Introduction to Christian Addiction Counseling

Learn to transform lives through Addiction Counseling in a Christian Worldview
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Describe each of five approaches to Counseling and Christianity including: Levels-of-Explanation, Integration, Christian Psychology, Transformational Counseling and Biblical Counseling.
Apply each of five approaches to Counseling and Christianity to a sample case: Levels-of-Explanation, Integration, Christian Psychology, Transformational Counseling and Biblical Counseling.
Reflect on their own values and those of any organization they may work for to assess which model of Christian counseling may be the best fit in various contexts and with various clients
Describe each of the key elements of addiction counseling including: Assessment and Treatment, Co-Occurring Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Relapse Prevention, Self-Help Groups, Addiction Counseling Techniques, Culturally Awareness and Development of the Counselor.

Requirements

  • No

Description

This course combines an Introduction to Christian Counseling with an Introduction to Addiction Counseling. The course reviews five approaches to counseling and Christianity including: Levels-of-Explanation, Integration, Christian Psychology, Transformational Counseling and Biblical Counseling. Students work to apply each of these models to a sample case.

The course also presents an overview of key elements of addiction counseling including: Assessment and Treatment, Co-Occurring Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Relapse Prevention, Self-Help Groups, Addiction Counseling Techniques, Culturally Awareness and Development of the Counselor. The course also helps students to develop a plan to apply for certification in their state if they desire.

Students will reflect on their own values and those of any organization they may work for to assess which model of Christian counseling may be the best fit in various contexts and with various clients.

Andrew Sears is the President of City Vision University where we are bringing radically affordable education to those serving the poor, the addicted and the underserved. City Vision University has the most affordable online Christian Addiction Counseling program in the US. Andrew previously co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the internet (David Clark) focused on disruption in the telecommunications industry. Before spending the past 20 years living with and serving the poor with disruptive educational technologies, Andrew worked as a consultant to Sprint, venture capitalist and internet startups.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone with an interest in Christian counseling
  • Anyone with an interest in addiction counseling
  • Christian counselors that want to better understand 5 different approaches to counseling and Christianity
  • Recent graduates of Christian recovery programs that are considering entering into counseling

Course content

8 sections20 lectures1h 56m total length
  • Extended Version of this Course
    00:20
  • Five Approaches to Counseling and Christianity: A Practical Guide
    18:03
  • Resources for this Course
    00:04
  • Materials for Introductions to Christian Addiction Counseling Course
    00:24

Instructors

University President focused on Disruptive Innovation
Andrew Sears
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 558 Reviews
  • 16,421 Students
  • 8 Courses

I am the President of City Vision University where our goal is to provide radically affordable online education to those serving the poor, the addicted, and the underserved. I also am a co-founder of the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance, which is a collaboration of leaders to support the global growth of post-secondary education serving the majority world and the poor

I previously co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the internet (David Clark) focused on disruption in the telecommunications industry. Before spending the past 20 years living with and serving the poor with disruptive educational technologies, I worked as a consultant to Sprint, venture capitalist and internet startups. 

Online Marketing Coordinator
Ruth Ronda
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 29 Reviews
  • 2,590 Students
  • 4 Courses

I am the Online Marketing Coordinator at City Vision University where our goal is to provide radically affordable online education to those serving the poor, the addicted, and the underserved.

We offer the most affordable accredited
online Christian degree in
nonprofit management or counseling.

Our Mission is to use online education to transform lives through Jesus, Justice and Technology.