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Utilizing Christian principles and Christ centered values is imperative to good Christian Counseling.  SC 580 primary goal is to imprint a Christian stamp upon your counseling techniques. This course continues the themes of SC 570 but gives more extensive focus on the Biblical basis and Christian theology that is found in Christian Counseling.  In many ways this course could be considered a part II to SC 570.  Counseling topics that include Biblical interpretation methods, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Church are all laid out in correlation with how one counsels as a Christian.  This course will continue to help one grow in the spirituality and theological knowledge necessary to successfully guide and help people via a Christian path.

This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a Certified Spiritual Counselor in Christian Counseling by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc,. Course Code: SC 580. Contact hours of Education = 50.

Pre-requisite: you must have successfully completed SC 570 "Christian Counseling" before you may enroll into this CE course.

Instructor/Course Author: Mark Moran, M.A.

Email: Mdmoran7@yahoo.com

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This is a guided, independent study CE Course. You are to study and progress at your own rate. There are no written assignments.

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment of the first course in this program, to complete all of the courses required in the Spiritual Counseling- Christian Focused program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

TEXTBOOKS: There are two (2) required textbooks for this course.

1. The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling for People Helpers: Relating the Basic Teachings of Scripture to People’s Problems by Gary R. Collins, PhD. Navpress, 2001.  ISBN#: 978-1-57683-081-9

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2. Authentic Spiritual Mentoring: Nurturing Young Believers Toward Spiritual Maturity by Larry Kreider. Regal, 2008. ISBN # 978-0-8307-4413-8

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GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score will be presented.

BOARD APPROVALS: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 50 Contact Hours. Access information

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

To better understand what makes Christian Counseling Unique than other counseling
To utilize Scripture better while counseling
To Christianize one’s counseling techniques
To utilize other branches of Christian theology in one’s counseling
To share theological knowledge and concepts as an effective spiritual mentor
To understand the importance of Spiritual Mentoring
To map the spiritual development of an individual
To develop and utilize the Jesus Model in your mentoring
To help better aid your clients in making decisions
To identify the pitfalls in mentoring
To enable you to fulfill your role as a spiritual parent


A brief abstract of course content:

1. What Makes Counseling Christian
2. The Bible and Counseling: Revelation
3. Interpreting the Bible
4. God and Counseling
5. Human Nature and Counseling
6. Sin and Counseling
7. Christ and Counseling
8. Guilt and Forgiveness in Counseling
9. The Holy Spirit and Counseling
10. Supernatural Agents and Counseling
11. The Church and Counseling
12. The New Age and Counseling
13. Spirituality and Counseling
14. Keeping Perspective in Christian Counseling
15. Wanted: Spiritual Mentors
16. Making a Spiritual Investment
17. Called to be Family
18. How Spiritual Children become Parents
19. Looking for a Spiritual Parent
20. Security in a Father’s Love
21. Healing the Past
22. Multiple Mentors
23. The Jesus Model
24. A Spiritual Mentor’s Job Description
25. Decision-Making Mentoring
26. Avoiding Pitfalls
27. Releasing Your Spiritual Children
28. Your Call to Spiritual Parenthood
29. The Progression of Impartation

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