Counseling Training

We desire to cultivate a culture of Biblical Counseling (BC) at HPBC. One way this culture will come to fruition is through training our members in the concepts and methods of BC. Below you will find our four year BC training plan that equips our members to “speak the truth in love” to another more effectively.
 
Level 1: Introduction to Biblical Counseling:
 
Introduction to Biblical Counseling is a basic introduction to biblical counseling theory and techniques. Attention is focused on how the Scriptures and theology form the foundation and substance for Christian counseling. Biblical concepts for understanding people and their problems, heart worship, guilt, a biblical view of self, the biblical method of change, and the proper handling of crisis situations are addressed.
 
Level 2: Typical Problems in Biblical Counseling:
 
Typical Problems in Biblical Counseling is for those who want to go a step further than what the intro class offers. This training is designed to apply the principles taught in the Intro class to a range of specific counseling problems including: anxiety, anger, decision-making, dealing with the past, depression, sexual sin, fear of man, and forgiveness.
 
Level 3: Counseling Observations and Practicum
 
Counseling Observations and Practicum seeks to apply the principles taught in Introduction to Biblical Counseling and Typical Problems in Biblical Counseling. This course will provide hands-on counseling experience by giving the students the opportunity to counsel their fellow classmates in front of the class.
 
Level 4: Advanced Counseling Training
 
Advanced Counseling Training is designed to provide supervised and evaluated counseling experience. The students will offer formal counseling to someone outside of the class room (preferably a church member) and will report back to the supervisor for evaluation and feedback.

Counseling Discussion Groups

For those who completed all four levels of the counseling training provided by HPBC, we offer ongoing training through Counseling Discussion Groups. The groups meet once per month and consist of 5 to 10 people who gather to discuss counseling cases and articles.  These discussion allow the members of the groups to glean insight from each other on various counseling issues to better sharpen their skills as counselors.
 
 
 *If you are interested in receiving training in BC at HPBC, contact Jack Delk: jack@highpointeaustin.org. ”