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Addiction, Identity, and the Gospel
” How does identity in Christ transform a person struggling with addictions? This worship...
PTSD: Moving Past Trauma
” This workshop will help those who have been diagnosed with PTSD and those who counsel...
Counseling Systems and the Labels that Become Identity
” Where do psychological labels come from and how is a treatment plan developed? How...
CDC2-30. What’s Medical About Mental Illness?
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.
CDC2-31. Counseling People With a Psychological Diagnosis
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.
Counseling Medical Issues
Bob Goudzwaard sits down with Jim Newheiser to talk about medical and mental issues in counseling. What can biblical counselors offer to those with pathological brain conditions?
Medicine and Biblical Sufficiency
Biblical Counseling has been shaped by the doctrine of sufficiency. We will examine how that doc-trine and the science of medicine interact when we encounter those with worry, depression, OCD, and other emotional struggles. Can the Bible help when we counsel those with medical emotional labels?
How the Physiology of Addiction Complicates Counseling
Counseling those who struggle with substance abuse is a challenging problem in our society. We will discuss how addictive drugs affect the brain and how that may complicate counseling from a Biblical perspective.
Will Medicine Stop the Pain? Psychotropic Drugs & Biblical Counseling
What can we expect from medicines? Do they ever help? Medication alone does not always address the underlying emotions which trouble the mind and spirit. This session provides biblical guidance on how to balance medical intervention with biblical encouragement.
Bipolar: Feeling Better than Good
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.
Blame it on the Brain
Is it ever legitimate to blame misbehavior on the brain? The Bible teaches that we are embodied souls with hearts that can be sinful or obedient and bodies that can be strong or weak. This session seeks to distinguish genuine brain disorders from problems rooted in the heart.
Counseling People with Psychological Disorders
How do you help someone who already has many labels regarding their condition? In our heavily psychologized culture it can be hard to know the accuracy of these diagnoses. This workshop aims to equip you to work with those who have diagnoses from the psychological community.