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biblical counseling training program

Developed by Dr. John Babler

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Imagine feeling more confident to help people around you as they struggle with anxiety and fear. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest in our country, people seek comfort from friends, family, and loved ones. Often, they are seeking you.

Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is proud to offer a new online, anytime, anywhere, any device biblical counseling training and certificate program called Counseling by the Book. Developed by our own Dr. John Babler, Chairman of the Mid-America's Biblical Counseling Department, Counseling by the Book is specifically designed so Christians can learn at their own pace and provide sound biblical counsel to those who need help.

A certificate in Biblical Counseling from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary communicates to everyone your dedication to being fully equipped to appropriately apply God's inerrant and sufficient Word to the situations people encounter.

The program is self-paced, so you can begin today and complete the training as it fits your schedule.

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33 Video Sessions

What's included in your training...

Session 1: Welcome, Introduction, and Case Study
Session 2: Avoid the World's Wisdom, Turn to God's Truth, Part 1
Session 3: Avoid the World's Wisdom, Turn to God's Truth, Part 2
Session 4: Scripture and Counseling, Part 1
Session 5: Scripture and Counseling, Part 2
Session 6: Doctrine of God
Session 7: Doctrine of Man
Session 8: Doctrine of Church
Session 9: Heart of the Problem
Session 10: Process of Biblical Change
Session 11: Instilling Hope
Session 12: Counselor/Counselee Relationship
Session 13: Foundational Biblical Counseling
Session 14: Counsel Ephesians
Session 15: Biblical Confrontation and Discipleship
Session 16: Unbiblical Thinking
Session 17: Medication and DSM-5
Session 18: Life-Dominating Sins
Session 19: Data Gathering and Asking Questions
Session 20: Legal and Ethical Issues
Session 21: Homework
Session 22: Marriage Counseling
Session 23: Grief and Crisis Counseling
Session 24: Anxiety
Session 25: Forgiveness
Session 26: Evangelism
Session 27: Dealing with Anger and Depression
Session 28: Counseling Children and Adolescents
Session 29: Counseling Issues in Blended Families
Session 30: Counseling Those with ADHD
Session 31: Case Studies
Session 32: Suggested Resources
Session 33: Capstone—Psalm 119

What others are saying

The Counseling by the Book Training Program gets great reviews.

Virgil Walker is co-host of the Just Thinking Podcast. Here's what he has to say about Counseling by the Book:

"In the past, many have fought for biblical inerrancy. As it pertains to the counseling environment, biblical sufficiency is of primary importance to address the issues of life. What we found most beneficial was those who completed the course developed a greater confidence in the Scriptures as they searched the Bible for answers previously sought through other means. This training is a 'must' for all believers regardless of their role in the church. It's the only training that I find is able to do such a thorough job of equipping the saints for such a task."

Virgil Walker

"I learned how important it is to listen for unbiblical truths and confront that with the truth of Scripture. Through the training, God gave me a love and passion for biblical counseling- something I knew very little about before the training."

Cathy Smith