|In the Foundations course, you will study the biblical basis for using the Bible alone in counseling believers through their trials. You will examine the six basic elements of the counseling process, and then study what the Scripture teaches about some of the most common problems people face, such as depression, guilt, anger, fear, and marital roles. This is a very practical course, with much you can put to practice immediately in your own life and in helping others to whom you minister.|
Foundations of Biblical Counseling Topics
For those working toward the Certificate in Biblical Counseling, the following requirements will be completed during the Foundations course:
- Read entirely the following texts: Counseling (MacArthur); Godliness through Discipline (Adams), and Christian Living in the Home (Adams); Worry (Powlison); Anger (Powlison); Marriage (Tripp); Depression (Welch); Motives (Welch). The readings must be completed prior to taking the final examination.
- Complete the following written assignments from A Homework Manual for Biblical Counseling, Vol. 1 (Mack): (a) pp. 1-11 (Anger); (b) pp. 58-59 (Depression); (c) pp. 72-74 (Anxiety). Then write a 2-4 page review of each Bible study that describes how each section in the studies will help the counselee. These assignments must be completed before taking the exam.
- Complete the final examination consisting of case studies based on the lectures and reading material. It is preferred that your work be in a word document or as a PDF. An administration fee of $50 can be paid by check or credit card for reviewing your course work. All work must be sent to Sherry Allchin.