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Mobile Ed: CO121 Pastoral Counseling: Foundations and Practices (12 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: CO121 Pastoral Counseling: Foundations and Practices (12 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2014–2016

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Overview

Pastoral Counseling: Foundations and Practices (CO121) will equip you to face a diverse array of problems in your pastoral counseling practice. In the course, licensed clinical psychologist and ordained minister Dr. C. Gary Barnes introduces theological anchor points for pastoral counseling as well as the identity and role of the pastoral counselor in the counseling process. You will also study the interdisciplinary integration of theology and psychology and the intradisciplinary integration of theology and psychology with pastoral counseling. Alongside these, you will gain a thorough understanding of Christian personality theory so you can approach people holistically in your practice.

After laying a foundation for the course, Dr. Barnes walks you through a variety of strategies to initiate change in the individual, couple, family, and group dynamics, and he corrects some common myths regarding issues facing pastoral counselors.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Summarize the anchor points for pastoral counseling
  • Discuss interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary integration in pastoral counseling
  • Describe the pastoral counselor’s identity
  • Explain the two domains for Christian personality theory
  • Recall the foundational pictures for pastoral counseling
  • Identify strategies for changing individuals, couples, families, and groups
  • Use the three stages and tasks of strategic pastoral counseling
  • Recognize common myths regarding the top ten problems pastors face in counseling

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker
  • Introducing the Course

Unit 1: Anchor Points for Pastoral Counseling

  • Worldview, Truth, and Pastoral Counseling
  • Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Biblical Psychology: Part 1
  • Biblical Psychology: Part 2

Unit 2: Integration in Pastoral Counseling

  • Two Integrations for Pastoral Counseling
  • Interdisciplinary Integration
  • Intradisciplinary Integration: Part 1
  • Intradisciplinary Integration: Part 2
  • Intradisciplinary Integration: Part 3
  • Five Integration Principles for Pastoral Counseling
  • The Three Stage Methodology of Pastoral Counseling
  • Three Freedoms from the Gospel for Pastoral Counseling

Unit 3: Identity for Pastoral Counseling

  • Who Is the Pastor?
  • The Parish Poet
  • The Unpoetic Congregation
  • The Poet’s Pathos
  • Getting to the Subtexts

Unit 4: Two Domains for Christian Personality Theory

  • Theories on the Nature of Man
  • The Point of Interface for Biblical Anthropology and Personality Theory
  • Personality and Biblical Anthropology
  • The Parts/Unity Debate: Part 1
  • The Parts/Unity Debate: Part 2
  • Dignity: Part 1
  • Dignity: Part 2
  • Dignity: Part 3
  • Dignity: Part 4
  • Depravity: Part 1
  • Depravity: Part 2
  • Depravity: Part 3
  • Depravity: Part 4

Unit 5: Foundation Pictures for Pastoral Counseling

  • Roles for Pastors in Christian Transformation
  • Foundational Pictures for Change
  • The Relational Triangle and Change: Part 1
  • The Relational Triangle and Change: Part 2
  • The Relational Triangle and Change: Part 3
  • Iceberg Problems and Change
  • Parameters and Change
  • Relational Labs and Change

Unit 6: Strategies for Individual Change

  • Moving toward Practice
  • Setting Up the Truth Journal
  • The Truth Journal: Part 1
  • The Truth Journal: Part 2
  • My Way Vs. Thy Way: Part 1
  • My Way Vs. Thy Way: Part 2
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, and Self-Acceptance: Part 1
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, and Self-Acceptance: Part 2
  • Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, and Self-Acceptance: Part 3
  • The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale
  • Stress and Stressors: Part 1
  • Stress and Stressors: Part 2

Unit 7: Strategies for Couples Change

  • The Red Bar-Green Bar Strategy: Part 1
  • The Red Bar-Green Bar Strategy: Part 2
  • The Red Bar-Green Bar Strategy: Part 3
  • The Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light Strategy: Part 1
  • The Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light Strategy: Part 2
  • The Two Wings of the Communication Plane: Part 1
  • The Two Wings of the Communication Plane: Part 2
  • The Two Wings of the Communication Plane: Part 3
  • The Two Wings of the Communication Plane: Part 4
  • The Three Levels of Problem Discussion: Part 1
  • The Three Levels of Problem Discussion: Part 2
  • The Three Levels of Problem Discussion: Part 3

Unit 8: A Strategy for Family Change

  • Differentiated Oneness
  • The PREPARE/ENRICH Inventory

Unit 9: A Strategy for Church and Community Change

  • The Johari Window: Part 1
  • The Johari Window: Part 2

Unit 10: Strategic Pastoral Counseling

  • Introducing Strategic Pastoral Counseling
  • A Picture of David Benner’s Book and Survey
  • Findings from the Surveys: Part 1
  • Findings from the Surveys: Part 2
  • The Three Stages and Tasks of Strategic Pastoral Counseling: Part 1
  • The Three Stages and Tasks of Strategic Pastoral Counseling: Part 2
  • The Three Stages and Tasks of Strategic Pastoral Counseling: Part 3
  • The Three Stages and Tasks of Strategic Pastoral Counseling: Part 4

Unit 11: The Ten Most Common Problems for Pastoral Counseling

  • Marriage Problems/Divorce
  • Worry, Anxiety, and Fear
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Sexual Problems
  • Anger and Hostility
  • Problems with Children
  • Grief
  • Guilt and Forgiveness
  • Catastrophic/Terminal Illness

Unit 12: Conclusion

  • Ethics for Pastoral Counseling
  • Concluding the Course

Product Details

  • Title: CO121 Pastoral Counseling: Foundations and Practices
  • Instructor: Gary Barnes
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 12

About the Instructor

Dr. Gary Barnes is currently professor of biblical counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a licensed psychologist, a certified sex therapist, and an ordained minister, specializing in marriage and family research, counseling, and training. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary, he served as an assistant pastor for seven years and then earned a PhD in psychology from Columbia University. While in New York, he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center’s Family Studies Clinic and later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology through Parkland Hospital in Dallas and the Child Guidance Clinics of Dallas and Texoma.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, and the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists. He also maintains a marriage and family private practice.

Dr. Barnes and his wife, Cathy, have two sons, two daughters, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and almost 7 grandchildren. For fun, he races in the USA Cycling Masters competition.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

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