BC02 Methodology of Biblical Counseling


Current Status:  IN SESSION.

Saturday Class (12/7): Study pages 103-128 of textbook • Complete & review quizzes • Make sure to prepare well for the practice on page 103, as it will be a major component of our class time.
Tuesday Class (12/10): Study pages 53-65 of textbook • Pay special attention to the chapter “Communicating With Clarity” • Begin preparing for the practice on page 66.

To introduce the student to the scriptural qualifications, skills and dynamics necessary for an effective counseling process. To impart to the student the ability to effectively use Dr. Eyrich’s Functional Dynamics of the Process Model as reviewed and modified in the course.

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of BC01 Introduction to Biblical Counseling.
  • Must be actively involved in a body of believers.

Required Books

  • Cozzi, Luciano. Bc02 Methodology of Biblical Counseling. Coventry, RI: Grace Family Church Biblical Counseling and Training Center, 2019.
  • Cozzi, Luciano. The Love of God in Biblical Counseling. Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781512729115.
  • Adams, Jay Edward. The Christian Counselor’s Casebook. Ministry Resources Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986. ISBN: 0310511615.

Related Books

  • Lambert, Heath. The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2012.
  • MacDonald, James, et al., eds. Christ-centered Biblical counseling. Eugene, Or.: Harvest House Publishers, 2013.
  • Scott, Stuart and Heath Lambert, eds. Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture. Nashville, Tenn.: B & H Academic, 2012.
  • Adams, Jay Edward. The Christian Counselor’s Manual: The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling. Ministry Resources Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub., 1986.
  • Mack, Wayne A. A Homework Manual for Biblical Living. Vol. 1: Personal and Interpersonal Problems. 2 vols. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1979.
  • Mack, Wayne A. A Homework Manual for Biblical Living. Vol. 2: Family and Marital Problems. 2 vols. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1980.

Basic Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Scriptural Objectives of Biblical Counseling
  • Basic Skills: Communication
  • Basic Skills: Attentive Listening
  • Basic Skills: The Art of Asking Questions
  • Models of Biblical Counseling
  • The “Functional Dynamics of the Process Model” Revised
  • Basic Case Studies
  • Final Exam

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