MIN1092-3 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

MIN1092 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling (2 credits)

Most students have noticed that people around them have emotional, spiritual, economic, and physical problems. Even the most persuasive sermon may not be heard by someone with serious personal problems. The Christian student, layperson, pastor, or religious worker must find ways to help people with their problems. Introduction to Pastoral Counseling is a look at the different perspectives from which pastoral counseling may be seen. It emphasizes the necessary steps in preparing to become a pastoral counselor and gives attention to legal and practical ramifications of counseling. It also examines some of the issues faced by the pastoral counselor, seeking to find a balance between the clinical and the spiritual, with the Bible as the final authority. This course investigates some of the current approaches to counseling and sets guidelines for counseling settings and sessions. (This course has replaced MIN4013 Pastoral Counseling.)
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
None
Materials required:
IST: Introduction to Pastoral Counseling by Jimmy A. Robinson
New International Version of the Bible

MIN1093 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling (3 credits)

See description of MIN1092 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling above. This course is the same as MIN1092 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling except that a CRA must be completed. The textbook for the CRA is listed under “materials required.” (This course has replaced MIN4013 Pastoral Counseling.)
Prerequisite or sequence recommendation:
None
Materials required:
IST: Introduction to Pastoral Counseling by Jimmy A. Robinson
CRA Textbook: Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling by Charles
Allen Kollar
New International Version of the Bible