Attending to the needs and issues of hurting people today is complex, and at times overwhelming. As today’s generations search for purpose, meaning and value, many experience a pervasive sense of emptiness and loneliness. And why shouldn’t they? In a world flooded with distresses like divorce, father absence, rampant sexual abuse, terrorism, anxiety, and depression, there seems to be an epidemic of escapism through drugs, alcohol, consumerism, sex, violence, and suicide. Yet it is in the darkest times that light shines the brightest. This five-unit course is designed to equip you to help others break through the darkness in their lives. Each unit contains six lessons on DVD, complete with work-text and exams. Despite the tension and emptiness, something seems to be happening across America — people are searching for God.

 

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Course Content

Lessons Status
1

COMN 101: Using the Bible and Relying on the Holy Spirit in Counseling

2

COMN 102: Living the Life: Pursuing After God’s Heart with All Your Heart

3

COMN 103: Breaking Free: Disaffection with God and Life and the Recovery of the Heart

4

COMN 104: When Life Doesn’t Make Sense: Facing Evil, Sin, and Suffering

5

COMN 105: Bondage and Spiritual Warfare: Fighting Wickedness in High Places

6

COMN 106: Spiritual Disciplines: Taking People Closer to the Heart of God

7

COMN 201: Doing Brief, Solution-focused Counseling for Christ

8

COMN 202: Creating a Safe Place: Listening, Empathy, and Winning Trust

9

COMN 203: Fresh Start: Getting Out of the Rut and into God’s Zone

10

COMN 204: Change Skills: Goal-setting, Planning, & Taking Action

11

COMN 205: Spiritual Freedom: Disarming Strongholds, Changing Habits

12

COMN 206: Mental Illness & Character Disorders: How to Recognize and Refer Serious Problems

13

COMN 301: Depression and Mood Disorders: A Clinical Update

14

COMN 302: Stress and Anxiety: Overcoming Fear, Phobias, and Panic Disorders

15

COMN 303: Freedom in Christ: Hope for the Addict, the Broken-hearted, and the Evil-minded

16

COMN 304: Helping Others with Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Addiction Problems

17

COMN 305: Overcoming Gambling, Spending, & Credit Abuse

18

COMN 306: Emotional Eating: The Truth About Dieting and Weight Control

19

COMN 401: Eating Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment and Referral with Anorexia & Bulimia

20

COMN 402: Complicated Grief and Mourning & Crisis and Trauma

21

COMN 403: Helping Distressed Couples: Anger, Conflict, and Disaffection in Marriage

22

COMN 404: Families in Crisis: Hopeless Parents and Angry/Defiant Children

23

COMN 405: Aging and Elderly Parents: Health Problems, Dementias & Disabilities

24

COMN 406: Blended Families: Helping Yours, Mine, and Ours Become a Family

25

COMN 501: Chronically Troubled Relationships: Everybody Has At Least One

26

COMN 502: Developing an Effective Lay Helping and Supervision Ministry

27

COMN 503: Dynamic Small Groups and Spiritual Care Teams in Church-based Counseling

28

COMN 504: Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Self-care for Caregivers

29

COMN 505: Boundaries and Violations I: Confidentiality, Consultation, & Referral

30

COMN 506: Boundaries and Violations II: Dealing with Seductive, Suicidal, and Dangerous People