Counselling Adolescents and their Families

Designation: PACC 7013 / YYAM 7013

Addictions, eating disorders, self-injury, sexual choices, media saturation, sexual abuse, family breakdown, anxiety, depression, and suicide – these are the dark realities that mark the lives of many young people today. This class is designed to address a number of these contemporary behavioural, emotional, and relational issues faced by adolescents. It is meant to prepare the student for increased ministry effectiveness through a deeper awareness of underlying issues affecting adolescents and their families today. Students will develop a greater level of freedom in addressing and discussing these issues with both adolescents themselves and adults who intersect with the adolescent world.

Recommended Prior Study

  • PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling

About the Course


Dr. Marv Penner
Executive Director, All About Youth

Available at Acadia Wolfville Campus

Take this course at Acadia Divinity College’s main teaching site on the campus of Acadia University in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Course Information
Current Schedule - One-Week Intensive - Spring Term 2018 Designation

May 28 – June 1

PACC & YYAM versions of ‘Counselling Adolescents and their Families’ available

PACC 7013 X5 / YYAM 7013 X5