Biblical Counseling Training Conference Tracks

We will offer the same great content that you have come to expect in order to help you advance your counseling skills. Here are some of the key benefits of the completely virtual conference in 2021:

Preconference

Topic: Starting a Counseling Ministry in Your Church

Is your ministry ready to begin counseling hurting people in a meaningful and God-honoring manner? We developed this training to assist ministries desiring to begin a structured Christ-honoring counseling program. A counseling ministry can be one of the best ways to expand ministry influence and make a difference for the cause of Christ.

Dates & Times

Friday-Saturday, February 5-6, 2021

  • Friday 5:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location

Completely Virtual

Schedule

TBA

Track 1 - Foundations

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Track 1 lays the foundation of biblical counseling principles and practices. Because its focus is on the definition of biblical counseling, how to do biblical counseling, and the most common counseling subjects, such as marriage and family matters, we ask that this track be taken first. This track is required for ACBC certification.

Ahora En Español! Track S1 - Los Fundamentos

Topics include:

  • Key elements of biblical counseling
  • What makes biblical counseling biblical
  • Comparison of counseling philosophies
  • Doctrine of spiritual growth
  • Marriage roles and parenting
  • Rules of communication
  • Depression
  • Forgiveness
  • Anger, fear, and worry
  • Video case observation

Track 2 - Adding the Structure I

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Tracks 2 and 3 add the structure to the foundation built in Track 1. Both tracks cover a wide range of subjects and concerns. Tracks 2 and 3 build on Track 1 to further develop the all-important counseling framework.

Topics include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Chemical imbalances, genetics, and hormones
  • Freedom from life-dominating sin
  • Pornography
  • Handling problem people within the church
  • Superiority of Bible answers
  • Building spiritual maturity in others
  • Biblical priorities
  • Video case observation

Track 3 - Adding the Structure II

Track 3 - Adding the Structure II

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ck 3 continues to bring in additional training and topics relevant to the practicing biblical counselor, including the use of case studies.

Topics include:

  • Idols of the heart
  • Working with a physician
  • Handling the past biblically
  • ADHD
  • Hermeneutics
  • Finances
  • Counseling teens
  • How to live with a bitter person
  • Video case observation

Track 4 - Advanced Track

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This advanced track is designed for those who have taken Tracks 1-3. The array of session topics will vary from year to year according to the relevant counseling issues of the day and the specialties of the instructors.

Track 5 - ACBC Certification/Exam track

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This track helps attendees work toward completion of the certification exams.

We ask that all guests in this track complete Track 1 from us or from another ACBC-approved center. This week will be devoted to understanding the questions and to actually writing answers to exam questions.

Track 6 - Women's Track

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Our desire is to see more women deployed in counseling ministries worldwide. Therefore, this track builds on the foundation of Track 1 helping women be equipped to help other women. This track could be renamed the “Titus 2 Track” and will focus on some of the common struggles that women face, including dealing with childhood abuse, challenges with their identity, eating disorders, marital struggles, parenting difficulties, and spiritual growth. Our week together will help you apply Titus 2 through equipping in Christ-centered biblical counseling.