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Mobile Ed: Ian Jones Biblical Counseling Bundle (2 courses)
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Mobile Ed: Ian Jones Biblical Counseling Bundle (2 courses)

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Lexham Press 2016

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Overview

Ian Jones offers over two decades of Christian counseling knowledge as he leads you in examining human nature, particularly in its modern and postmodern forms, and as he demonstrates how this view is different from a biblical understanding. Learn what Scripture says about human nature, and explore the biblical psychologies—Scriptural views of human nature and the soul. Explore the history of caregiving and develop counseling skills needed to become an effective minister. In addition, apply models of pastoral care and counseling while reviewing counseling issues that you are likely to face in your church or any counseling ministry you may have. These issues include anxiety, depression, and suicide.

Individual Courses

CO107 Introducing Biblical Counseling: The History of Counseling

  • Instructor: Ian Jones
  • Video hours: 5

Explore how to develop a biblical theory of personality by first looking at some of the fatal flaws in the secular models as they relate to caregiving and Scripture. Gain knowledge of God and His Word, and of yourself in relation to God.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Psychology through a Historical Lens
  • A Changing Understanding of the Human Condition
  • The Changing Definition of Psychology
  • The Changing Landscape of Psychology
  • The Benefits and Limitations of Studying Secular Theories of Counseling
Unit 2: Psychology through a Biblical Lens
  • Understanding God’s View of the Human Condition
  • Identity, Direction, and Purpose within a Biblical View of History
  • The Search for Meaning
  • An Example in Scripture: Romans 14
  • The Tension between Greek Philosophy and Christianity
  • Using the Secular as a Bridge
  • The Example of Jesus in the Care of Souls
  • The Care of Souls: Characterized and Modeled
  • Defining Soul Care
Unit 3: Caregiving in the Ante-Nicene Church
  • Polycarp
  • Tertullian
  • Clement of Alexandria
  • Perpetua
  • Cyprian
Unit 4: Caregiving in the Post-Nicene Church
  • Ambrose and Gregory of Nyssa
  • Chrysostom
  • Augustine
  • Gregory the Great
  • Hildegard of Bingen
Unit 5: Caregiving in the Reformation
  • Martin Luther, Advice for the Mind
  • Martin Luther, Advice on Responding
  • Calvin, Bucer, Herbert, and Taylor
  • Richard Baxter
Unit 6: Caregiving in the Post-Reformation
  • Count Zinzendorf
  • John Wesley
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Alexander Gerard
  • Ian Maclaren (John Watson)
  • A Summary of Counseling Principles Found in the Historical Church
Unit 7: Historical Biblical Psychologies
  • Introduction to Historical Biblical Psychologies
  • The Myth of Objectivity in Behavioral Sciences
  • Historical Christian Roots of Modern Science
  • The Impact of Our Views of Human Nature
  • The Landscape of Premodern Psychology
  • Biblical Psychology: The Importance of Our View of the Soul
  • The Shifting Views of Psychology
Unit 8: Developing a Biblical Theory of Personality
  • Identity: The Core of a Biblical Theory of Personality
  • Developmental Psychology: The Importance of Critical Thinking
  • Developmental Psychology: The Absence of Purpose
  • The Problem with Developmental Theories: Distortion of Identity
  • The Influence of the Enlightenment on Modern Developmental Theories
  • Christian Developmental Theory: A Journey of Pilgrimage
  • The Characteristics of Christian Personality Theory
  • Mapping the Spiritual Journey
Conclusion
  • Course Summary

CO108 Introducing Biblical Counseling: Theory and Practice

  • Instructor: Ian Jones
  • Video hours: 7

This course is designed to help you care for others by developing an effective pastoral care and counseling ministry. Consider the biblical foundation of counseling as it’s expressed in the book of Genesis, as God first engages Adam and Eve after the fall. Observe how God performs crisis counseling intervention. Discover how the Messiah, Jesus, was perfectly equipped to bring salvation to mankind. Explore how Jesus provides a model for the biblical christian counselor and apply biblical models to counseling.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Definitions and Biblical Foundations
  • Defining Pastoral Counseling
  • The Uniqueness of Christian Counseling
  • The Impact of Calling
  • The Role of Theology in Christian Counseling
  • The Importance of Being Prepared
Unit 2: The Influence of Worldviews
  • The Importance of Recognizing Worldviews
  • Contrasting Naturalistic and Christian Worldviews
  • Worldview Awareness
  • Responding to the Influence of the Secular Worldview
  • Contrasting Secular and Christian Definitions of Spirituality
Unit 3: The Biblical and Historical Basis for Care
  • The Language of Care in the Old Testament
  • The Language of Care in the New Testament
  • Salvation, Love, Grace, and the Problem of Sin
  • New Testament Themes of Care
  • The Character and Skills of a Christian Counselor
  • Historical Foundations of Caregiving in the Church
Unit 4: Developing a Biblical Model of Counseling
  • The Foundation for Developing a Biblical Approach to Counseling
  • Responding Biblically
  • Shaping Perspectives
  • Developing a Godly Attitude and Orientation
  • Assessing Location within the Five Stages of Change
  • Responding with Location in Mind
  • Qualities of an Effective Counselor
  • A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding
  • A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of Knowledge and Power
  • A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of the Knowledge of God
  • A Messianic Model of Counseling: The Spirit of the Fear of God
  • The Therapeutic Ministry of Jesus
Unit 5: Principles and Skills for Effective Biblical Counseling
  • Locating with Love, Grace, and Empathy
  • Stages of Growth
  • Listen, Locate, and Value
  • Observe Holistically
  • Adjust, Allow Silence, and Bring Hope
  • Questioning and Active Listening
  • Attending to the Counselee
  • Redirecting Focus and Influencing
  • Spiritual Interventions
  • Maintaining a Ministry of Acceptance
  • Ethics and Healthy Boundaries
Unit 6: Brief Counseling Models
  • The Single-Session Counseling Model
  • Determining the Proper Approach and Setting Expectations
  • Preparing for Single-Session Counseling
  • Insights into a Single-Session Counseling Scenario
  • Following Up after Single-Session Counseling
  • The Basic Principles of Reconciliation-Focused Counseling
  • The Role of Grace within Reconciliation-Focused Counseling
  • Preparation and Engagement of Reconciliation-Focused Counseling
  • Making the Decision to Refer
Unit 7: Issues in Counseling
  • Sexual Misconduct in Ministry
  • Pornography and Infidelity in Ministry
  • Addressing Sexual Misconduct
  • Coping with Stress and Temptation
  • Mental Illness, Anxiety, and the Church
  • Handling Stress and Anxiety
  • Resolving Anxiety
  • Addressing Depression
  • Suicide Intervention
Conclusion
  • Course Summary

Product Details

  • Title: Ian Jones Biblical Counseling Bundle
  • Instructor: Ian Jones
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 12

About Ian Jones

Dr. Ian F. Jones is professor of psychology and counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is chairman of the Division of Church and Community Ministries and holds the Baptist Community Ministries’ Chair of Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Jones has taught, counseled, and conducted family conferences in the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia. He is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist, and his areas of teaching specialization include counseling theory, cross-cultural counseling, historical pastoral counseling, and counseling and ethics.

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.

All courses in this bundle come with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the courses. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.