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Mobile Ed: CO102 Introducing Pastoral Counseling II: Examples in Application (audio)

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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.

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

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

Product Details

  • Title: Mobile Ed: CO102 Introducing Pastoral Counseling II: Examples in Application (audio)
  • Instructor: Eric L. Johnson
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Audio
  • Length: 5 hours

About Eric L. Johnson

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 also wrote Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal.