Is mental illness due to sin or disease? This session discusses the controversy on this topic, discusses biblical definitions of illness and sin and offers suggestions for how to be helpful in the midst of the controversy.
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Many counselees are living with a prior psychological diagnosis. How can we help them with compassion and humility? This session will help you learn to speak biblically to heart and life issues of counselees regardless of diagnosis.
Keynote speaker Dr. Charles Hodges speaks with Craig about counseling people with addictions from his perspective as a medical doctor. They also discuss the process of filming the IBCD Observation video on bipolar disorder. This interview was recorded live at the 2017 Institute “Addictions: Grace for the Journey.”
Can we minister effectively to people diagnosed with bipolar disorder and their families? This session encourages biblical counselors that they don’t have to know everything about bipolar disorder to be able to help their counselees grow in sanctification.
Dr. Charles Hodges, MD. examines the nuances of bipolar diagnoses, the key components of the current diagnostic procedure, and explores how medicine and biblical counsel play a role in helping those who struggle with bipolar disorder.