Resource Guide Marriage and Relationship Counseling This guide should be comprised of local resources
(within your community). You will add to this guide in future classes. If you have already completed similar work for other HSC classes, these resources must be in addition to other ones used. If you have already used resources for other classes in the program, add the 10 for the current course to the top of your document. Those will be the 10 which will be graded. You can delineate (with a title) for which courses each set of resources have been submitted. Your assignment is to research church, parachurch, and community agencies
, listing what they offer regarding assistance to those with courserelated concerns (premarital counseling, marriage counseling, general relationship counseling, and family supportive therapy). You will conduct a brief interview (in person is ideal, but by phone is also acceptable) of local programs that meet a need covered in class, and then select programs that you would use as possible referral resources. Include at least 10 resources (if you run into trouble locating 10 references in your area, you may expand your search, but begin by looking locally), which vary in format. For those in special settings (i.e., other countries), we can vary the format so please talk to me directly. Detail relevant data using the capitalized as headings: Program Name, Location, Contact Information, Type of Treatment offered (such as Individual, Children, Group, etc.), Length of Treatment, Modality used (this is the type of therapy used, such as Cognitive, Experiential, etc.), Cost for services, Requirements of Participation, Other relevant information about the program, and Personal Evaluation.
Your listing should be an accurate and comprehensive list of what you consider to be the best
resources available in your area. It is imperative that you add personal evaluative commentary
(at least a couple of sentences) about each program you choose to include. This commentary may include your thoughts about the program, what you have heard from others, the general reputation of the program, and must
include your informal evaluation or impressions based on what you know of services offered. Format may vary, but please be clear in headings and structure. Programs should be listed alphabetically and should also be numbered. List the course title above the page, as you will build on this in future classes.
EXAMPLE: HSC544 Program Contact Info Treatment Type Length Modality Cost Requirements Other/ Personal Evaluation
1. Heritage Counselin g Center, 100 Hope Drive,
H. Day, 2229 999
Community private practice, works with anxiety, depression,
As needed, weekly individua l sessions
Varied, cognitive behavioral , interperso nal,
Sliding scale (low to no fee) and insurance accepted
Complete phone intake
More traditional type therapy from a Christian perspective. I’d likely use them as a referral source based on what is offered, particularly their work with children and teens in local schools (counselors meet
addictions, child, adolescent, and family issues
systems, Christian counselor s, psychiatris t also available
them there).Great for lower income, kids who need services and do not have high parental support, or for clients who do not have transportation.
2. Life Groups at Light Church, 123 Sunrise Rd., Dayton
M. Patric k, 7773 211
Pastoral counsel, lay counseling, and peer support groups
Weekly groups offered for anxiety and depressi on, also for couples
Christian 12step models used for some groups, others use varied formats
free Call for more information, otherwise just come
Offers childcare during sessions! Good resource, may help folks tie into a church, may limit those who are intimidated by church setting, 12step approach may also be a limitation.
3. New Life, 555 New Life Lane, Providenc e (associate d with New Life Church)
Marily nn Betos, 5551 212
Residential, assists with “most all problems of living”
Christian Ministry, spiritual formation as primary interventio n, group and individual counsel offered as well
Based on need, free and up
Willingness to change, no HIV+ accepted, no pedophiles accepted, phone interview and in person interview needed
Program based on structured lifestyle change and incorporating spiritual truths into life, attend chapel daily and church services 2x per week, also daily Bible classes. Seems strong in what they offer, limited in inability to serve more resistant clients or those with more severe issues. Also, program cannot accommodate children so parents who enter must find alternate care for their children while living there.
4. TriStar Counselin g Center, 3663 West Blvd, Farmville
Mike Perdu e, PhD ;7572 3390 00
Private practice, addresses mood disorders, anxiety, and family issues
All counselor s are Christian, though they are not ‘Biblical Counselor s”, more traditional counseling
insurance accepted or flat fees (vary from $50$135/ hr)
Set appt, in person intake
Mostly uses standard counseling, seems to be sound in practice, often works with local clergy to help collaborate parishioner care. I’d recommend this center to just about anyone who needs therapy. Seem to offer broad range of services. Not a good resource if finances are tight