YTMN-2123 Counseling Adolescents
An introductory class of current problems that adolescents face in American culture (e.g., self-acceptance, peer pressure, friendship and dating, pregnancy, anorexia nervosa, music, drugs and drinking, sexual acting out). The class will involve reading, listening, and dialoguing with guest speakers from the field, listening to and discussing lectures, critiquing videos, and participating in and critiquing simulations in the classroom from biblical and practical perspectives. Field visits to the juvenile court system and interviews with local youth ministers will allow students to compare classroom instruction with the real world of adolescents. A brief introduction to family systems will be included. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.