An examination and analysis of professional coaching applications that serve marital relationship concerns. The course covers marital issues from a Christian worldview with special attention given to a biblical foundation of marriage coaching and differences between coaching and counseling models.
As a basis for their work, marriage coaches should have a thorough understanding of coaching models, theory, and application. This understanding serves to heighten the coaches’ effectiveness in formulating effective coaching strategies and in aiding in the ...view middle of the document...
C. Appraise marriage coaching and its applicability in the context of couple’s lives.
D. Compare and contrast marriage coaching with counseling and social work.
E. Construct a framework from which marriage coaching services can be delivered.
F. Analyze the difference between secular and Christian models of marriage coaching.
These course objectives are designed to fulfill the following Psychology Department Learning Outcomes:
A. Synthesize and apply an array of life coaching theories from within an integrated Christian Worldview.
B. Compare and critique the various ethical and legal standards in the life coaching discipline.
C. Analyze the delivery of life coaching services in order to develop a coaching strategy in accordance with a distinctly biblical worldview and established best practices.
D. Compare and contrast diverse individuals within a developmental systems context in order to effectively determine appropriate coaching strategies.
V. Course Requirements and Assignments
A. Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Regular readings will be assigned to allow students to complete the reading of the required texts within the eight weeks allotted for the course. This assignment meets learning outcomes A, B, C, and D.
B. Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
Discussion Board Forums (6)
The student is expected to make regular postings to the Discussion Board Forums. Threads are to be at least 250 words. Additionally, the student will post a reply (no less than 150 words) to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. This assignment meets A, B, C, D, E, and F.
D. Movie Review
The student is expected to complete a Movie Review. The student will watch a movie of his/her choice with a strong marriage coaching theme and then complete a 2–3-page (not including title page) critique of the movie as it relates to the topic of marriage coaching. The student is to give particular attention to how the ideas presented in the movie may be used to coach individuals as they address life-changing challenges. The student must adhere to current APA format when writing the reviews. Further instructions for completion of these reviews can be found in the Assignment Instructions folder. This assignment meets A, B, C, D, E, and F.
E. Article Review
For the Article Review Forum, the student will compose a thread and 2 replies in response to 2 other classmates’ threads. Threads are the student’s review of the article in the forum, and replies are the student’s response to a classmate’s thread. Each thread must be at least 350 words, and each reply must be at least 200 words. This assignment meets A, B, C, D, E, and F.
F. Research Paper
For this paper, the student will choose an issue or question that is of particular interest to him/her from one of the...