​CBC1 – Foundations of Biblical Counseling


September 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm PDT
December 3, 2020 @ 9:00 pm PDT

NEW COHORT – Deadline to Register 8/20/20
CBC1 – Foundations of Biblical Counseling
Thursday Evenings, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Begins September 10, 2020  |  Ends December 3, 2020​



Biblical counseling and psychology really do not go together. This 12-week module teaches students the roots of the psychological theories, practices, and systems that drive most of the counseling available to troubled people today and how those stand in contrast to much of what the Scriptures have to say about the same matters.

Knowing that most of the people who enter the doors of any church will have been impacted by sin is just the beginning – knowing how to help them discover and cooperate with God’s redemptive plan for the specific evils they have suffered and the sins they have committed is something else entirely.

This is the most reading-intensive of the modules, but the work is well worth the results. Students who take this course will be involved in studying matters such as:

  • The history of psychology and the development of Modern Psychological Theory
  • The foundations of biblical counseling
  • Comparing secular psychology with biblical counseling
  • Basic strategies and skill-sets necessary to do biblical counseling in a variety of contexts
  • Evaluating methodologies used in counseling
  • Hands-on study of practical materials for one-on-one and group counseling situations, including addictions and abuse-survivor dynamics
  • Formulating a solid, Biblical approach to counseling in today’s world
   Course Outline
      Session One
: Introduction; Basic Theories; Assumptions
      Session Two: Views on Integration; Basic Biblical Model
      Session Three: History of Psychology (Part 1)
      Session Four: History of Psychology (Part 2); Pioneers of Modern Psychology
      Session Five: Modern Modalities; The Biblical Model & Galatians 1-2
      Session Six: Interviewing and the Counseling Process (Part 1);  Processes of Change
      Session Seven: The Counseling Process (Part 2)
      Session Eight: Anger & Depression; Fear & Worry
      Session Nine: Sexuality, Abuse and Neglect
      Session Ten: Addiction, Reality Therapy, and 12-Step Programs
      Session Eleven: Biblical Counseling and Common Grace
      Session Twelve1 Thessalonians 5 and Counseling(View the Syllabus here)Book List to Purchase for this Module:
Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm
Mental Illness: The Necessity for Faith and Authority (Volume 1)   
How to Counsel God’s Way
Why Biblical Counseling?