LOGOS equivalent course numbers:
Undergraduate: CNS232 Counseling Paradigms
Graduate: CNS632 Counseling Paradigms
Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive method for Christian counseling derived directly from the Bible and in-depth biblical answers for many of the more complex and difficult psychological problems faced in the church.
Additional Graduate Text Book: Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE YOU MUST MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS.
1. First read and underline important passages and insights in the textbook Transformation!
2. Watch each DVD while referencing the book and take any additional notes not covered in the textbook.
3. Write a 3 page paper expanding on one of the complex problems discussed in this book. Use the Bible and additional counseling books on this topic. Cite at least 3 additional references.
4. Write 5 page paper applying one of the biblical models presented in this book to a particular client and problem. Although reporting on work with an actual client is encouraged (keeping the identity confidential), the student may discuss how they would apply this model to his or her own life or to helping a friend.
5. For graduate credit, students are required to write an additional 5 page paper developing a new model not discussed in this book. Find another biblical story, identify the psychological problem, and apply types and shadows interpretation to develop a model on how to counsel that problem. Use Wilson’s Dictionary of Bible Types and other references concerning the meaning of names and places. Cite at least 3 additional references.
6. Take the open book test which will be E-mailed to you when you have completed the papers. You may use your notes, book, or the DVDs for reference.
7. Submit your papers and final examination to Word of Life Institute for grading via E-mail.