAIL.COM

PHONE NUMBER: 614-327-8289

 

Course Prerequisites: Students who wish to join this course can only be qualified after successful completion of all basic courses of the Family Ministry Program.

Course Objectives: Counseling 601 should introduce Students to understand the basic Epidemiological, Pharmacological and Psychopathological aspects of various Mood Altering Substances along with the most updated information on their addictive patterns and impact on behaviors of individuals and families and the community.

Course Description:

The Course provides actual onsite didactic function in terms of education through Six Introductory Clock Hours of face to face, on-site teaching by the Instructor and/or his associate. Thereafter, teaching has to be completed electronically and/or telephonically as Students begin studying an Assigned Book and/or Reading Articles provided by the Instructor. Passing the course requires a grade of at least 60 out of 100% according to what is detailed below.

A list of other Recommended Books and A/V Material shall be available to Students to help them deepen their knowledge about substance abuse and chemical dependency.

Course Requirements and Grading:

  1. During the must-attend face to face 6 clock hours’ class in the beginning of the course, Students shall be prepared to learn the Basics of Chemical Addiction as well as the Stages of Addiction and Dependency. Helpful tools, like movies and PowerPoint presentations, will be used during the class.
  2. Students shall meet their biweekly reading assignments through the entire Course by studying the assigned chapters or articles while preparing their list of questions. Questions shall be discussed and answered during the biweekly teleconference with the Instructor or his associate.
  3. Regular attendance of these scheduled teleconferences contributes to 50 out of 100% of the final grade. The Course should have 5 biweekly teleconferences.
  4. A Final Test counts for the other 50% of the final grade.

The multiple-choice-questions (MCQ) Final Test shall immediately follow the last teleconference. All Students should be available to take the Final Test at the same time to insure fairness and confidentiality.

Assigned Book:

Drugs in Perspective (Edition 7) By: Richard Fields, Ph.D. (ISBN 978-0073380759)

Recommended Reference Book:

Double Duty: Help for the Adult Child By: Claudia Black, Ph.D., M.S.W. (ISBN 978-0345361523)

Counseling 504: Practical Applications of Christian Counseling

Course Description:

This course will allow students to learn and practice counseling techniques, which would make of them better helpers.

Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course, students will be more comfortable with counseling others in both, a personal and a social capacity. Students will learn and practice the purpose of using empathy, silence, questioning, reflecting and paraphrasing to help with their counseling work. Other techniques will also be taught and modeled.

Required Text:

  • The Helping Relationship (Process and Skills) Lawrence M. Brammer
  • The Art of Helping (Lauren Littauer Briggs)
  • Additional Reading Material: The Bible; Verses related to Christian counseling will be assigned and practiced. Additional articles assigned by Instructor. Case scenario’s related to all forms of addiction and mental health.
  • Reading Assignments:  Students to read 1 chapter each week as assigned.

Weekly practice sessions:

1)    Students will practice skills for 30 minutes each week via phone.

  1. An important part of counseling and attaining these skills accurately is through a face to face and in person process.  It is difficult to pick up on some cues over a phone conference when there are multiple people on the phone.  It is also difficult to pick up on body language cues.  My suggestion would be to cover this in the on-site portion of the class.

2)     Students will alternate practice both being the helper and helpee as assigned.

3)    Students will be assigned a practice partner for the semester

Final Exam:

Student will prepare a 30 minute practice session video with a partner.  In this video, student must demonstrate these counseling skills:

1)    Use of Empathy

  1. Explain how empathy should be accurate and genuine
  2. Explain the limits of self-disclosure

2)    Reflective Statements

  1. Explain why this is helpful and when it would not be helpful

3)    Use of Silence

  1. In my experience people are the most uncomfortable with this one because of the nature of how we interact in our lives outside of counseling
  2. Explain the crucial benefits of this and what to do if the silence gets too long.  For example, I once saw a teen who wanted to be silent the entire session because she was forced to see me by her mother.  This was her protest!  What do you do in this case?  Explain…

4)    Use of Paraphrasing

  1. Explain the difference between this and reflective statements and how the benefit is also different.

5)    Use of Interpretation

  1. Explain how this helps to clarify and to join with the client

6)    Clarification and Leading questions.

7)    I would also add how building rapport is important and necessary and ways to do this explaining that without rapport in the therapeutic relationship little else can be accomplished.

8)    Also one of your required books above is about process.  Explain thoroughly the difference between process and outcome and why both are essential for growth in the client

9)    I would discuss things like cognitive dissonance, transference, countertransference and how these may be useful to recognize

10)  Also important to discuss that once you have the techniques down it is not enough to just use them.  You need to use evidence-based treatments to deal with the issues at hand.  While the specifics of this may be beyond the scope of this class students should be made aware of this as well so as not to just “dispense advice” that may seem good without any real research to back it up.

11)  Also explain how some of these skills build upon others…

-Practice Partner will rate the Helper based on the above skills. (Written Assessment) I would assign the students videos of people doing these methods accurately and correctly so they see examples before they do the examples.

  • -Instructor will grade video session and give feedback to students.
  • -Helper will describe their session experience and identify their strong skills while also addressing skills they need to work more on. (Written Assessment)

Course Requirement:

  • Weekly Practice Sessions: 40% of Grade
  • Final Exam/Written Assessment: 60%
  • Students must be present for all practice sessions, on site teaching and Have Final Exam on due date.

Extra Credit: available on a case by case basis

Good luck!  This has always been one of favorite classes!  I have enjoyed teaching it so much to university Master’s level students and enjoyed it also when I took it in graduate school!  Enjoy!

Counseling 503: Introduction to Positive Psychology and Implications for Addiction

Instructor: Christine E. Agaibi, MA (ABD – PhD Candidate Counseling Psychology)

Email: cagaibi1@yahoo.com

Phone: 216.338.7277 (Cell)

Course Description: Course is designed to familiarize students (lay Christian helpers) with the fundamentals of Positive Psychology and the positive aspects of the human experience.  Students will learn about the history of positive psychology and interventions and application to this psychological construct.  Students will learn the research and application of fundamental topics such as happiness, well-being, resilience, post-traumatic growth, values, strengths.  Students will explore how interventions of positive psychology can be applied to addictions and how we can better understand ourselves and the people we interact with through a positive psychology lens.  Students will also learn about the impact and implications for increasing well-being.

Course Objective:

  • Learning what is positive psychology?
  • Learning the fundamentals of Positive Psychology
  • Understanding the role of emotions
  • Understanding the fundamentals of well-being and happiness
  • Understanding positive psychology interventions
  • Examining how this could be applied to addiction

Required Text:

Positive Psychology: Theory, Research, and Applications – By Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell

(2011).  ISBN-10: 0335241956 | ISBN-13: 978-0335241958

 

Other Articles may be required and will be distributed as necessary by the instructor

 

Suggested Text:

Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide – By: Bridget Grenville-Cleave

(2012).  ISBN-10: 1848312776  ISBN-13: 978-1848312777

 

Assignments:

 

Phone Meetings will be every Wednesday at 9pm EST.  If there is a scheduling conflict we will reschedule to some other day in that same week.  For each week, each chapter listed is what you should have read BEFORE the call to discuss and ask questions for that week’s call.  While some of the call will be dedicated to lecture and review of the material, the purpose of the call is to answer your questions and have a discussion about the topic listed for that week.  Please have the material listed for the week read by Wednesday’s call.

 

Call #: (712) 432-3900

Conference Access Code: 176244#

 

There will be THREE Reaction/Reflection Papers Due throughout the course that are 2-3 pages long at 20 points each.  The will be reflections of the weeks prior to when it is due.  For example the paper due the week of 1.28.13 will be reflections of material covered in 1.14 and 1.21.13 weeks.  Reflections should be about thoughts or questions you ponder when you have read and reflected about the topic.  I will also provide a question or two as a launch point for you to consider when writing your paper.

 

There will be a final exam due the last week of class that reflects the ENTIRE semester.  It will be worth 40 points and will consist of 35 multiple choice questions at one point each (35 questions x 1pt each = 35 points) + ONE SHORT ESSAY questions worth 5 points = 40 Total Points.

 

Semester Points:

Reflection Paper 1 – 20pts.

Reflection Paper 2 – 20pts.

Reflection Paper 3 – 20pts.

FINAL Exam         – 40pts. (35+5)

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 TOTAL                   100pts.

Schedule:

Week 1 – 1.14.13 – What is Positive Psychology and why do we need to study this (Call 1.16.13)

Week 2 – 1.21.13 – Read “Why are some people happier than others?” – By Sonja Lyubomirsky

                                 Read “Positive Psychology: An Introduction” – By Martin Seligman & Mihaly

Csikszentmihalyi (Call 1.23.13)

Week 3 – 1.28.13 – Reflection 1 Paper Due – 20 Points – Read Chapter 1 (Call 1.30.13)

Week 4 – 2.4.13 – Read Chapter 2 (Call 2.6.13)

Week 5 – 2.11.13 – Read Chapter 3 – Diversity and Positive Psychology (Call 2.13.13)

Week 6 – 2.18.13 – Read Chapter 4 (Call 2.20.13)

Week 7 – 2.25.13 – Reflection Paper 2 Due – 20 Points Read Chapter 5 (Call 2.27.13)

Week 8 – 3.4.13 – Read Chapter 6 (Call 3.6.13)

Week 9 – 3.11.13 – Read Chapter 7 (Call 3.13.13)

Week 10 – 3.18.13 – Reflection Paper 3 Due – 20 Points – Read Chapter 8 (Call 3.20.13)

Week 11 – 3.25.13 – Read Chapter 9 (Call 3.27.13)

Week 12 – 4.1.13 – Read Chapter 10  & Applying to Addiction (Call 4.3.13)

Week 13 – 4.8.13 – Read Chapter 11 (Call 4.10.13)

Week 14 – 4.15.13 – FINAL EXAM Due 4.17.13 – 40 Points

 

Grading Scale:

>93 = A

90-93 = A-

87-89 = B+

84-86 = B

80-83 – B-

,80 = C/Certificate of Attendance

Counseling 502: Advanced Course in Counseling Skills

Counselor:MARY MICHAIL, MA. LPC. NCC.

Home Phone 248.629.5152, Cell Phone 248.762.6748,

Email: marymichail@hotmail.com

Course Description: This advanced course will allow students to apply counseling skills they have previously learned. The purpose of this course is intended to help students by allowing them regular practice and supervision of their counseling abilities. By doing so, students will gain a better awareness of how to handle multiple cases/problems more efficiently. This course will also increase student’s knowledge of their counseling weaknesses and strengths.

Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course, students will be more comfortable with counseling others both in a personal and social capacity. Students will learn, practice and receive supervision and feedback about their skills.

Required Text:

  • The Helping Relationship (Process and Skills) Lawrence M. Brammer (8th addition)
  • The Art of Helping (Lauren Littauer Briggs)
  • Additional Reading Material: Bible, verses related to Christian counseling will be assigned and practiced. Additional articles assigned by Instructor. Case scenario’s related to all forms of addiction and mental health.
  • Reading Assignments: Students to read 1 chapter each week as assigned.

Weekly practice sessions:

  1. Students will practice skills for 30 minutes each week via phone or internet.
  2. Students will alternate practice both being the helper and helpee as assigned.
  3. Students will be assigned a practice partner for the semester.

Final Exam:

Student will prepare a 30 minute practice session video with a partner. In this video, student must demonstrate these counseling skills:

  1. Use of Empathy
  2. Reflective Statements
  3. Use of Silence
  4. Use of Paraphrasing
  5. Use of Interpretation
  6. Clarification and Leading questions.

-Practice Partner will rate the Helper based on the above skills. (Written Assessment)

  • -Instructor will grade video session and give feedback to students.
  • -Helper will describe their session experience and identify their strong skills while also addressing skills they need to work more on. (Written Assessment)

Course Requirement:

  • Weekly Practice Sessions: 30% of Grade
  • Self Assessment Paper 20% of Grade
  • Final Exam/Written Assessment: 50% of Grade
  • Students must be present for all practice sessions, on site teaching and Have Final Exam on due date.

Extra Credit available on a case by case basis.

Counseling 501: Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Perspectives on Addiction Family Ministry Advanced Program

Instructor: Christine E. Agaibi, M.A. (ABD) (Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology)

Email: cagaibi1@yahoo.com

Required Text:

1) Handbook for Christ-Centered Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors – By Michael Belzman, PhD – Xulon Press – 2010 – ISBN-9781609578091

2) Combining Medication and Psychosocial Treatments for Addictions – The Brenda Approach – By Joseph Volpiccelli, Helen Pettinati, A. Thomas McLellan, and Charles P. O’Brien – The Guilford Press 2001 – ISBN – 1-57230-618-1

Supplemental Material will be supplied by the instructor throughout the course.

Important and Useful Website: www.samhsa.gov – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

Course Description:

This is a survey course, which covers biological, social, psychological, and spiritual perspectives on addiction in four modules. This course will examine a holistic view of addictions as well as interventions and positive psychological and spiritual interventions.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand fundamentals of addiction.
  2. Understanding biological perspective on addiction
  3. Understanding psychological perspective on addiction
  4. Understanding social perspectives on addiction
  5. Understanding spiritual perspective on addiction.
  6. Understanding interventions (spiritual and positive psychology interventions)
  7. Understand God’s grace related to the biopsychosocial and spiritual model on addiction

Course Requirements:

Each student is responsible for reading all the material required throughout the course including text and other material provided by the instructor. The books are a great resource and provide a lot of information. Lectures will not focus on every detail of the book. Instead lecture will highlight what is most important to focus on and will include a discussion as well. Therefore, using the text as further background to what is presented in lecture is wise but lecture will focus on what is most important and thus it is important to attend conference calls to focus your study.

Each student is also responsible for turning in assignments and completing exams on time. Each assignment will be worth 20 points. There will be a 2-3 page reaction paper due at the end of each module and one multiple choice final exam at the end of the semester. To write the reaction papers, you will be prompted by some questions and then you are free to write about that topic. The exam will cover the entire course and will be 40 questions (1/2 point per question)

Grading Scale:

A+ = 96-100

A- = 90-95

B = 80-89

Below 80 will get a certificate of attendance

Reaction Papers – 15 points each (4 papers for 60% of Grade)

Final Exam – 40 points (35 questions @ 1point each; 1 SHORT Essay @ 5 points) (40% of grade)

Late Assignments will be deducted ½ point per day later

Off Site Conference Call Schedule:

Calls will be made once a week for the duration of the semester according to the following schedule (see schedule below with dates). Students are expected to make time for the 1-1.5 hour calls once per week. Approximately one hour will be dedicated to lecture and/or setting up discussion questions which will then be immediately followed up with no more than half an hour for students to ask questions or contribute to discussion. All calls will be at 9:00 pm EST on THURSDAYS. If you are unable to make a call it is your responsibility to obtain the material for that lecture/discussion that you missed. Please let me know if you are unable to make it. There will be no conference calls on the weeks of May 31, 2012 and August 2, 2012 due to conflicts with my (instructor) schedule. Exams (and papers) are due to the instructor on the due date by 11:59pm via email. Dates are listed below for each week. For conference calls FMP has set up the following conference call information:

Call #: (712) 432-3900

Conference Access Code: 176244#

Schedule:

At St. Stephen Retreat Center – Memorial Day weekend 2012 – Sunday May 27, 2012

? Introductions

? What brought you to this class – what do you hope to learn

? Your experiences with addiction

? Introduction to Course on Addiction

? What are addictions?

o What is the difference between abuse and dependence?

o What is tolerance

o What is withdrawal

? What is the DSM IV Definition

? DSM 5 Axis

? Types of addiction

? Prevalence and Statistics

? Why do people turn to addiction?

? Is it a disease, a sin, a bad choice? All the above?

? Stages of change

? Overview of course

o Why are we examining a Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Model to Addiction?

o What do each of these categories mean?

o How can I be effective?

Week 1-2 – Biological Understanding of Addiction – Week of May 28 and June 4

? Call on ________

? Reaction paper Due 2 days after call

? Belzman p.184-294

? Volpicelli et al., p.40, 43 (Biological Evaluation section), 77-78

? I will also have a handout for you that I will email you

Week 3-4 – Psychological Understanding of Addiction – Week of June 11 and June 18

? Call on _________and _________

? Reaction paper Due 2 days after call

? Belzman p. 295-328 (Chapter 9 &10) Do you agree with Belzman’s perspective

? Volpicelli et al., p. 41, 44-45 (Psychological Evaluation Section) Chapter 5 & 6, and 78-82

? I will send you the central tenets of psychotherapy theory and you can apply this to addiction in your reaction paper.

Week 4-5 – Social Understanding of Addiction – Week of June 25 and July 2

? Call on ____________ & _____

? Reaction paper Due 2 days after call

? Belzman p. 127-183 (Chapter 7)

? Volpicelli et al., p. 41-42, 46, 72-77

? Handouts

Week 6-7 – Spiritual Perspective of Addiction – Week July 9 and July 16

? Call on ____ and _______

? Reaction Paper Due 2 days after call

? Belzman p.19-47 & 67-77

? Volpicelli et al., p.

? Handouts

Week 8-9 – Treatment, Prevention, Recover, Psychological and Spiritual Interventions, BRENDA Model – Week of July 23 and July 30

? Call on _____

? Belzman p. 349-414, Chapter 1, Chapter 3

? Volpicelli et al., p. Chapter 7, 10, 11

? Handouts

Week 10 – Ethics, Privacy, and Other Final Considerations – Week of August 6

? Call on __________

? FINAL EXAM DISTRIBUTED THIS WEEK

? Belzman p. 329-348

? Volpicelli et al., p. Chapter 5,6, 9

? Handouts

FINAL EXAM –

Counseling 22: Practicum III

Instructor:  Sofie Azmy, Psy.D, HSPP, MBA

E-mail: sofie.azmy@gmail.com

Course Prerequisites:

Students who wish to join this course can only be qualified after successful completion of Practucum I & II classes.

Course Objectives:

Practicum III is the advanced continuation of Practicum I and Practicum II courses. The purpose of the practicum course is to facilitate each student’s ability to interface theory and practice, theology and counseling, by integrating their FMP theoretical learning with experiential supervised counseling. Students who complete Practicum III, should be ready to assume their assignments as effective lay church counselors.

Required Reading:
Title: Troubled Minds; Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission

Author: Amy Simpson

ISBN-13: 978-0830843046

Course Requirements and Grading:

There are two components of the Practicum III course:

  1. The required on-site portion of the course consists of 6 hours of interactive lectures with the instructor. These lectures will focus on advanced counseling competencies of professionalism, relational abilities, cultural credibility, assessment, intervention, advocacy, and consultation. Students will have the opportunity to observe and actively practice usable skills through experiential learning opportunities including “enactments” and “role-plays” of situations that are encountered in the church setting. Students will practice counseling skills in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. (20% grade)
  1. Following the on-site lectures, students will meet for 8 weekly webinar meetings that provide online group and one-on-one interaction with the instructor. These online meetings will provide students with a continued opportunity to discuss case conceptualization, case presentation of individual cases or vignettes, and reading assignments while insuring that students get the supervision and support needed. It is the student’s responsibility to attend the webinars on time according to the schedule, which will be given during the on-site meeting. (40% grade)

Final Paper

Students are expected to turn in a critique paper about the assigned book. Student are also to include their own reflections on specific ways they can serve their local churches based on the ministry ideas presented in the reading. (5-7 typed pages in length). Term paper is due on or before the end of the semester. (40% grade)

 

 

Counseling 21: Practicum II

Instructor: Sallie Boulos-Sophy, PH.D. , HSPP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Practicum II is designed to develop students counseling skills beyond the level required in Practicum I. The primary emphasis is on performing counseling and related activities as a lay helper. Students will learn and practice a variety of counseling strategies in this course and will be asked to engage in experiential learning through role play, practicing intervention strategies, and discussing case vignettes.

Requirement for Practicum II: successful completion of practicum I.

COURSE OBJECTIVES include, but are not limited to the following.

Students will demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of:

  1. Essential interviewing and counseling skills so that the student is able to develop, maintain, and successfully terminate a therapeutic relationship.
  2. Develop an identity as counseling lay helper within a multi-cultural competent framework.
  3. Integrate spiritual/religious themes in the counseling work while maintaining appropriate ethical boundaries.
  4. Increase self-awareness to improve therapeutic interventions and ethical considerations.
  5. Gain knowledge in legal and ethical concerns as a non-licensed lay helper. https://www.aacc.net/code-of-ethics-2/

REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND/OR READING(S)

Tan, S.Y & Scalise, E.T. (2019). Lay Counseling, Revised and Updated: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry Paperback. Publisher: Zondervan; Revised, Updated ed. edition (October 11, 2016)

ISBN-10: 031052427X  ISBN-13: 978-0310524274

OPTIONAL TEXT:

Collins, Gary R. How to Be a People Helper. Tyndale House, 1995. (ISBN-10: 0842313850, ISBN-13: 978-0842313858)  (*not required for the course, just a personal recommendation.)

 

Pipes, R. B. & Davenport, D. Introduction to Psychotherapy: Common Clinical Wisdom (2nd Edition.) Pearson, 1998  (ISBN-10: 0205292526, ISBN-13: 978-0205292523)

 

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENTS

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Display the necessary techniques for accurate and competent record-keeping
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of practical approaches to specific counseling problems usually encountered by the novice counselor
  3. Exhibit the ability to case conceptualize
  4. Show the ability to provide empathy, reflective listening skills and basic counseling skills while maintaining ethical boundaries.
  5. Evaluate personal philosophical and theoretical basis for counseling
  6. Participate in frequent self-evaluation in order to be constantly aware of areas in which improvement is necessary (e.g. skills, professionalism, multicultural competence, advocacy, counselor wellness)
  7. Be aware of the need to maintain confidentiality and to protect the rights of clients at all times
  8. Understand the need to develop cultural self-awareness and cultural competence

EVALUATION AND GRADING

 In-person Training

Active participation in the 4 lectures (each 1.5 hours). Students are expected to engage in discussion about case vignettes, therapeutic interventions, ethical dilemmas in the counseling relationship, and actively participate in role play. Maintain respect towards peers and the instructor. Students will participate in the practice of counseling skills and case conceptualization in a safe, confidential, culturally competent environment. (30% of Final Grade)

Online Training

Online Group discussions. We will review assigned readings, analyze applicable case vignettes. Please complete the discussion questions at the end of the Book Chapters assigned to discuss as a group. See schedule for meeting times. (30% of Final Grade).

Goal Paper:

Please complete 1-2 page paper stating your goals for your practicum experience.

Think about your strengths as well as areas you plan to grow in this semester (i.e., using reflection of feelings, dealing with termination, etc.).

Make sure your goals are clear and concise so you can evaluate them at the end of the semester with the instructor.  E-mail the final paper to professor’s email by the deadline below. (10% of Final Grade).

 

 

Reflection Paper

“My Professional Self” – For this paper, please reflect on your learning process over the course of this semester.

Think about how you understand your professional identity and your professional behavior (e.g., as a counselor, a supervisee, a student, a colleague/peer, a group member and leader).

Please discuss how that identity and behavior represent your strengths, growing edges, theoretical orientation, and multicultural competence.

Please also include what you have learned this semester about counselor and client wellness.

In other words, write about who you are today as a person and professional with a past, present, and future. Make this assignment meaningful to you.

Upload the final paper to Google Drive by the deadline below.  (20% of Final Grade).

Resource Binder

During this class, you will begin to accumulate material to assist you in your work as a pastoral lay helper. Your binder will contain things such as brochures, referral information, community contacts, worksheets and activities to do with clients, etc. Please organize your binder in a way that makes sense to you (10% of Final Grade).

Attendance and Participation

Learning in this course is based on interaction and participation.

Students are expected to attend all class meetings, arrive on time, and remain for the entire class meeting. Students are also expected to be appropriately prepared for classes and to take an active role in discussion and activities. (Grading for this is integrated into the other activities)

*Assignments are expected on their due date. Any Late work will incur a 1 point penalty off the final grade per day it is overdue.

All written work must be typed with the following standards:

  • One-inch margins on top, bottom and sides
  • Double-spaced
  • Indent first line of paragraphs by half an inch
  • Include page numbers
  • Written material must reflect at least a near-Master’s Level use of the English Language in terms of spelling, vocabulary, and grammar.

 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

WEEK DATE REQUIRED READING HOMEWORK SPECIAL PROJECTS
WEEK 1 01/26/2020 Read Ch 1 Introduction: a View of Psychotherapy complete discussion questions on p. 18

Due 2/1/2020

 
WEEK 2 02/02/2020 Read Ch 2: Questions Beginning Therapists Asks complete discussion questions on p. 64

Due 2/8/2020

 

 
WEEK 3 02/09/2020 Read Ch. 4: Therapist Fears and Concerns complete discussion questions on p. 119

Due 2/15/2020

Online Class Tuesday 2/11/20 @

7:30PM CST

 

WEEK 4 02/16/2020 Ch. 5 Ethical and Legal Issues complete discussion questions on p. 149

Due 2/22/2020

 

*Goal Paper DUE by 2/22/2020

 

 

WEEK 5 02/23/2020 Ch. 6 Intake Interviewing complete discussion questions on p.189

Due 2/29/2020

 

WEEK 6 03/01/2020 Ch. 7 The Therapeutic Stance complete discussion questions on p. 211

Due 3/7/2020

Online Class Tuesday 3/03/2020 @ 7:30PM CST

 

 

WEEK 7 03/08/2020 Ch. 8 Listening complete discussion questions on p. 230

Due 3/14/2020

 
WEEK 8 3/15/2020 Ch. 10 Multicultural Counseling complete discussion questions on p.280

Due 3/21/2020

WEEK 9 3/22/2020 Ch. 15 Relationships complete discussion questions on p. 381

Due 3/28/2020

Online Class Tuesday 3/31/20 7:30PM CST

 

 

WEEK 10 03/29/2020 Ch. 13 Termination complete discussion questions on p. 340-341

Due 4/4/2020

 
WEEK 11 04/05/2020 Ch. 16 A final Note, Brief Therapy *Reflection paper Due 4/05/2020

 

WEEK 12 *04/52020-04/11/2020 Goals for Practicum III/ Discuss resource binder Debrief about semester 1:1 online meeting/phone call (Google sign up TBD)

*The plan is to finish everything by Palm Sunday so we can fully enjoy Holy Week!