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Pastoral Care & Counseling: Foundational Certificate Program

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Lexham Press 2014–2016

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In the Pastoral Care & Counseling: Foundational Certificate Program you will learn how to minister to those who are struggling, hurting, and in crisis. You will learn the key pillars of pastoral counseling from experienced Christian counselors and you will study methods counselors use as they apply the gospel to everyday issues. These courses will help you nurture your church community, prepare for counseling demands in your ministry, and equip you to minister more effectively to others.

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CO101 Introducing Pastoral Counseling I: Theory and Practice

  • Instructor: Eric L. Johnson
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 7

In this introduction, Dr. Eric Johnson identifies the seven pillars of pastoral counseling, essential skills needed, and issues of human development. He emphasizes the biblical view of God and human nature so you can care for others in a way that expresses Christ’s love. This course is beneficial for anyone involved in Christian counseling.

Contents:

Unit 1: The Seven Pillars of Pastoral Counseling—Pillar One: The Glory of God
  • The Glory of God
  • What Is Glory?
  • Everything Is Created for God’s Glory
  • Participating in God’s Glory
  • Discovering Jesus’ Qualities and Characteristics
Unit 2: The Seven Pillars of Pastoral Counseling—Pillar Two: The Word of God
  • The Word of God
  • The Importance of Language
  • Scripture
  • Internalization of Scripture
  • Searching Your Library for Devotion, Meditation, and Prayer
Unit 3: The Seven Pillars of Pastoral Counseling—Pillar Three: The Story of God
  • The Christian Metanarrative
  • Creation
  • The Fall
  • Redemption
  • Consummation
  • Studying a Passage with Parallel Resources
Unit 4: The Seven Pillars of Pastoral Counseling—Pillar Four: Union with Christ
  • Union with Christ
  • Hindrances to Intimacy with Christ
  • Aspects of a Personal Relationship with Christ
  • How to Enhance Our Relationship with Christ, Part 1
  • How to Enhance Our Relationship with Christ, Part 2
  • Setting Up a Prayer List and a Reading Plan
Unit 5: The Seven Pillars of Pastoral Counseling—Pillar Five: Self-Examination
  • Self-Examination
  • Three Great Teachers of Self-Examination
  • Søren Kierkegaard: For Self-Examination
  • Look in the Mirror, Not at the Mirror
  • “It Is I about Whom It Is Speaking”
  • Researching the Pharisees with the Factbook Tool
  • The Great Danger of “the Journey into Christianity”
  • Becoming Aware of and Free of Our Religious Defenses
  • Researching Kierkegaard
Unit 6: The Seven Pillars of Pastoral Counseling—Pillar Six: The Dialectic of Law & Grace
  • The Dialectic of Law & Grace
  • What Is the Law?
  • Two Law-Grace Dialectics
  • The Paradoxical Nature of the Law-Grace Dialectics
  • Collecting and Exporting Bible Verses with Passage Lists
Unit 7: The Seven Pillars of Pastoral Counseling—Pillar Seven: Love & Empathy
  • Love Is the Primary Christian Virtue
  • Love Is Basic to Human Life
  • God Is the Empathic Archetype
  • Empathy Fosters Healing of the Soul
  • Creating a Collection of Psychology Books
Unit 8: Counseling Skills
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Building a Trusting, Loving Relationship
  • Attending Skills
  • Asking Good Questions
  • Cognitive Listening
  • Affective Listening
  • What Is Going On in the Heart?
  • Why Emotions Are Important
  • Studying the Fruit of the Spirit with the Exegetical Guide
  • What to Listen For
  • Advanced Counseling Skills
  • Teaching
  • Challenging
  • Interpreting
  • Dangers in Counseling
Unit 9: Benner’s Five-Session Model for Counseling
  • How Much Counseling Is Needed?
  • The Introductory Session
  • The Problem-Solving Sessions
  • The Final Session
  • A Case Study Using Benner’s Model for Counseling
  • Researching the Seven Pillars of Counseling

Dr. Eric L. Johnson, professor of pastoral care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, taught courses in psychology, theology, and Christian worldview at Northwestern College in Minnesota for nine years. He has contributed to numerous articles in the field of Christian psychology, arguing for the necessity of theology in both counseling and psychological research.

He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and in 1998 he was editor for a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity titled “Psychology within the Christian Tradition.” He authored articles for the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and has coedited and contributed to two books: Christianity and Psychology: Four Views and God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God. Dr. Johnson wrote Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal.

CO102 Introducing Pastoral Counseling II: Examples in Application

  • Instructor: Eric L. Johnson
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 5

In this course, Dr. Eric Johnson provides examples of how to help those going through common struggles or major crises. He dissects the four dimensions of human beings—biological, psychosocial, ethical, and spiritual—and describes how the Christian counselor should approach problems of each kind. Dr. Johnson provides a counseling model that promotes healing and always keeps Christ at the center of treatment.

Contents:

Unit 1: A Multi-Order, Multi-Perspective Approach to Soul Care
  • Humans Are Complex Beings
  • Four Dimensions of Human Nature: The Two Basic Dimensions
  • Four Dimensions of Human Nature: The Two Higher Dimensions
  • Hindrances to Multi-Level Thinking
  • Using Topical Analysis Resources to Find Encouraging Bible Passages
  • A Triangular Perspective on Christian Psychopathology
  • Sin as an Aspect of Psychopathology
  • Biopsychosocial Elements as Components of Psychopathology
  • Exploring the Concept of Weakness with the Sermon Starter Guide
  • Suffering as an Aspect of Psychopathology
Unit 2: The Neuropsychology of Love
  • Restoration by Redemption
  • Three Main Parts of the Human Brain
  • Using Proximity Searching to Explore the Concept of Human Uniqueness
  • The Microscopic Structure of Memory
  • Memory of Emotions
  • Types of Memory
  • Attachment
  • Insecure Attachment
  • Finding Information on Individual Responsibility with the Topic Guide
  • Residual Adult Effects of the Four Attachment Experiences
  • Other Factors Influencing Social Development
  • Searching for Characteristics of God with Basic and Clause Searches
  • The Neuropsychology of Christian Soul Healing through Love
  • Studying the Greek Word for “Flesh”
Unit 3: Christian Categories of Psychopathology
  • The DSM-V and Diagnosis
  • DSM-V Mood Disorders
  • Schizophrenia, Substance-Related, and Somatoform Disorders
  • Dissociative, Sexual, and Gender Identity Disorders
  • Eating, Sleeping, Relational, and Personality Disorders
  • Ethical Disorders
  • Summarizing a Christian’s Understanding of Psychopathology
Unit 4: Uses for the Bible in Counseling
  • The Bible Provides Paradigm and Context
  • Using the Bible during Counseling Sessions
  • Using Reading Plans to Read a New Testament Introduction
  • Using the Bible for Counselee Homework
  • Using the Bible for Counselee Devotions and Helping the Congregation
  • Finding Emotions in the Book of Psalms
Unit 5: Counseling Approaches
  • A Model of Christ-Centered Counseling
  • Counseling Approaches: Depression
  • The Relevance of the Gospel to Depression
  • Using a Christ-Centered Model When Counseling People with Depression
  • Creating a Personal Book File for the Five-Step Model
  • Additional Strategies for Counseling People with Depression, Part 1
  • Additional Strategies for Counseling People with Depression, Part 2
  • Counseling Approaches: Pornography
  • Additional Strategies for Counseling People Who Struggle with an Addiction to Pornography
  • Counseling Approaches: Marriage
  • Common Problems in Marriage
  • Resources for Marriage
  • Using the Topic and Sermon Starter Guides to Find Passages on Forgiveness
  • Bringing Good out of Difficult Times and Struggles
  • Counseling Approaches: Crisis Intervention
  • Short-Term Stabilization
  • Moving toward Long-Term Treatment
  • What about the Possibility of Suicide?
Unit 6: Counseling Considerations
  • What about Medication?
  • Considerations for the Use of Medication
  • What about Psychiatry and Psychotherapy?
  • Knowing When to Refer
  • To Whom to Refer?
  • What’s Wrong with the Human Soul and How to Repair It

Dr. Eric L. Johnson, professor of pastoral care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, taught courses in psychology, theology, and Christian worldview at Northwestern College in Minnesota for nine years. He has contributed to numerous articles in the field of Christian psychology, arguing for the necessity of theology in both counseling and psychological research.

He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and in 1998 he was editor for a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity titled “Psychology within the Christian Tradition.” He authored articles for the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and has coedited and contributed to two books: Christianity and Psychology: Four Views and God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God. Dr. Johnson wrote Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal.

CO111 Gospel-Centered Counseling

  • Instructor: Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 7

Learn theological and practical methods for focusing your counseling on Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. With over 24 years of Bible-based counseling experience, celebrated author Elyse Fitzpatrick shows how the gospel applies in everyday situations and emphasizes the power of God’s Word to change lives. This course provides sample case studies that demonstrate how to best counsel and minister to broken and hurting people. Elyse Fitzpatrick imparts how the work of Christ can transform both your life and the lives of those you encounter.

Contents:

Unit 1: What Do You See?
  • How Do I Imitate God?
  • Using Thematic Outlines to Preach or Teach a Passage
  • New Testament Indicatives
  • Locating All the Imperative Forms in Ephesians 4
  • Beloved Child or Begrudging Slave
  • Discovering Biblical References for the Term “Beloved”
  • Becoming a Beloved Child
  • When the Gospel Is Forgotten
  • A Case Study: Madeline
  • Quiz – Unit 1
Unit 2: Seeing Your Savior
  • How Do I See Christ?
  • The Gospel in Counseling
  • Means of Grace: Hearing the Gospel Preached
  • Preaching for Transformation
  • Creating a Custom Collection of Counseling Resources
  • Means of Grace: Studying Scripture
  • Means of Grace: The Sacrament of Baptism
  • Means of Grace: The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
  • Means of Grace: Fellowship
  • Fellowship: Speaking the Truth in Love
  • Fellowship: Riches in Jars of Clay
  • Finding New Testament References to Loving One Another
  • The Hope of Transformation
  • Jesus Models Transformational Life
  • The Light of Christ Increases
  • Quiz – Unit 2
Unit 3: God’s Immeasurable Love
  • What Is the Nature of God’s Love?
  • Finding Verses that Speak about God’s Love
  • Lovelessness: The Root of Disobedience
  • Love: The Root of Obedience
  • The Nature of God’s Love
  • Finding References to Go’s Steadfast Love in the Psalms
  • The Hope of God’s Love
  • The Delight of God’s Love
  • The Power of God’s Love
  • A Case Study: Doug
  • Quiz – Unit 3
Unit 4: God’s Love and Our Hearts
  • Who Are the Happy and Sad Moralists?
  • The Happy Moralist: Before Jesus
  • Conducting a Character Study on the Pharisees with the Bible Facts Tool
  • The Happy Moralist: Humbled by the Law
  • The Happy Moralist: The Prescription
  • The Sad Moralist: Before the Cross
  • The Sad Moralist: Submission to Grace
  • The Sad Moralist: The Prescription
  • Receiving the Love of God: The Gospel-Centered Christian
  • A Case Study: Jeannie
  • Quiz – Unit 4
  • Midterm Exam
Unit 5: Gospel-Centered Counseling
  • What Is Gospel-Centered Counseling?
  • Counseling from Scripture
  • Counseling in Balance
  • Counseling in Context
  • Counseling from the Gospel
  • Transformed by the Gospel: Jacob and Laban
  • Transformed by the Gospel: The Welcoming Father
  • A Case Study: Ernest
  • Quiz – Unit 5
Unit 6: The Gospel and Our Sanctification
  • What Is Sanctification?
  • Using Bible Concordances to Find References for Sanctification
  • Sanctification: Union with Christ
  • Sanctification: Joy in Christ
  • Sanctification: Rest in Christ
  • A Case Study: Pastor Jack
  • Quiz – Unit 6
Unit 7: The Gospel and Our Emotions
  • Cultural View of Emotions
  • Biblical View of Emotions
  • Investigating the Meaning of the Term “Heart”
  • Emotional Response
  • Emotional Transformation
  • Emotional Complexity
  • Emotional Interpretation
  • The Gospel Impact
  • A Case Study: Sally and Chad
  • Quiz – Unit 7
Unit 8: The Gospel and Our Relationships
  • Relational Rootedness
  • Relational Understanding
  • Relational Transformation
  • Quiz – Unit 8
  • Final Exam

Elyse Fitzpatrick has been counseling women since 1989. She is a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counseling, a retreat and conference speaker, and is the head of Women Helping Women Ministries. Fitzpatrick has a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEEF in San Diego and an MA in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary.

She is the author of more than 15 books, including Love to Eat, Hate to Eat. Fitzpatrick has developed an extensive curriculum in biblical counseling and has trained students in both North and South America.

PC101 Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church

  • Instructor: Michael W. Goheen
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 7

In this course Dr. Michael Goheen examines the identity of the church according to the Bible and then considers the implications of this identity for the church’s mission. Beginning with the concept of a missional community in the OT, Goheen traces God’s work among His people into the NT community of believers and offers perspective on how the ministries of today’s church can be structured to fulfill God’s calling.

Contents:

Unit 1: Missional Church in the Biblical Story
  • Starting with the Gospel
  • Understanding How Jesus Used the Term “Gospel”
  • The Bible as One Story
  • How to View the Bible Text without Editorial Additions
  • The Story of God’s Mission
  • A Missional Hermeneutic
  • Unit 1 Quiz
Unit 2: Missional Community in the Old Testament
  • The Importance of the Old Testament
  • An Overview of the Formation of God’s People
  • Two Hermeneutical Lenses
  • Blessed to Be a Blessing
  • Bringing about the Promise
  • A Display People
  • Israel in the Land
  • Failure and the Prophets
  • A People Gathered and Renewed
  • Intertestamental Period: Missional Vision Lost
  • Unit 2 Quiz
Unit 3: Missional Community in the New Testament
  • Jesus Gathers a Community
  • Gathering and the Arrival of the Kingdom
  • Finding the Metaphorical Uses of “Sheep”
  • Jesus Restores the Missional Vocation
  • Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
  • Jesus Commissions His Gathered People
  • A Witnessing Community
  • Exaltation: Lordship of Christ
  • Pentecost: Spirit of Mission
  • Jerusalem Community
  • A Distinctive Community
  • Gathering Israel
  • Antioch Church
  • Using the Logos Deluxe Map Set
  • A Missional Church in Acts
  • Missionary Encounter with Culture
  • Studying the Ministry of Barnabas Using the Bible Facts Tool
  • Continuing the Story
  • Unit 3 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam
Unit 4: Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church: Nurturing Ministries
  • Nurturing Ministries in a Missional Church
  • Nurturing New Life
  • Scripture as a Tool of God’s Mission
  • Preaching Christ
  • Preaching the True Story of the World
  • Preaching to Confront Other Stories
  • Preaching a Gospel That Is the Power of God
  • Preaching to Orient God’s People Outward
  • Worship in a Missional Church: Thick and Comprehensible
  • Worship Thick Enough to Nourish a Missional Church
  • Worship and the Book of Revelation
  • Researching Worship and the Roman Emperor in Revelation
  • Sacraments: Nourishing a Missional Congregation
  • Unit 4a Quiz
  • Worship: Orienting the Church Upward and Outward
  • Worship: Comprehensible Enough to Be Understood
  • Fellowship: Gifts
  • Fellowship: “One-Anothering”
  • Creating a Categorized List of Uses of Allelon in the New Testament
  • Prayer in the Missional Church
  • Using the Topical Index of An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible
  • Training Parents for Their Task
  • Pastoral Care
  • Unit 4b Quiz
Unit 5: Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church: The Calling of the Church in the World
  • The Calling of the Missional Church
  • Missional Analysis of Culture, Part 1
  • Missional Analysis of Culture, Part 2
  • Missional Engagement with Culture
  • Being a Distinctive Community
  • Pastoral Task in Shaping a Distinctive Community
  • The Importance of Training People for Their Calling in the World
  • Training the Local Congregation for Their Calling
  • Evangelism, Part 1
  • Evangelism, Part 2
  • Involvement in the Neighborhood
  • The Gospel of Charity in the Early Church
  • Mission and Missions
  • Missions and the Local Congregation
  • Unit 5 Quiz
Unit 6: Pastoral Ministry in a Missional Church: Organizing to be Missional
  • Importance of Structures
  • Small Groups and the Life of the Church
  • Missional Communities
  • Importance of Leadership
  • Two Resources Useful for Studying Early Church Leadership
  • Leadership Training
  • Unity and Mission
  • Examples of Missional Ecumenicity
  • Budgetary Issues of a Missional Church
Unit 7: Conclusion
  • Next Baby Steps
  • Missio Dei: It Is God Who Works
  • Unit 6–7 Quiz
  • Final Exam

Dr. Michael W. Goheen, professor of missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, served as the Geneva Chair of Worldview Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, and teaching fellow in mission studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He has taught worldview, biblical theology, mission, and world Christianity at Redeemer University College and Dordt College. He began his professional life as a church planter and pastor in the Toronto area. He is also recognized as a leading scholar on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin.

Dr. Goheen has authored several books, including A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2010) and As the Father Has Sent Me, I am Sending You: J.E. Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology (Zoetermeer, 2000). He also coauthored the best-selling Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2004), Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Baker, 2008), and The True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama (Faith Alive, 2009). He has also coedited two volumes on globalization and the gospel, and on the unity of the church.

Dr. Goheen lives in the Vancouver area where he is minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church. He’s been married to his wife, Marnie, for 33 years and has four married children and four grandchildren.

PD171 Biblical Soul Care

  • Instructor: Tim Clinton
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Video Hours: 8

For those who have a passion for helping others and who would appreciate the foundation of Bible-based counseling training, Dr. Timothy Clinton offers PD171 Biblical Soul Care. PD171 presents the intersection of psychology and faith in the practice of counseling and explores the increasing need for a response to the stresses of twenty-first century American life. The course draws on numerous biblical passages to augment psychology’s explanations and treatment suggestions for a distressed person’s needs and is replete with examples from Dr. Clinton’s experience as a practicing counselor. This course will help you become better prepared for the counseling demands in your ministry and life in general.

Contents:

Unit 1: Becoming a Life Coach
  • A Calling to Help People
  • Modern Day Life: People Are Hurting, Part 1
  • Modern Day Life: People Are Hurting, Part 2
  • People Are Searching
  • Answering God’s Call
  • Strength for the Journey
  • Developing an Eternal Perspective
  • Bible Passages for Developing Soul Care
Unit 2: Attachment Model
  • Made for Relationships
  • Attachments vs. Close Relationships
  • You/Me Model
  • Ambivalent Attachment
  • Disorganized Attachment
  • Secure Attachment
  • Breaking Free
Unit 3: “A” Model
  • A Model for Breaking Free
  • Losing Heart
  • Aloneness
  • Alienation
  • Adulteries of the Heart
  • Recovery of the Heart
  • Attachment
Unit 4: Lessons Learned in the Counselor’s Chair
  • You Can’t Treat What You Don’t See
  • Entering into the Darkness Is Dangerous and Difficult Work
  • The Past Isn’t the Past If It Affects the Present
  • It’s about Light, Not Darkness
  • You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have
  • It’s All about Relationships
  • It Takes a Village
Unit 5: Change Your Life
  • New Year’s Resolutions
  • Stay Teachable; Take Action
  • Be Passionate; Choose to Be Happy
  • Be Forgiving and Compassionate; Be Persistent
Unit 6: Love on the Rocks
  • Marriage on the Rocks
  • Everyday Pressures That Tear at Love, Part 1
  • Everyday Pressures That Tear at Love, Part 2
  • Distancing
  • Disaffection
  • Trading Our Sorrows for New Life
  • Love and Safety
  • United with Purpose
Unit 7: Personal and Professional Considerations
  • Knowledge
  • Helping Skills
  • The Heart
  • Mistakes
  • Pain
  • Counseling as Discipleship
  • Core Skills
  • Common Impediments to Healing
Unit 8: God and You
  • What We Know about God
  • What God Knows about Us
  • God Knows Our Future
Unit 9: Suffering
  • God Never Wastes a Wound
  • Why Suffering?
  • His Presence Is Enough
  • Help in Times of Trouble
Unit 10: Anger
  • Definition of Anger and Key Thoughts
  • Action Steps
Unit 11: Addiction
  • Definitions of Addiction and Key Thoughts
  • Characteristics of an Addiction
Unit 12: Depression
  • Types of Depression
  • Symptoms and Treatment of Depression

Tim Clinton, EdD is the president of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is professor of counseling and pastoral care and executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Licensed in Virginia as both a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist, Dr. Clinton now spends a majority of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored over 20 books and is recognized as a world leader in faith and mental health issues. Dr. Clinton has been married to the love of his life, Julie, for more than 30 years. They have two children, Megan and Zach.

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  • Title: Pastoral Care & Counseling: Foundational Certificate Program
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
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  • Courses: 5
  • Video Hours: 34

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