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Mobile Ed: CO105 Introducing Christian Counseling: A Worldview Approach (5 hour course)

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In Introducing Christian Counseling: A Worldview Approach (CO105) Dan Zink exposes learners to the foundations and features of Christian counseling, surveying the big ideas of people, problems, change, and help. Dr. Zink addresses questions like, What is the purpose of the gospel? How do thinking and feeling relate to one another and what implications does this have for counseling? What role do emotions play in a well-balanced life? Why is empathy so important and how do we grow in it? and, When is it appropriate for a counselor to break confidentiality?

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • State the purpose of the gospel and the goal of Christian counseling
  • Express what it means to live in a relationship-centered world and the implications this has for counseling
  • Discuss the role of the heart, emotions, and personality and how they relate to counseling
  • Explain what the thinking-feeling ecosystem is and how it relates to counseling
  • Help counselees identify and overcome their problems
  • Summarize how counseling is a collaborative conversation
  • Describe five ways to grow as a counselor
  • List some practical ways to keep counseling safe
  • Provide some practical suggestions for surviving as a pastoral counselor

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and Course
  • Three Areas of Needed Growth

Unit 1: Foundations of Christian Counseling

  • The Gospel’s Purpose
  • A Relationship-Centered World
  • Grace Deeply
  • What Counseling Is Not
  • What Counseling Is

Unit 2: People

  • Understanding People—The Heart
  • The Thinking—Feeling Ecosystem
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Seeing the Heart as Ecosystem
  • Seeing the Person as Embedded in an Ecosystem
  • Understanding Personality

Unit 3: Problems

  • Understanding Problems
  • The Problem—Reactivity
  • The Problem Underneath

Unit 4: Change

  • Understanding Change
  • Grief First, then Forgiveness
  • Leading Toward Grief

Unit 5: Helping

  • Heart-Focused Counseling
  • Counseling Is a Conversation
  • Counseling Is a Collaborative Conversation
  • Conversation Goals
  • Conversation Goals: Presence
  • Pursuing Empathy
  • Growing Your Empathy
  • Listening for Feelings
  • Thinking about Questions
  • Reaching Underneath with Questions
  • Keeping Counseling Safe: Part 1
  • Keeping Counseling Safe: Part 2
  • Surviving Pastoral Counseling: Part 1
  • Surviving Pastoral Counseling: Part 2
  • Surviving Pastoral Counseling: Part 3


  • Conclusion to the Course

Product Details

  • Title: CO105 Introducing Christian Counseling: A Worldview Approach
  • Instructor: Dan Zink
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 5
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About Dan Zink

Dan Zink joined the full-time faculty of Covenant Theological Seminary in 1995 after serving for five years as adjunct professor in counseling and director of student services and for eleven years as a family counselor, case-worker, and supervisor of public children’s services. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Zink was the founding director and a five-year head of New Hope Counseling Services, a ministry of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church in Missouri. He has also been involved in the Christian education programs of four churches and has served as an assistant pastor. His doctoral research focused on marriages of adult children of divorce. Dr. Zink and his wife, Carolanne, have two children.


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    Collection value: $274.99
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    Payment plans available in cart