BCI Courses

course 1: renewing your mind: getting God’s perspective of life’s problems – 10 hrs

Course One includes the following topics:

  • What is Counseling?
  • How to Counsel Unbelievers
  • How to Counsel Believers
  • Why Do People Do What They Do?
  • Understanding Problems Biblically
  • Getting to the Heart Issues
  • Gathering Needed Information
  • Giving Hope
  • Understanding Change
  • Helping People Commit to Change
  • Giving Homework

course 2: conquering common problems: defeating strongholds – 10 hrs

Prerequisites: Course One

Course Two includes the following topics:

  • Counseling Anger
  • Basics of Marriage Counseling
  • Confession and Forgiveness
  • Life-Dominating Problems
  • Counseling Worry
  • Counseling Fear
  • Counseling Depression
  • Counseling Anxiety
  • Counseling Panic Attacks
  • Understanding Addictions

course 3: learning to discern: identifying worldly counsel – 10 hrs

Prerequisites:  Course One and Course Two

Course Three covers the following topics:

  • Counseling Methodologies
  • Critique of Secular Approaches
  • Critique of Integrationist Models
  • Inner Healing and the Bible
  • Deliverance Ministries
  • Counseling Sexual Problems
  • Counseling Abusers and the Abused
  • Charts Comparing Counseling Systems

course 4: practicing your counsel: role plays and case studies

Prerequisites:  Course One,Two and Three

Course Four covers the following topics:

This is a hands-on course. After initial instruction in managing a counseling  session, students review case studies, and take turns role-playing sample cases. Various problems are worked on, and critiqued. Each student participates in this practicum, gaining confidence and experience!

**This Course is NOT available via correspondence.**

course 5: getting marriage right: enjoying the gift of intimacy – approx 5.5 hrs

Course Five covers the following topics:

  • God’s View of Marriage
  • How Two Become One
  • Divine Order (Husband and Wife Roles)
  • General Principles of Sex

course 6: parenting put simply: biblical instruction for raising kids – approx 5.5 hrs

Course Six covers the following topics:

  • 5 Things to Know About Kids
  • 6 Things to Know About Parenting
  • Why and How to Discipline
  • 25 Common Mistakes Parents Make That Provoke Anger

course 7: making peace: the art of forgiveness – 5.5 hrs

Course Seven covers the following topics:

  • Importance of Reconciliation
  • Foundation of Reconciliation
  • Seeking Forgiveness
  • Granting Forgiveness
  • Handling Gossip

course 8: understanding physical problems

Course Eight covers the following topics:

  • Counseling People With Physical Illness
  • Counseling People on Psychotropic Drugs
  • Hormone Imbalance Menopause, PMS Hormones, Genes, Chemical Imbalances
  • Counseling the ADHD Child and His Parents
  • Biblical Principles of Good Health
  • Physicians and Biblical Counselors: Friends or Foes?
  • Biblical View of Illness

**This Course is NOT available via correspondence.**