Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Roger G. DePriest

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: a) trace the history of the modern biblical counseling movement, b) understand how biblical counseling coheres with and is a subset of Christian discipleship, c) recognize and apply the basic elements of biblical counseling and apply them to case studies, and, finally, d) develop a general understanding of the broad categories of personal and interpersonal issues that are indicative of the human condition. 3 credit hours.

Dr. Roger DePriest serves as the Faculty Associate in Biblical Counseling at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary; Dr. DePriest has taught in an adjunct role for the seminary since 2000. He is the Executive Director of Grace Biblical Counseling Ministry, an ordained Baptist minister, and a Level 2 certified ACBC counselor. Dr. DePriest earned his academic degrees at Cedarville University (BA), Talbot Theological Seminary (MA), and Clark Summit University (PhD). Read more....

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35% – Reading (1500 pages)
10% – Participation & Discussion (weekly)
30% – Writing Assignments (3 @ 900–1200 words each)
12% – Case Analyses
13% – Student-Led Case Study