Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Roger G. DePriest

Fall 2018

Introduction to Biblical Counseling will be offered in conjunction with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) regional training weekends that VBTS will be hosting this Fall. Each of the training weekends will follow the same schedule - 5:00-9:45pm on Friday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday.

Introduction to Biblical Counseling is an entry level course designed to introduce the student to biblical counseling (1) as a movement, including its key leaders and their writings, and (2) as a distinctive means of discipleship, with particular focus on methodology and the most common issues encountered by counselors.  

As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to trace the history of the modern biblical counseling movement, understand how biblical counseling coheres with and is a subset of Christian discipleship, recognize and apply the basic elements of biblical counseling and apply them to case studies, and, develop a general understanding of the broad categories of personal and interpersonal issues that are indicative of the human condition.

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Course Requirements

  • 35% - Reading (Approx. 1500 pages)
  • 10% - Participation & Discussion (weekly)
  • 30% - Writing Assignments (3 @ 800-1000 words each)
  • 12% - Case Analyses
  • 13% - Student-Led Case Study