CO108 Introducing Biblical Counseling: Theory and Practice

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This course is designed to help you care for others by developing an effective pastoral care and counseling ministry. Consider the biblical foundation of counseling as it’s expressed in the book of Genesis, as God first engages Adam and Eve after the fall. Observe how God performs crisis counseling intervention. Discover how the Messiah, Jesus, was perfectly equipped to bring salvation to mankind. Explore how Jesus provides a model for the biblical Christian counselor and apply biblical models to counseling.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

3m

Definitions and Biblical Foundations

Defining Pastoral Counseling

Defining Pastoral Counseling

4m
The Uniqueness of Christian Counseling

The Uniqueness of Christian Counseling

5m
The Impact of Calling

The Impact of Calling

9m
The Role of Theology in Christian Counseling

The Role of Theology in Christian Counseling

7m
The Importance of Being Prepared

The Importance of Being Prepared

6m

The Influence of Worldviews

The Importance of Recognizing Worldviews

The Importance of Recognizing Worldviews

8m
Contrasting Naturalistic and Christian Worldviews

Contrasting Naturalistic and Christian Worldviews

8m
Worldview Awareness

Worldview Awareness

4m
Responding to the Influence of the Secular Worldview

Responding to the Influence of the Secular Worldview

10m
Contrasting Secular and Christian Definitions of Spirituality

Contrasting Secular and Christian Definitions of Spirituality

6m

The Biblical and Historical Basis for Care

The Language of Care in the Old Testament

The Language of Care in the Old Testament

12m
The Language of Care in the New Testament

The Language of Care in the New Testament

7m
Salvation, Love, Grace, and the Problem of Sin

Salvation, Love, Grace, and the Problem of Sin

6m
New Testament Themes of Care

New Testament Themes of Care

4m
The Character and Skills of a Christian Counselor

The Character and Skills of a Christian Counselor

4m
Historical Foundations of Caregiving in the Church

Historical Foundations of Caregiving in the Church

6m

Developing a Biblical Model of Counseling

The Foundation for Developing a Biblical Approach to Counseling

The Foundation for Developing a Biblical Approach to Counseling

6m
Responding Biblically

Responding Biblically

11m
Shaping Perspectives

Shaping Perspectives

7m
Developing a Godly Attitude and Orientation

Developing a Godly Attitude and Orientation

10m
Assessing Location within the Five Stages of Change

Assessing Location within the Five Stages of Change

10m
Responding with Location in Mind

Responding with Location in Mind

9m
Qualities of an Effective Counselor

Qualities of an Effective Counselor

9m
A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding

A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding

9m
A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of Knowledge and Power

A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of Knowledge and Power

8m
A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of the Knowledge of God

A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of the Knowledge of God

5m
A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of the Fear of God

A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of the Fear of God

7m
The Therapeutic Ministry of Jesus

The Therapeutic Ministry of Jesus

9m

Principles and Skills for Effective Biblical Counseling

Locating with Love, Grace, and Empathy

Locating with Love, Grace, and Empathy

7m
Stages of Growth

Stages of Growth

9m
Listen, Locate, and Value

Listen, Locate, and Value

6m
Observe Holistically

Observe Holistically

8m
Adjust, Allow Silence, and Bring Hope

Adjust, Allow Silence, and Bring Hope

8m
Questioning and Active Listening

Questioning and Active Listening

8m
Attending to the Counselee

Attending to the Counselee

9m
Redirecting Focus and Influencing

Redirecting Focus and Influencing

10m
Spiritual Interventions

Spiritual Interventions

11m
Maintaining a Ministry of Acceptance

Maintaining a Ministry of Acceptance

5m
Ethics and Healthy Boundaries

Ethics and Healthy Boundaries

7m

Brief Counseling Models

The Single-Session Counseling Model

The Single-Session Counseling Model

6m
Determining the Proper Approach and Setting Expectations

Determining the Proper Approach and Setting Expectations

7m
Preparing for Single-Session Counseling

Preparing for Single-Session Counseling

3m
Insights into a Single-Session Counseling Scenario

Insights into a Single-Session Counseling Scenario

7m
Following up after Single-Session Counseling

Following up after Single-Session Counseling

3m
The Basic Principles of Reconciliation-Focused Counseling

The Basic Principles of Reconciliation-Focused Counseling

6m
The Role of Grace within Reconciliation-Focused Counseling

The Role of Grace within Reconciliation-Focused Counseling

7m
Preparation and Engagement of Reconciliation-Focused Counseling

Preparation and Engagement of Reconciliation-Focused Counseling

7m
Making the Decision to Refer

Making the Decision to Refer

7m

Issues in Counseling

Sexual Misconduct in Ministry

Sexual Misconduct in Ministry

3m
Pornography and Infidelity in Ministry

Pornography and Infidelity in Ministry

9m
Addressing Sexual Misconduct

Addressing Sexual Misconduct

6m
Coping with Stress and Temptation

Coping with Stress and Temptation

5m
Mental Illness, Anxiety, and the Church

Mental Illness, Anxiety, and the Church

4m
Handling Stress and Anxiety

Handling Stress and Anxiety

7m
Resolving Anxiety

Resolving Anxiety

8m
Addressing Depression

Addressing Depression

9m
Suicide Intervention

Suicide Intervention

5m

Conclusion

Course Summary

Course Summary

2m