Christian Counseling Skills and Techniques 2.0

Original price was: $149.00.Current price is: $69.00.


This course is designed to help counselors delve deeper into the helping process. The heart of effective counseling is knowing how to use your skills and techniques to create the right spiritual environment and one that facilitates lasting change and transformation. Counseling Skills and Techniques 2.0 explores ways that counselors can become better listeners, influencers, and responders in the counseling office.

CCST 101: Elements of Effective Helping Relationships

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. and Ken Nichols, Psy.D.

Runtime: 53 minutes 55 seconds

This session explores multiple components that create a positive therapeutic relationship such as: empathy, genuineness, concreteness, self-disclosure and immediacy. As counselors, we have to figure out how to bear the client’s burdens while also allowing him or her to find reward in participating in the process. Common pitfalls are discussed and biblical principles are applied to the initial building of a therapeutic alliance.

CCST 102: The Incredible Power of Intentional Listening

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. and Ken Nichols, Psy.D. Runtime: 53 minutes 11 seconds

The heart of true listening comes from biblical wisdom. Distinctly different from social conversation, listening in the counseling office is an active process. There are nuances that will enable a counselor to approach certain populations and clients differently in their listening techniques.

CCST 103: Counselor Responses that Influence the Helping Process

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. and Ken Nichols, Psy.D.

Runtime: 52 minutes 28 seconds

One of the primary responsibilities of a biblical counselor is to understand the goal in terms of life change. Life change does not come exclusively through direction and recommendations. Life change comes from a gradual, patient process of influence.

Continuing Education

2.5 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.

2.5 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: