Issues in Counseling

Course number: DEGS1204 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Building on the course, Introduction to Christian Counseling, students will address and explain a number of issues in counseling practice.

Course Description: 
Students will consider the causation of a wide array of personal and interpersonal problems, with particular focus on biological, personal, social, familial and spiritual causes. Students will research and create treatment plans for a variety of both personal and interpersonal issues and topics may range from: depression, anxiety, pride, anger, forgiveness, addiction, procrastination, family of origin issues, low self-esteem, problems with marital communication, and sexual issues.

Course Textbooks:
Counseling for the Soul in Distress. R.W. Roukema (2003).Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press ISBN: 0789016303
Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling. M McMinn (1996). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN: 084235252X

    Instructor:  Tina Strutt

Biography: Tina Strutt is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and an ordained minister with the PAOC. Tina currently lives in Sudbury, Ontario with her husband and three children. Tina has developed a private counselling practice that has been running strong since 2006. Her specialties include pre-marital, marriage and family, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and a variety of personal life transitional issues. Tina loves to hang with her family, run long distance, read suspense novels, and get a great shopping deal!

Tina’s higher education history includes Trinity Western University, Providence University College and Seminary, Summit Pacific College and Master’s College and Seminary. Her experience includes student development, small groups, counselling, and teaching. She created and directed the Counselling Foundations Program at Summit Pacific College in BC for eight years, equipping students for pastoral counselling ministry and preparing them for further counselling education at an MA level.

BTH from Master’s College and Seminary
MA in Counselling from Providence University College and Seminary.


Course Costs

IT Fees $ 36.00


Tuition $ 696.00
Textbook Sales (inc GST) $ 88.06
CoursePak Text (inc GST) $ 26.25
Shipping $ 30.00
TOTAL $ 876.31

For more information about this course please contact IBOLT