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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling include:

  • BICO 105 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling I:  Caring for People God’s Way
  • BICO 110 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling II:  Breaking Free

*8-week courses are only offered in select terms. See the official Light University calendar for more details.

Required Textbook for Courses

Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins’ book The Quick Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling is your required material for both the 5-week and the 8-week course of your choosing.

Purchase the textbook here!

ISBN: 978-0801072253

5-WEEK COURSE FORMAT
Introduction to Biblical Counseling I: Caring for People God’s Way

Caring for People God’s Way is designed to educate and equip a community of helpers within the church to offer careful, biblical encouragement, direction, hope, and personal growth to hurting people in a hurting world. Our goal is to help you understand the tough issues that people wrestle with today and use the Bible with confidence with those who need clear direction and could use some strong encouragement.

 

Module 1 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Module 2 – Faith & Life

Module 3 – Marriage & Family

Module 4 – Challenging Issues in Biblical Counseling

Module 5 – Emerging Issues in Biblical Counseling

Introduction to Biblical Counseling II: Breaking Free

Attending to the needs and issues of hurting people today is complex and, at times, overwhelming. As today’s generations search for purpose, meaning, and value, many are experiencing a pervasive sense of emptiness and loneliness.  Breaking Free is designed to equip pastors, clinicians, physicians, and lay helpers become more aware of current trends and issues in counseling, deliver cutting-edge services and offer timely resources — all designed to help increase your counseling effectiveness.

 

Module 1 – Foundations of Spiritual Care, Discipline, and Godly Living

Module 2 – Helping Process, Skills, and Working with Tough Cases

Module 3 – Applications in Mood Change, Medicine, and Addictions

Module 4 – Applications in Crisis Care and Relationships

Module 5 –The Ethics of Care and Helping Ministry in the Church

8-WEEK COURSE FORMAT
Introduction to Biblical Counseling I: Caring for People God’s Way

Caring for People God’s Way is designed to educate and equip a community of helpers within the church to offer careful, biblical encouragement, direction, hope, and personal growth to hurting people in a hurting world. Our goal is to help you understand the tough issues that people wrestle with today and use the Bible with confidence with those who need clear direction and could use some strong encouragement.

 

Module 1 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling: Part I

Module 2 – Introduction to Biblical Counseling: Part II

Module 3 – Faith & Life:  Part I

Module 4 – Faith & Life:  Part II

Module 5 – Marriage & Family

Module 6 – Challenging Issues in Biblical Counseling: Part I

Module 7 – Challenging Issues in Biblical Counseling: Part II

Module 8 – Emerging Issues in Biblical Counseling

Introduction to Biblical Counseling II: Breaking Free

Attending to the needs and issues of hurting people today is complex and, at times, overwhelming. As today’s generations search for purpose, meaning, and value, many are experiencing a pervasive sense of emptiness and loneliness.  Breaking Free is designed to equip pastors, clinicians, physicians, and lay helpers become more aware of current trends and issues in counseling, deliver cutting-edge services and offer timely resources — all designed to help increase your counseling effectiveness.

Module 1 – Foundations of Spiritual Care, Discipline, and Godly Living:  Part I

Module 2 – Foundations of Spiritual Care, Discipline, and Godly Living:  Part II

Module 3 – Helping Process, Skills, and Working with Tough Cases:  Part I

Module 4 – Helping Process, Skills, and Working with Tough Cases:  Part II

Module 5 – Applications in Mood Change, Medicine, and Addictions:  Part I

Module 6 – Applications in Mood Change, Medicine, and Addictions:  Part II

Module 7 – Applications in Crisis Care and Relationships

Module 8 – The Ethics of Care and Helping Ministry in the Church