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Credit Value: 3

Instructors: Pastor Pat Dennis and Laura Moignard, MCC

Course Description: This course is intended to help students:

  • To understand the dynamics of issues and identify what people need counselling for.
  • To identify common problems presented in a counselling office.
  • To understand and be able to help people work through issues.
  • To understand and be able to apply basic skills of counselling to assist individuals in a supportive, ethical manner.
  • To understand when professional help is needed.

Required Textbook: "Christian Counselling- A Comprehensive Guide", by: Gary R. Collins, Ph.D. 

Credit Value: 3

Instructor: Laura Moignard, MCC

Course Description:  This course is intended to help the student to:

  • To understand the deeper problems presented in a counselling office
  • To understand how to counsel families and couples
  • To understand how to counsel children and Adolescence 
  • To recognize common mental disorders
  • To learn different strategies to help your client work through issues 

Required Textbook: "Christian Counselling- A Comprehensive Guide", by: Gary R. Collins, Ph.D.

Credit Value: 3

Course Description: This course will discuss Christian ethical issues that a counsellor will encounter. Each student will start to discover what ethics means to them as a professional and begin to incorporate ethical standards into their counselling methods.

Required Textbooks:  "The Christian Counsellor's Manual", by: Jay E. Adams; "The Christian Counsellor's Casebook", by: Jay E. Adams

Credit Value: 3

Instructor: Pastor Sherry Loewen B.A. (Psy), MCC

Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the Biblical concept of Pastoral Care.  The understanding of this topic provides the student with the basic concepts as outlined in Scripture, as well as the different methodologies and strategies for effective Pastoral Care in the local church.  A specific emphasis will be on equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to provide Pastoral Care.

Required Textbook: "Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide”, by: John Patton

Credit Value: 3

Instructor: Dr. Mark Crowe

Course Description: The student will focus on specific areas that restrict individuals from maturing into healthy relational beings. This introductory course will unmask the effects of sin, ongoing cycles and undercurrents that leave individuals searching for meaning and purpose. This course is intended to equip VBCI students and enable them to guide others into empowered and abundant living.

Required Textbook: "Transforming the Inner Man", by: by John Loren Sandford and Paula Sandford