Biblical Counselor and Coaching Training

5 Module General Format

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This course is designed to give participants a full introduction to Biblical Counseling, with the option to receive National Certification as a Biblical Counselor with the International Association of Biblical Counselors.

If you want to learn how to overcome personal struggles and better help others in their times of struggle, then the Relational Impact Group’s Counseling and Coaching Training is for you.

The course classes held on 5 separate Saturdays 8:00am – 4:00pm. If you desire to pursue certification as a Biblical Counselor, you will need to complete phase 2 and phase 3 of the program.

WHAT CLASSES WILL I TAKE?

You’ll attend 5 Saturday workshops. Each workshop  covers 6 hours of training, totaling 30 hours in all. Scroll down to view the full course schedule.

HOW MANY CLASSES CAN I MISS?

You must attend 12 classes (24 hours) in person to complete the course. Thus, you  are allowed to make up 3 classes (6 hours) via our Independent Study Program.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

Although we cannot give refunds for registration, you may transfer your registration to someone. This needs to be approved by The Relational Impact Group.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I'M DONE?

If you choose to finish each phase, you’ll be a Certified Biblical Counselor with extensive training at an affordable price of under $1,200. What an exciting and fulfilling ministry you’re embarking on!

30 TRAINING HOURS
15 WEEK COURSE
FULL CERTIFICATION OPTION
PHASE 1 - 30 Hours Classroom Training 25%
PHASE 2 - Counseling & Theology Exams 50%
PHASE 3 - 50 Hours Supervised Counseling 75%
CERTIFICATION - National Certification with the IABC 100%
  • Application Fees
    $100
    • In addition to semester tuition
    • Application fees from IABC
    • Full background check
  • Books
    $30 - $60
    • In addition to semester tuition
    • Books for homework assignments
    • Training manual hard copy ($40)
  • Supervision Fee
    $500
    • In addition to semester tuition
    • Counselor supervision fee
    • 50 supervised hours

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COURSE SCHEDULE

Module 1

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

  • 101 – Why Biblical Counseling?
  • 102 – Foundational Principles
  • 103 – Psychology and Biblical Counseling
  • 104 – How People Change – Pt.1
  • 105 – How People Change – Pt.2
  • 106 – How People Change – Pt. 3

Homework

  • Listen to Soul Stewardship Series before next workshop
  • Read Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp
Module 2

Practical Approaches to Counseling

  • 201 – Gathering Data and Understanding Problems from a Biblical Perspective
  • 202 – Finding Root Sources
  • 203 – Connecting with a Counselee (The Importance of Trust)
  • 204 – Giving Hope and a Practical Overall Plan
  • 205 – The Importance of Homework
  • 206 – Staying on Task

Homework 

  • Required Reading:  Curing the Heart by Howard Eyrich and Bill Hines
Module 3

A Close Look at Marriage

  • 301 – God’s Purpose for Marriage
  • 302 – Roles of Husband and Wife
  • 303 – Communication
  • 304 – Resolving Conflict
  • 305 – Physical Intimacy in Marriage
  •  306 – Managing Your Marriage

Homework

  • Required Reading: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Module 4

Priority Parenting

  • 401 – Why are You a Parent?
  • 402 – Parenting Priorities
  • 403 – Influences
  • 404 – Practical Child Training
  • 405 – Dating and Parental Stewardship
  • 406 – Dealing with an Empty Nest

Homework

  • Required Reading: Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
Module 5

Common Issues in Counseling

  • 501 – Forgiveness, Guilt and Repentance
  • 502 – Anger
  • 503 – Depression
  •  504 – Stress and Worry
  • 505 – Sexual Sin
  • 506 – Counseling Cases

Required Reading

  • Theology of Christian Counseling by Jay Adams
Resources
View our list of required reading (for training modules) and other recommended reading.
Brochure
View our Biblical Counseling brochure that gives an overview of the program.