Biblical Counseling Courses

"Biblical counseling" is counseling in which biblical principles are used exclusively. Our goal is to train pastors, counselors, missionaries and lay counselors so that they are able to:

  1. Help Christians overcome personal and interpersonal problems.
  2. Help couples heal and strengthen their marriages.
  3. Help parents be successful in their child rearing efforts.
  4. Help convicts and offenders recognize the lies they believe and apply the truths as taught in the Bible.
  5. Bring glory to God as we minister His Word.

Courses from the Restorative Justice Curriculum may be applied to this major.

7 KEYS TO A HEALTHY, BLENDED FAMILY

BATTLE FOR THE BODY

BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND

CHRIST-CENTERED COUNSELING

CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE

COUNSELING THROUGH THE SEASONS OF LIFE

COUNSELING THROUGH YOUR BIBLE HANDBOOK
PART 1: BC-540, PART 2: BC-541


FAITH IN THE NIGHT SEASONS

GROWING THROUGH DIVORCE

The HEALTHY CHRISTIAN LIFE BC-508 & BC-509

I AM

JESUS, THE GREATEST LIFE COACH

KEY COUNSELING ISSUES BC-513 and BC-515

The KINGDOM COACH BC-535

The LIES WE BELIEVE BC-520

ON THE THRESHOLD OF HOPE BC-604

SHATTERING THE SHACKLES OF SHAME


TELLING YOURSELF THE TRUTH

TRUTHFUL LIVING

YOU ARE A DOOR PRIZE, NOT A DOOR MAT


  7 KEYS TO A HEALTHY, BLENDED FAMILY BC-525
Text: 7 Keys to a Healthy Blended Family by Jim Smoke / Workbook by Carol Robers, M.BC
Course Description: Includes 7 keys to successfully combining families in a second marriage, plus important points and questions to investigate with your counselee who may be considering a second marriage.
Credits: 3 credits
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  NEW! BATTLE FOR THE BODY BC-534
Text: Battle for the Body contributed by Harvestime International Institute
Course Description: In this course we make a careful evaluation of the strategies available to win the war against Satan in the battle for your body. You will learn to do battle for your physical body and to minister these truths to other wounded warriors in God's army.
Credits: 3 credits
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  BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND BC-514
Text: Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer / Workbook by Daniel Hiers, Ph.D., Th.D.
Course Description: If you are counseling someone who suffers from worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger or
condemnation, that person is experiencing an attack in the mind. This course teaches you to recognize damaging thought patterns and stop them from influencing a person's life.
Credits: 3 credits
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  CHRIST-CENTERED COUNSELING BC-521
Text: Handbook for Christ-Centered Counseling" by Dr. Charles Solomon / Workbook by Daniel Hiers, Ph.D., Th.D.
Course Description: The course explains the dynamics of Spirituotherapy as Dr. Solomon presents Biblical principles that allow believers to deal with behavioral problems and “besetting sins.”
Credits: 3 credits
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  CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE BC-537
Text: Christian Marriage & Family Life by All Africa Bible College / Workbook by Wilson Arrey Awo, M.B.C.
Course Description: The choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important choices we make in life, and since God’s Word is very clear that this is a choice for life, it should be taken with the greatest care and understanding. This course takes you through the topics that should be covered in pre-marital counseling sessions.
Credits: 3 credits
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  COUNSELING THROUGH THE SEASONS OF LIFE BC-510
Text: Counseling Through The Seaons of Life by Gayle M. Ramin, Ph.D. / Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: This course is the lay counselor’s guide to faith-based counseling, teaching how to minister in the changing seasons of the lives of our counselees.
Credits: 3 credits
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  COUNSELING THROUGH YOUR BIBLE HANDBOOK PART 1: BC-540 & PART 2: BC-541
Text: Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook by June Hunt; workbook by Karen Sistrunk, Ph.D.
Course Description: In this book, June Hunt brings together 50 common, urgent problems people struggle with. Each short, to–the–point chapter offers heartfelt encouragement, straight talk, and “how to” steps to begin the journey to victory on serious issues your clients will bring to you for discussion. June’s compassionate and realistic solutions firmly based on God’s Word. This resource repeatedly affirms that Jesus Christ truly is the answer to every human need.
Credits: 4 credits each for Part 1 and Part 2
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  FAITH IN THE NIGHT SEASONS BC-504
Text: Faith in the Night Seasons Textbook: Understanding God's Willby Chuck & Nancy Missler / Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: This course is a study about what God's will is, what true faith is, what the night seasons are, why God allows them, what He is accomplishing through them, and what some of the incredible blessings are that come because of them.
Credits: 3 credits
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  GROWING THROUGH DIVORCE BC-512
Text: Growing Through Divorce by Jim Smoke, Ph.D ./ Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: "I want a divorce," are four of the ugliest words a person will ever hear, and divorce is one of the most painful, emotionally draining experiences a person can endure. This course outlines topics the faith-based counselor should cover with a client seeking emotional and spiritual help after the divorce.
Credits: 3 credits
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  THE HEALTHY CHRISTIAN LIFE
Part 1 - BC-508 & Part 2 - BC-509
Text: The Healthy Christian Life: The Minirth-Meier Clinic Bible Study Series by Frank Minirth, M.D. & Paul Meier, M.D.
Course Description: The course is divided into five sections: Growing Spiritually, Growing Emotionally, Growing in Relationships and Handling Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. The variety of topics covered range from the basic Christian lifestyle to common emotional problems.
Credits: 3 credits each part
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  I AM BC-524
Text: I Am by Linda Ratcliff / Workbook by Carol Robers, M.BC. & Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: Includes 24 faith-boosting, fear-busting statements of assurance. An excellent tool to use in counseling those who feel fearful, tense, pressured,  anxious, stressed out, unstrung, or agitated much of the time.
Credits: 3 credits
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  JESUS, THE GREATEST LIFE COACH BC-532
Text: Jesus, the Greatest Life Coach, text and workbook by Linda A. Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: The benefits of coaching have been well documented, but being coached in the right way, and having the right coach is crucial. There are plenty of books out there about how to be an effective Life Coach. But there aren't so many about how to become a faith-based Life Coach. In this study, we will search the Word for our Life Coach training. And who could be a better example, a greater teacher of how to coach than the greatest life coach Who ever walked this earth, the Master Life Coach Himself, Jesus. 
Credits: 3 credits
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  KEY COUNSELING ISSUES
Part 1 - BC-513 & Part 2 - BC-515
Text: The Bible, Workbook by TU students and staff
Course Description: We must never forget that the Holy Spirit is always the primary Counselor, and He works powerfully through the Bible. This course examines many counseling issues from A to Z, reviewing what God's Word says about each.
Credits: 2 Parts, 3 credits each
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  THE KINGDOM COACH BC-535
Text: The Kingdom Coach, Book 1 - Remedial Training, text and workbook by Monica A. Robertson, Ph.D.
Course Description: Take a journey with the author to discover how the common trials of life, from early childhood well into adulthood, unfold into the clever schemes of the enemy to thwart man’s destiny. Trying to survive a series of unfortunate events, she goes from sickness, to near death, to miracles, and demonic attack; learning the principles of spiritual warfare along the way. She meets a Coach who accompanies her and slowly changes her perspective from death to life! He becomes a personal trainer in the ways of the Kingdom, an escort to the King, and a merciful Father whose love defeats her biggest enemy! She discovers how this Kingdom Team will turn her tests into testimonies and redeem her destruction for a destiny.
Credits: 3 credits
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  THE LIES WE BELIEVE BC-520
Text: The Lies We Believe by Chris Thurman, D. Psy. / Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: The course explains the life-controlling power of believing lies. The author teaches us the truth about lies from the Word of God, using a method called Truth Therapy.
Credits: 3 credits
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  ON THE THRESHOLD OF HOPE BC-530
Text: On the Threshold of Hope by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph.D. / Workbook by Stacie Horne, M.Ph., LBT, LACBT
Course Description: The course offers hope and healing to men and women who have been traumatized by sexual abuse. Dr. Langberg's insights and the quotations from many survivors assure readers that they are not alone and that Christ, the Redeemer, can heal their deep wounds. After taking the course, you will have the confidence to walk with survivors on the road to healing through Christ's love and power.
Credits: 3 credits
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  NEW!SHATTERING THE SHACKLES OF SHAME BC-606
Text: Shattering the Shackles of Shame by Patricia Lee Hulsey
Course Description: Multitudes around the globe are carrying heavy burdens of shame.  Some are ashamed because of their own sinful conduct.  Some carry shame because it has been imposed upon them by others who have condemned them.  Still others have inherited a cycle of shameful behavior or feelings from their parents.

Shame is an emotion that will keep you forever shackled to the past.  It will prevent you from rising up to fulfill your God-given destiny. The purpose of this course is to shatter the shackles of shame that have bound you, your loved ones, or those to whom you minister. 

Credits: 3 credits
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  TELLING YOURSELF THE TRUTH BC-519
Text: Telling Yourself the Truth: Find Your Way Out of Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Anger, and Other Common Problems by Applying the Principles of Misbelief Therapy by William Backus, Ph.D. & Marie Chapian, Ph. D., Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: The course explains the life-changing method the author calls "Misbelief Therapy." Most of what happens in life happens because of the way we think. Learning to deal with our thoughts is the first step to healthy thinking.
Credits: 3 credits
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  TRUTHFUL LIVING BC-523
Text: Truthful Living: What Christianity Really Teaches About Recovery by Boyd Luter & Kathy McReynolds / Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: A classic, scholarly study of Biblical recovery. First, the course establishes the principles needed to maintain truth in recovery. Second, the course teaches what people in recovery should receive from a Biblical recovery experience and teaches counselors, educators and church leaders what they should give to others.
Credits: 3 credits
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  YOU ARE A DOOR PRIZE, NOT A DOOR MAT BC-511
Text: You Are A Door Prize, Not A Doormat by Dr. Jay Grady, Ph.D ./ Workbook by Linda Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D.
Course Description: This course identifies verbal abusive behaviors and how they work, teaches how to help yourself or your counselee to break out of the cycle of verbal abuse, and promotes physical and spiritual healing.
Credits: 3 credits
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