CORE PROGRAM PROGRESS

Advanced Certificate
Diploma
Advanced Diploma
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ADVANCED DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

The course requirements for Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling include:

  • BICO 101 (prerequisite)
  • BICO 102 (prerequisite)
  • BICO 201 (prerequisite)
  • BICO 301 – Legal, Ethical, and Liability Issues in Biblical Counseling
  • BICO 401 – Emerging and Challenging Issues in Biblical Counseling
BICO 301
LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND LIABILITY ISSUES IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING
$299

Trust is one of the most important aspects of helping people.  When guiding people through delicate emotional, mental, and spiritual issues there is a need to stay above reproach and avoid taking advantage of the trust involved between counselor and patient. This course introduces the student to the broad range of legal and ethical considerations involved in conducting a professional or lay counseling ministry, as well as policies needed to safeguard against the occurrence of unprofessional and unethical behavior.

Module 1 – Beginning a Counseling Ministry: Essential Practices
Module 2 – Ethics & Law: Maintaining a Healthy Lay Ministry
Module 3 – Addicts, Ethics, & Self Preservation
Module 4 – Marriage and Children: Law, Ethics, & Public Policy
Module 5 – Professional Ethics in Positions of Power

BICO 401
EMERGING AND CHALLENGING ISSUES IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING
$299

Biblical counselors, whether lay or professional, are on the front lines of the battle for the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of the children of God.  This means that they must be prepared to face a wide array of challenging issues, and stay aware of new enemies that they may confront.  In this lesson, some of the most challenging issues are presented.  Topics range from sexual dysfunction and abuse, to eating disorders, to demonization, as well as many others.  The student will come away with valuable knowledge and skills that will increase his or her ability to properly diagnose, treat, and refer patients ensuring that they get the best possible care, no matter the issue.

Module 1 –  Depression, Sexual Abuse, & Cultural Sensitivity
Module 2 – Difficult Sexual Issues, Psychiatric Care, & Deliverance
Module 3 – Eating Disorders, Grief Counsel, & Understanding Aging
Module 4 – Mental Illness, Anxiety, & Restoration from Abortions
Module 5 – Holistic Freedom, Addiction Recovery, & Mending Step-families