COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is a general introduction to biblical pastoral counseling, including an overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. The approach to soul care that will be taught relies upon the sufficiency of Scripture and is centered in the gospel. The class will present a basic counseling methodology that will be applied to common counseling situations including biblical peacemaking, anger, fear, worry, and depression.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK(S): Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track, Author: Charles Allen Kollar ISBN: 0310329299
SUGGESTED TEXTBOOK(S): The Holy Bible Counseling the Hard Cases – Stuart Scott & Heath Lambert Biblical Counseling – Dr. Tim Clinton & Dr. Ron Hawkins