OPEN APR 30, 2021 – JUL 04, 2021 550 $
Psychology
One of the main pastoral tasks is providing biblical counsel for congregation members. The necessary knowledge and skills for this practice are best won in specific courses and practical training exercises. Foundational to this is a basic understanding of the various facets of modern Psychology. This course will provide an overview of the foundations of Psychology, both as a support for biblical counseling and as a demarcation of the boundary between it and Psychology.
TIME COMMITMENT6 HOURS PER WEEK
DURATION8 WEEKS + RESEARCH
PACETUTOR GUIDED
MODULSKILLS
COURSE LANGUAGEENGLISH
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTAVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
DIFFICULTYINTERMEDIATE
CREDIT HOURS2
TOTAL TIME40 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH

Our courses can be booked soonRead more

What you´ll learn

Psychology: Introduction to Psychology
One of the main pastoral tasks is providing biblical counsel for congregation members. The necessary knowledge and skills for this practice are best won in specific courses and practical training exercises. Foundational to this is a basic understanding of the various facets of modern Psychology. This course will provide an overview of the foundations of Psychology, both as a support for biblical counseling and as a demarcation of the boundary between it and Psychology..

Course Goals

  • The student understands the foundations and methods of modern Psychology.
  • The student describes both the commonalities between psychotherapy and biblical counseling and the differences between the two practices.
  • The student identifies typical symptoms of significant mental illnesses.

Acquired Skills

  • Recognizing symptoms of mental illness.
  • Integrating psychological insights in biblical counseling ministry.
  • Identifying the possibilities and limits of biblical counseling when interacting with people presenting symptoms of possible mental illness.
OPEN APR 30, 2021 – JUL 04, 2021
550 $

Contents of the course in detail

Psychology: Introduction to Psychology
  • Overview of various psychological schools of thought
  • Psychology and spirituality
  • Symptoms of mental illness
  • Differences between psychotherapy and biblical counseling

Faculty

to be announced

Final exam

Online test

Evaluation and Grading

Class participation (20%).
Case study #1 (30%).
Case study #2 (30%).
Final essay (20%)

Preparatory tasks for the students

To be announced

Proof of achievement

To be announced

Required Reading

To be announced.

Additional Bibliography

To be announced.