Counseling Women – HSMF 687

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course examines the most common problems women bring to counseling, including both developmental and situational crises. It explores biblical perspectives and the most effective treatments for these situations.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


There are many psychological issues that specifically apply to women throughout their lifespan. It is good for the practitioner to develop a theoretical rationale and a course of action that will guide him/her as he/she works with women and their specific issues in counseling.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 300 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and be supported with at least 2 citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

Peer-Review Discussion: Handout/Presentation

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. In this discussion, the student will post one thread containing the research topic title, while also attaching the Counseling Research Project: Handout/Presentation Assignment for his/her peers to review. The student will then review one of his/her peer's assignment in a reply post of at least 300 words.

Reflective Journal Assignment

This assignment provides an opportunity for the student to evaluate his/her journey through the developmental stages and transitions in life and also to reflect on how the impact of these transitions may help or hinder his/her work as a counselor. This paper will be 3–5 pages in length and will integrate concepts learned from the course materials as well as personal research from at least one additional professional source outside of the course materials.

This assignment provides an opportunity to apply the concepts learned in class to a case study similar to what one might see in counseling women. The student will elaborate on two primary questions concerning the case provided. The minimum length requirement is 2 pages.

Counseling Research Project: Paper Assignment

This section of the project will consist of 2 parts:

Counseling Research Project: Topic Assignment

The student must select 1 topic and post it in the Class Introductions in order to receive approval from the instructor. Topics will be approved on a “first come, first served” basis and may not be repeated.

Counseling Research Project: Paper Assignment

A major part of the Research Project is the Research Paper. This includes selecting an instructor-approved topic of the student’s choice and then researching the topic as if he/she were preparing to teach a workshop to fellow counselors. This paper will be 10-12 pages and must include at least 10 scholarly sources in current APA format.

Counseling Research Project: Handout/Presentation Assignment

The second part of the Counseling Research Project is the Handout/Presentation that the student will create to serve as an outline of the project that he/she could present to fellow counselors. The Handout/Presentation will be a 4-page document that the student would present at a workshop on the research topic. The student is encouraged to be creative while including the main points for the Counseling Research Project Paper. At least 5 scholarly sources must be used in current APA format.

Quizzes (3)

The student will complete 3 quizzes that will cover the course readings and presentations. The quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, include 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 2 hours.