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Mobile Ed: Eric L. Johnson Pastoral Counseling Bundle (2 courses)
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Mobile Ed: Eric L. Johnson Pastoral Counseling Bundle (2 courses)


Lexham Press 2014–2016

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Dr. Eric L. Johnson, psychologist and professor of pastoral care, offers his biblical perspective, evidence-based research, and practical instruction to help you care for those around you. In his Christ-centered model, learn how to listen and ask good questions so you can counsel effectively. Discover how to structure your sessions so you promote growth and establish appropriate boundaries. Gain insight into how to counsel through depression, marital problems, and personal crisis. Whatever the topic, Dr. Johnson’s guidance is centered on the gospel and supported by sound doctrine.

This two-course bundle is the culmination of Dr. Johnson’s research as a psychologist, his practice as a counselor, and his experience as a professor. His rigorous scholarship in the fields of theology and psychology—now available in Mobile Ed—has earned him the respect of his peers and patients alike.

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Individual Courses

CO101 Introducing Pastoral Counseling I: Theory and Practice

  • Instructor: Eric L. Johnson
  • 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.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
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
  • Summary Thoughts about Pastoral Counseling

CO102 Introducing Pastoral Counseling II: Examples in Application

  • Instructor: Eric L. Johnson
  • 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.


  • 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: Eric L. Johnson Pastoral Counseling Bundle
  • Instructors: Eric L. Johnson
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 12

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.


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 wrote Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal.