Biblical Counseling – GBC

GBC 503 – Methods of Biblical Change (2)

This course provides a survey of foundational counseling principles, a study of the doctrine of sanctification, and an overview of the counseling process including a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical change in people. The goal of this course is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people grow into Christlikeness. (2 credit hours) Offered as needed.

GBC 535 – Crisis Counseling (2)

An in-depth analysis of counseling for crisis situations including suicide, sudden death, loss, grief, trauma, divorce, and transitions in life. Special attention will be given to the dynamics of a crisis, biblical principles regarding a crisis, and the process for crisis intervention. Prerequisite: GBC 503 Methods of Biblical Change or equivalent. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

GBC 537 – Marriage and Family Counseling (2)

Issues surrounding pre-marital and post-marital counseling will be addressed from a biblical perspective. Issues will include finances, parenting, in-laws, sexual difficulties, conflict, and communication. Prerequisite: GBC 531 Methods of Biblical Change or equivalent. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

GBC 540 – Counseling Addictive Behavior (2)

A survey of various chemical and behavioral addictions, including, but not limited to, alcohol, illicit drugs, eating disorders, and sexual addictions. Students will participate in the evaluation of various causal and treatment models, focusing upon biblical paradigms for spiritual restoration. Prerequisite: GBC 531 Methods of Biblical Change or equivalent. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

GBC 550 – Proverbs and Counseling (2)

A study of Old Testament wisdom literature, particularly Proverbs, with the goal of improving the student’s ability to apply its truths to the lives of people through the ministry of biblical counseling. Prerequisite: GBC 531 Methods of Biblical Change or equivalent. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

GBC 580 – Biblical Counseling Seminar (2)

An examination of a variety of the issues that Counseling students will face in ministry. This seminar usually takes place for one week off campus. The Seminary does not charge tuition for this class, but there is a $25 recording fee. Prerequisite: GBC 531 Methods of Biblical Change or equivalent. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

GBC 582 – Biblical Counseling Practicum (2)

An approved, practical project done in the last semester of the student’s residence, designed around the career choice of the student. This is implemented under the supervision of an experienced veteran in the field. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

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