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Psychology Master's Program Chair - Weimar University

Overview: The chair of the Psychology Master’s Program provides leadership and oversight to the master’s psychology faculty, provides support to all psychology master students, and reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Education: A Doctoral degree is required.

Personal: Will have a love of learning and the ability to communicate effectively. The faculty member will be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and hold an understanding of the unique educational mission of the College, using revelation as expressed in the Bible as a basic framework from which all subject matters are presented.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Student advising
• Student career counseling
• Student complaints
• Prepare Program Review Self-Study as directed by Director of Assessment and IR committee
• Prepare Program Assessment documents giving evidence of using assessment data to improve student learning
at the end of each term as facilitated by the Director of Assessment.
• Work with the psychology master faculty to discuss/reflect on student achievement and how the program could be
improved.
• Oversee Psychology Master’s Program
• Advise faculty of requirements for program assessment and program review. Interact with faculty in the
Psychology Master’s program to identify signature assignments that will be used to assess student work within the Psychology Master’s curriculum, required experiences and requires reading, etc.
• Work with faculty to prepare an annual budget of supplies/needs for the program(s) within the Psychology
Department.

Biochemistry Professor - Natural Science Program - Weimar University

Education: Minimum of a Master’s degree in area of discipline with qualifying experience. A Doctoral degree is
preferred.
Experience: Teaching experience and/or practical work in field for which students are being educated.
Personal: A love of learning and the ability to communicate effectively. Instructor must be a member of the Seventh-
day Adventist Church and must hold an understanding of the unique educational mission of the College
and Center, using revelation as expressed in the Bible as the basic framework from which all subject
matters are presented and evaluated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Prepare for the teaching of classes assigned by the Chair. Preparation should be done in the weeks before classes
begin and in the interim periods between semesters.
2. Supplement classroom teaching with participation in oral and written presentations outside of the classroom.
3. Actively contribute to curriculum improvements and innovations.
4. Choose and order textbooks and other materials needed in each course.
5. Prepare a course outline to be filed in the registrar’s office before the class begins and given to the students in the
class.
6. Post a teaching schedule on the office door and/or on the course outline which includes the hours available for
student conferences.
7. Evaluate how each student reaches the class objectives through class discussion, tests, quizzes, writing assignments,
oral reports, and/or projects. Keep students informed of their progress in the class.

Maintenance Worker / Builder

Major Responsibilities:
● Knowledge in reading and understanding architectural plans.
● Experience builder
● Plan and perform/assigned routine preventative maintenance.
● Plan and perform/assign needed repairs.
● Perform/assign tasks as directed by the Chief Plant Officer such as remodeling, bathroom repair, plumbing, painting, light electrical, sheetrock, etc.
● Follow through with projects assigned by the Chief Plant Officer.
● Train and supervise other adult workers in the department.
● Train and supervise student workers in the department. Train students to be honest, productive workers. Advise and teach them in as many aspects of maintenance as possible, while showing Christ’s character to them. See that all Maintenance Department rules are followed.
● Distribute work orders received from the Chief Plant Officer to maintenance workers/supervisor.
● Assign projects to workers that fit their skills as much as possible.
● Ensure that the proper safety equipment and procedures are used on the job sites.
● Keep work areas, job sites, and office neat, clean, and orderly.
● Prepare student and adult worker time cards, keep office files, answer phone.
● Perform repairs and preventative maintenance as needed for other Plant Services departments.
● Research best price for purchasing materials, parts, tools, etc. Obtain approval for purchase from the Chief Plant Officer.
● Submit to the Chief Plant Officer a listing of estimated costs, man hours, and materials for all projects.

Education:
● A degree in building maintenance or certifications in this area, trade school, or apprenticeship – preferred
● High school diploma – required

Experience:
● 2 to 4 years experience in plant services maintenance
● 1 to 2 years supervisory experience
Personal:
● Ability to work well with students and other employees
● Dress should reflect the principles of modesty and practicality held at Weimar Center.
● Seventh-day Adventist having a personal relationship with Jesus

English Teacher - Weimar University

Overview: Plan, organize, and deliver English instruction in didactic classroom settings to promote student success. Provide students with frequent, timely assessment of and clear feedback regarding academic performance.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Help with student advising at the request of the department chair
2. Help with the various aspects of program assessment and comprehensive program review at the request of the
department chair
3. Prepare course syllabi according to the required Weimar University template
4. Prepare course material to facilitate and enhance student learning
5. Prepare SLOs at the activity/course level (ASLOs) as well as learning experiences for each course and require
students to demonstrate the expected level of proficiency or competency though signature assignments for each
ASLO.
6. Look for continuing education opportunities to improve teaching and learning methods for students
7. Look for opportunities to integrate real-life experiences into the classroom
8. Remain relatively up-to-date with developments in their respective field
9. Keep the department chair informed of faculty/departmental needs
10. Keep office hours for students to access help outside of the classroom; facilitate and work with teaching
assistants/tutors to enhance student learning
11. Mentor students as needed

Experience: A minimum of three years of teaching experiences.

Personal:
 Will have a love of learning and the ability to communicate effectively.
 The faculty member will be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good and regular standing and hold an understanding of the unique educational mission of the College, using revelation as expressed in the Bible as a basic framework from which all subject matters are presented.
 Maintains personal growth and professional development through ongoing faculty development activities.

Education:
 Master’s Degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

Elementary School Teacher

Overview: Prepare students for academic achievement and growth while imparting principles of the Seventh Day Adventist Church throughout lesson plans, appropriate for each age group.

Major Responsibilities:
▪ Teach assigned classes
▪ Plan lessons that help students see wholeness and relevance in learning
▪ Evaluate student work and return it to them in a timely manner
▪ Plan lessons that connect biblical principles to concepts about God’s world.
▪ Be on time to all classes and appointments
▪ Communicate with parents on students’ progress and needs

Skills and Specifications:
▪ Be a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
▪ Be conscientious and responsible
▪ Display a loving attitude
▪ Practice love, joy, patience, kindness, self-control, gentleness, faithfulness, truthfulness

Education:
▪ Bachelor’s degree
▪ Must be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church in good standing
▪ Demonstrate that they are in agreement with the philosophy and policies of Weimar University.

Experience:
▪ Candidates with experience in classroom teaching will be preferred.
▪ Candidates should be proficient in the use of office applications and have an attitude of service.

Personal:
▪ Maintain the highest standards to prepare students for academic achievement while imparting, by example and
instruction, Seventh-day Adventist beliefs and philosophy into all parts of the curriculum.
▪ Present subjects in such a way that the students understand and are inspired by Biblical and Church teachings and
God’s presence in their lives.
▪ Be available to counsel and pray with students regarding their spiritual, religious, and moral development and offer
advice and guidance regarding to parents about their children in these areas.
▪ Foster Christian character development, and guide students to choices which develop ways of thinking and habits
that reflect the tenets of their faith and the Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle.

Education Teacher - Weimar University

Overview: Plan, organize, and deliver Education instruction in didactic, laboratory and/or classroom settings to promote student success in the Christian Education program. Provide students with frequent, timely assessment of and clear feedback regarding academic performance.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Help with student advising at the request of the department chair
2. Help with the various aspects of program assessment and comprehensive program review at the request of the department chair
3. Prepare course syllabi according to the required Weimar University template
4. Prepare course material to facilitate and enhance student learning
5. Prepare SLOs at the activity/course level (ASLOs) as well as learning experiences for each course and require students to demonstrate the expected level of proficiency or competency though signature assignments for each ASLO.
6. Look for continuing education opportunities to improve teaching and learning methods for students
7. Look for opportunities to integrate real-life experiences into the classroom
8. Remain relatively up-to-date with developments in their respective field
9. Keep the department chair informed of faculty/departmental needs
10. Keep office hours for students to access help outside of the classroom; facilitate and work with teaching assistants/tutors to enhance student learning
11. Mentor students as needed

Experience: A minimum of three years of teaching experiences. Experience working in a science field separate from academia is preferred.

Personal:
 Will have a love of learning and the ability to communicate effectively.
 The faculty member will be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good and regular standing and hold an understanding of the unique educational mission of the College, using revelation as expressed in the Bible as a basic framework from which all subject matters are presented.
 Maintains personal growth and professional development through ongoing faculty development activities.

Education:
 Master’s Degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

Assistant Cook - Weimar Cafeteria

This is a full-time position

Overview: Assists the cook with food preparation and kitchen cleaning as requested.

Major Responsibilities:
▪ Assists the cook with food preparation and cooking as requested.
▪ Assists the cook in properly labeling, covering and storing unused food after each meal.
▪ Assists as requested in inventorying and stocking food products and supplies.
▪ Performs other duties as assigned.
▪ Washes dishes, utensils and cookware following established procedures.
▪ Assists in performing cleaning tasks as needed in the kitchen.

Skills:
▪ Dependable
▪ Able to learn basic tasks and follow instructions
▪ Well-groomed and willing to follow dress requirements.
▪ Able to regularly lift up to 30 lbs and occasionally lift 50 lbs, and to spend long periods of time on feet.

Education:
▪ High School diploma or equivalent. Cooking experience is required

Personal:
▪ Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing

Assistant Academy Boy's Dean

Overview: Assist the Dean in the general operation of the Residence Hall.

Supervision/Guidance of the Students
▪ Provides a role model of successful Christian living for the students.
▪ Interacts with students and models spiritual maturity in leading students towards Christ and then spiritual growth.
▪ Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.
▪ Provides adequate supervision of students for which they are responsible.
▪ Acts upon minor disciplinary problems in the dorm and refers major disciplinary matters to the Dean/Administration.
▪ Supervises the habits of resident students in respect to working, studying, and sleeping;

Other Requirements
▪ Participates in faculty/staff meetings. Also participates in major school events
▪ Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.
▪ Transports students as delegated by the administration.

Skills and Specifications:
▪ The Assistant Dean must have an active and obvious loving relationship with Jesus
▪ Be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good standing.
▪ Hold Ellen White’s writings as part of the testimony of Jesus which is the Spirit of Prophecy.
▪ Have a lifestyle is in harmony with the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
▪ Hold an understanding of the unique educational mission of Weimar University.
▪ A love of learning and the ability to communicate effectively.
▪ Be able to pass a background check.

Education:
▪ High school graduate. College prefered.
Experience:
▪ Experience in residence hall management is preferred.

Assistant Baker - Weimar Cafeteria

Overview: Assist baker with preparing pastries and cakes, maintaining the baking area clean and organized, replenishing baking items, organizing baking utensils, creating new bakery products, and adhering to food safety standards.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Bakery proficiencies
● Be able to reduce & increase & and calculate by what percentage to adjust to the pound any recipe that the baker ask for.
● Learn the proper way to mix and produce all of the granola on the Weimar recipe board.
● Capable to start the flour soaking with the liquids for any of the bread recipes.
● Be able to scale out, mix, sheet and bake Herb crackers.
2. Slicing
● Know the proper temperature for slicing bread and monitor this temperature.
● Know how to properly load the slicer, so the bread and the operator are not damaged.
● Demonstrate an ability to clean and sanitize the slicer, and bakery room to prevent the advent of mold growth in this potentially hazardous are.
● Be able to slice, package, invoice & deliver bakery products to Weimart or get them ready for any vendor who has purchased our products, and to be able to do this in a efficient manner.
● Demonstrate organizational ability to ensure that invoicing paperwork is properly filed with the correct people at Weimar University.

Education:
• High school diploma or GED.
• Vocational training or baking coursework would be advantageous.
• State-approved food handling permit.
• Previous experience in serving customers in a bakery environment preferred.
• Proficiency in weighing, pricing, packaging, and processing payments of baked goods.
• Ability to manage ingredient inventories and to track expiry dates.
• A keen eye for detail and the ability to create visually appealing displays of baked goods.
• Knowledge of food and health industry regulations.
• Advanced ability to multitask and follow instructions given by bakers.
• Excellent customer service and communication skills.

Personal:
1. Be punctual.
● This does not mean walking in the door at the scheduled time, you need to be at your workstation, apron on, and ready to work in the proper attire, at the scheduled time.
2. Dress appropriately.
● You need to be dressed for working in the bakery: Hair Nets or hats on and in proper positions: Shoes that cover the front of your and top of your foot, preferably non-skid.
3. Cell phones in the bakery should be silenced or left at home. Messages that you need to return should be done during your breaks or after work with the exceptions of emergencies.
4. Be flexible, adaptable, to changing production, protocol, or even be flexible to assist with Food service if needed.

Skills:
▪ Know the sanitation precautions in and around the bakery.
▪ Know how to safely start/stop/clean & sanitize all bakery equipment including mixers, chopping machine, scale, sheeter, etc…tables, walls, floors, all utensils, dough sheeter, ovens etc…
▪ Be aware and follow proper sanitation practices starting with personal hygiene, cleaning as you go.

Weimart Manager

Overview: responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Weimart, making sure it runs smoothly and effectively. Duties include motivating sales teams, creating business strategies, developing promotional material, and training new staff.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Customer relations
a. Present a friendly face to shoppers
b. Market the store throughout the year
2. Student supervision
3. Supervise inventory
4. Orders
a. Place orders with our various providers
b. Make town runs and purchases
c. Receive and price incoming
5. Keep store well-stocked and know what is there
6. Process interdepartmental charges
7. Receive and ship UPS packages
8. Catalog Sales
9. Take orders
10. Package ordered items securely
11. Mail out orders in a timely fashion

SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
● Ability to work well with people
● Ability to handle stress

DESIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
● Bachelor’s Degree prefered
● Marketing and Point of Sale Experience.
● Basic organizational and accounting skills
● Seventh Day Adventist in good standing

Handyman

● Follow through with projects assigned by the Plant Service Director.
● Keep campus neat, clean, and orderly.
● Move furniture around campus as needed
● Collect and dispose of trash around campus
● Can perform security work around campus
● Note maintenance needs around the Weimar campus.
● Plan and perform/assigned routine preventative maintenance.
● Plan and perform/assign needed repairs.
● Perform/assign tasks as directed by the Plant Services Director
● Keep sewer pond equipment operational, with daily checks.
● Maintain daily checks of the irrigation and fire water system.

Experience:
● 2 years experience in similar job
● Able to lift and carry heavy object with mechanical help

Personal:
● Ability to work well with students and other employees
● Seventh-day Adventist in good standing. Having a personal relationship with Jesus

Nursing Program Chair

Overview: The chair of the Nursing Department provides leadership and oversight to the nursing faculty, provides support to the pre-nursing and nursing students, and reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Major Responsibilities:
1. The Chair of the Nursing Department will provide leadership to work with the Health Sciences department and the Weimar University academic administration to establish and administer an Associate Degree Nursing Program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Weimar University: 

 Design the Associate Degree Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum to be offered at Weimar University.
 Prepare the Self-Study and site visits from the California Board of Registered Nurses.
 Maintain strong working relationships with federal, state and local constituencies, accrediting bodies, the California Board of Registered Nursing, clinical site personnel, students, and alumni.
 Determine the personnel, facility, equipment, and financial resources necessary to effectively implement and operate the department.
 Develop documentation and complete processes to obtain necessary approvals for the programs.
 Recruit necessary department faculty and support personnel.
 Oversee the development of the Associate Degree RN and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs facilities including faculty offices, computer lab, and nursing skills lab.
 Assist in raising capital funds for the program.
 Complete the normal departmental and institutional administrative duties such as attending faculty meetings, textbook ordering, and coordination of the scheduling of classes.
 Develop and implement the department budget. Determine the personnel, facility, equipment, and financial resources necessary to effectively implement and operate the program.

 Ensure compliance with the California Board of Nursing rules and regulations. Develop documentation and complete processes to obtain necessary approvals for the programs.
 Implement Systematic Evaluation Plan.
 Assign faculty members to committees.
 Act as a student advocate.
 Perform other duties as assigned.


2. Ensure that all classes will be taught on a yearly schedule. Assign instructors to classes and verify that they will have an appropriate load for each semester.
3. Recommend and approve hiring instructors within the department.
4. Participate in and supervise students for 8 hours of work education weekly.
5. Track, in collaboration with the registrar, students’ progress towards graduation.
6. Attend all required appointments, including Academic Standards Committee, College Council, religious functions, registration, extra-curricular activities and other meetings.
7. Make recommendations for and update the academic calendar and bulletin as needed.
8. Prepare data and statistics as needed by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and be prepared to present reports on the department to visiting committees.
9. Be aware of students on academic probation and track their progress with the instructors within the discipline. Notify the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic Administration, Registrar, and Academic Standards of any deviance from plan.
10. Be available to instructors and students for mentorship, conflicts, scheduling and conferences.
11. Project development of the department and plan accordingly.
12. Interview potential nursing students and make recommendations to the Nursing Department Admissions Committee.
13. Hold regular meetings with the department instructors.

Professional:
 Remains current with evidence-based nursing practice and nursing education.
 Participates in professional and community activities related to health promotion.
 Maintains personal growth and professional development through ongoing faculty development activities.
 Ability to teach students effectively, evaluate their performance, and create a supportive learning environment.

Personal:
 The chair of the Nursing Department will have a love of learning and the ability to communicate effectively.
 Member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good and regular standing.
 Hold an understanding of the unique educational mission of the University, using revelation as expressed in the Bible as a basic framework from which all subject matters are presented. The concepts of physical, mental, and spiritual health promotion as exemplified in the Ministry of Healing will be valued and the compassionate ministry of Jesus Christ will be exemplified.
 Value the counsels provided by Ellen G. White especially as related to the Seventh-day Adventist health message and role of the nurse in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 Value complementary and alternative health care as practiced by the Weimar University NEWSTART Lifestyle Center.

Education:
 Hold a current RN license or privilege to practice as a registered nursing is the State of California.
 Hold a Master’s Degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes coursework in nursing, education or administration. A Doctoral degree is preferred.

Experience:
 A minimum of one year experience in an administrative position as a director or assistant director whose responsibility and accountability includes coordinating, directing, fiscal planning, and all activities involved in developing, implementing, and managing the registered Nursing Program. Administrative responsibility may pertain to a registered nursing education program or as director of a nursing and/or hospital in-service education program.
 A minimum of two (2) years teaching in a pre or post- licensure RN program.
 A minimum of one (1) year full-time experience as a Registered Nurse providing direct patient care, or equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Administrative Assistant - President's Office

Overview: Performs clerical and administrative tasks including drafting letters, memos, invoices, reports, and other documents for senior staff.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Assist the Executive Secretary to the president in various matters
2. Assist in writing policy and procedures for Weimar University
3. In emergency or as needed perform other duties as assigned by the Administration.
4. Take minutes during Administrative Committees and distribute to members.
5. Maintain permanent file of AdCom minutes
6. Sort president’s mail
7. Take phone messages for the president
9. Compose routine letters
10. Type dictated materials
11. Maintain files in the President’s Office
12. Prepare Sabbath duty lists for Inn and administrator on Call
13. Call service companies for maintenance of copy machines and fax machines

Skills and Specifications:
▪ Able to handle crisis
▪ Able to work with people, including student supervision

Education:
▪ Bachelor’s degree

Experience:
▪ High level management experience
▪ Seventh-day Adventist in good standing

Personal:
 Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
 Integrity and confidentiality
 Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing

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+1 (530) 422-7970
careers@weimar.org

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Friday 9:00A.M. – 1:00P.M.

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Contact Us

Human Resources

+1 (530) 422-7970
careers@weimar.org

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.
Friday 9:00A.M. – 1:00P.M.

Apply Now

Lifespan Development (3 Credits)

From conception to old age, this course explores focuses on the biological, psychological, and social developmental issues and milestones for each stage of the lifespan, paying particular attention to the aspects of context, culture, and environmental issues. Topics include, but are not limited to: parenting style (child guidance), social contexts, social stress, poverty, low educational attainment, abuse and neglect, gender and family issues salient to relationships, separation, nontraditional and blended families and inadequate housing and how these affect development. Issues of aging and long-term care are included.

Moral Identity and Faith as a Counselor (3 Credits)

This course explores the formation of the student therapist’s identity as a counselor within the framework of Christianity and how this plays out in a secular world of counseling. This course presents philosophical and ethical perspectives integral to the understanding of the contemporary psychologies. Students learn how to analyze the ethical bias of psychotherapeutic psychologies, identify their underlying philosophical assumptions, and develop an appreciation for the moral components in individual, marital, and family identity formation. Also included will be a workshop to enhance spiritual development.

Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy: Basic Theories and Skills (3 Credits)

This course develops an understanding of the major theoretical orientations used by current practitioners, focusing on systemic approaches. Theories provide a coherent framework for understanding how people change. This course will highlight the Biblical understanding of how change takes place. This course covers the concepts and techniques associated with the primary theories of counseling psychology: psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and post-modern; in contrast with wholistic counseling techniques. Also included are the evidence-based treatments, limitations, and outcome research associated with each concept. The course also highlights cultural and spiritual diversity as it applies to the therapeutic process and awareness of the self, interpersonal issues, and spiritual values as they impact the use of theoretical frameworks. This course also introduces the student to basic skill in attending behavior, clinical interviewing and clinical intervention. Finally, this foundational course clarifies key issues in human nature and prepares the student for developing a worldview that is consistent with their theological and spiritual orientation.

Advanced Counseling Theory (3 Credits)

This course will examine several individuals, and family approaches for counseling. The development of specific behavioral, cognitive, humanistic/experiential, psychodynamic and systemic frameworks will be deconstructed. Student will distinguish Christian approach of addressing individual and family concerns. Students will be involved in experiential activities designed to relate the observation, demonstration and practice to research-based explanations. In this course, we will consider how each approach is used in clinical, school, and marriage and family counseling applications. Training in the use of the therapeutic relationship will be a focus for understanding and intervening with clients.

Group Processes in Counseling (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of group counseling with children, adults, families, and couples. The course focuses on basic group counseling theory including therapeutic group factors, stages of group development, and principles of commonly accepted and research-based group interventions. The course will cover different types of groups, such as support, psycho-educational, and process groups; the tasks, skills, and qualities of effective group leaders; roles of group members; and legal and ethical issues pertaining to groups, group leaders; roles of group members; and legal and ethical issues pertaining to groups. Importance is placed on responsibilities and skills and cultural considerations. Emphasis on small and large group processes and involvement in experiential activities is designed to relate the clinical process to theoretical explanations. Throughout, there is an emphasis on group work within community mental health settings.

Child and Adolescent Counseling (3 Credits)

This course provides an understanding of the broad range of childhood and adolescent problems and maladjustment behaviors. A variety of psychotherapeutic modalities are presented, providing the student with an opportunity to develop knowledge of basic child and adolescent therapy skills, assessments, and treatment strategies. The impact of the development aspects, family dynamics, social environments, and multicultural issues are addressed. In addition, legal and ethical issues and the role of hospitalization are considered.

Addictions Counseling and Treatment (3 Credits)

This course covers the prevention, assessment, and treatment of substance abuse/dependence, behavioral addictions, and co-occurring conditions. Theories of etiology, populations at risk, and the role of persons and systems in supporting or compounding abuse/addiction are discussed. The course reviews the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and neurological effects of psychoactive drug use and the impact of addiction on the family system. Best practices for the screening, assessment, and treatment of addictions and co-occurring behaviors are covered as well as community resources for individuals and family members. Additional focus will be placed on developing understanding of Recovery Oriented Care, social and psychological implications of socioeconomic position, and cultural awareness and competencies.

Counseling Diverse Populations (3 Credits)

This course focuses on the intersection and convergence of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, acculturation, and chronological age and how these inform effective mental health care. The goal is to increase awareness of multiple dimensions of diversity in order to prepare students to work sensitively and effectively with California’s multi-cultural population. Attention also is given to issues of privilege, marginality, and oppression, including sexism, racism, classism, ableism, ageism, and heterosexism. Theoretical perspectives on multicultural counseling will be examined as well as strategies for intervention and advocacy. This course will focus on eliminating biases, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination. Throughout, effective strategies for communicating about emotionally charged material is emphasized.

Couples and Family Counseling: Post-Modern (3 Credits)

This course continues the study of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals, couples, and families using interactional and brief models. This course provides advanced training in the theories and techniques of modern and post-modern schools of family therapy including Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Narrative Therapy. Also included are the evidence-based treatments, outcome research, and limitations associated with each theory. Specific family issues addressed include: transition to parenthood, parenting young and school-age children, household division of labor, and blended families. Throughout, careful attention is paid to the historical and cultural context in which the theories were developed and the implications for working with diverse populations in recovery-oriented community mental health settings.

Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy: Advanced Techniques (3 Credits)

This course is designed to further develop the psychotherapeutic skills of students prior to their entry into a clinical placement. Students focus on developing proficiency in the core interviewing qualities, deriving goals for a clinical session, and in making contracts with clients for change. Additionally, students are encouraged to begin developing a theoretical and conceptual understanding of cases and trained to work with diverse populations. Students are also encouraged to address issues regarding the integration of their faith with the practice of psychotherapy.

Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families (3 Credits)

This course examines the application of psychological instruments to the assessment of individuals, couples, and families. Fundamentals of psychological assessment are reviewed including standardized and non-standardized testing approaches, basic statistical concepts, and moral, ethical and cultural considerations in assessment. The course will also provide an overview of issues related to cognitive assessment, achievement, aptitude, and neuropsychological assessment. Emphasis will also be on clinical, behavioral, and personality assessment.

Knowing God Better Through Career Development: Theories and Techniques (3 Credits)

This course prepares students to address the intersections of career, values, and life roles in the context of career counseling and responding to career and work-related issues

for majority and marginalized groups. Students will gain core knowledge of major career development theories; examine the implications of sociocultural factors on career development, work transitions, and the career counseling process; gain experience with career counseling assessments and resources; and become familiar with current career development literature.

Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3 Credits)

Students will develop a foundation for assessing and treating post-trauma reactions in adults along with an overview of trauma responses in children. We will begin by reviewing the variety of trauma populations followed by in-depth instruction on the mechanism of development major trauma concerns. The assessment and intervention of post-trauma conditions will be identified. Next, we will address clinical interventions including disaster mental health and exposure-based treatment. Finally, we will review issues affecting therapists working with trauma populations and self-care strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.

Research and Evaluation in Counseling (3 Credits)

The goal of this course is to enable students to become informed consumers of psychological research and to use current research knowledge and tools to improve treatment outcomes. Students will explore methods and issues associated with the conduct and use of research concerning phenomena relevant to counseling psychology. The course provides an overview of hypothesis generation, research design, data collection and interpretation, and utilization of research findings in clinical practice, while considering systemic and sociocultural influences. Students will review seminal research findings including research on specific treatments and common factors across treatments that improve therapy outcome. The course also provides students with assessment tools for evaluating mental health programs and the effectiveness of one’s own clinical practice. Emphasis is given to helping students become knowledgeable consumers of research, including the use of research to inform evidence-based practice.

Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology (3 Credits)

Fulfills the California Board of Behavioral Sciences requirement for surveying the use of pharmacological agents in patient care. This course provides a basic overview of neurobiology in order to understand the biological bases of behavior and the psychopharmacological treatment of mental disorders. The course includes information about commonly prescribed psychiatric medications for children and adults – indications, contraindications, mechanisms of action, side effects, drug-drug interactions, iatrogenics, and variability related to age, gender, ethnicity, and medical condition. Students will learn how to work cooperatively and effectively with clients, family members, and prescribing clinicians. Additionally, controversies related to the medical model and to specific prescribing practices will be explored.

Psychopathology & Diagnostic Processes (3 Credits)

This course examines the major types of psychopathology. It explores techniques of intake interviewing and determining mental status to formulate a differential diagnosis based upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Students will also recognize and understand the controversial history of the development of the DSM. The

course also includes a critical examination of the clinical and experimental literature in psychopathy. Etiologies of cognitive/affective functions and dysfunctions and implications for therapeutic intervention are also addressed.

Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (3 Credits)

This course will provide students with an understanding of human sexual development with a particular focus upon sexuality counseling from a systems perspective. The goal of this course is to learn about the many facets of human sexuality and the treatment of sexual dysfunctions in a safe and respectful environment. Topics include the physiology, psychology, and sociology of sexuality, including the effects of sexual attitudes and functioning on individuals and families. Gender Identity and LGBTQ and sexual perspectives will be reviewed. Clinical applications, including the treatment of sexual difficulty and dysfunction will also be explored. Students will develop familiarity with the language and terms of sexology and demonstrate an ability to apply this knowledge to clinical situations. Finally, students will explore the above with a framework of Christian compassion and love, exploring how God created sex to be beneficial. A review of AIDS, HIV, and STDs will be given.

Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the legal, ethical, and moral issues related to the practice of LPCC and MFT in the state of California. This course focuses on contemporary professional law and ethics and moral dilemmas related to counseling practice. Students review statutory, regulatory, and decisional laws related to the scope of therapy practice, including confidentiality, privilege, reporting requirements, family law, and the treatment of minors. Professional codes of ethics (ACA, AAMFT/ CAMFT, and APA) will be reviewed. California law that is relevant to the practice of counseling will be examined including goals and objectives of professional organizations, standards of training, licensure, and the rights and responsibilities of professional counselors. Case examples will be discussed. Consideration is also given to the student practitioner’s values and behaviors, especially in relation to becoming a Christian therapist.

Practicum in Counseling (6, 3 per term)

The purpose of this course is to develop counseling competencies when working with a variety of clients with unique presenting concerns. Specifically, the focus will be on your ability to engage your clients in treatment, establish a working alliance, identify dysfunctional patterns, and use either general strategies or ECBIS strategies to facilitate change. You will work toward the development of a personally acceptable and professionally effective style of establishing and working in helping relationships. We will work toward helping you to examine your behaviors and rationales and to modify for greater effectiveness.

Course Prerequisites:
This is the terminal course for the program and will run concurrently with a weekly seminar that will address issues in counseling practice.