Basic Counseling Techniques Course - Online
Affordable Online Counseling Course
"How to relate in a helping way to friends, family, and co-workers."
Learn Basic Counseling Techniques by Distance Learning
This non-denominational course provides a straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to a variety of counseling techniques..
Sensitivity and Skills:
The first half of the course is concerned with helping you develop an attitude or outlook that is important for people who are counselors.
It will help you become more sensitive to the needs of other people and to help them identify behaviors which limit their own growth and development.
Learn how to develop the five essential attitudes of a counselor.
1. Self-Confidence - the three elements
We use the term 'Client" below. Our definition for "client," is any person who comes to you, voluntarily and actively, for help about a problem AND does not wish to give up his or her responsibility for self-improvement.
Here are just a few of the counseling techniques you will learn:
The Conseling Course has thirty lessons of useful practical techniques for counseling those who may ask for and expect your help.
Part two of the course requires that you obtain two other published books described in the Course Texts section below.
Counseling Course Texts:
In the second half of the course, you will read and study two important books:
Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling by Howard Clinebell
I'm OK You're OK by Thomas A. Harris, M.D.
A highly respected pioneer in Pastoral Counseling, Howard Clinebell, Ph.D., was Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling at the School of Theology at Claremont, California.
Perhaps the best way to give you an overview of Dr. Clinebell's book is to name its chapters:
I'm OK You're OK
In his popular book, I'm OK You're OK, psychiatrist Dr. Thomas A. Harris provided a method for understanding human behavior which has been applied with success in counseling and therapy.
The method Dr. Harris discusses employs the concept of "Transactional Analysis" that was originally developed by Dr. Eric Berne.
Dr. Harris believes that using "Transactional Analysis" in therapy is a realistic way to help clients understand their responsibility for solving problems and taking control of their lives.
You may find that the vocabulary of Transactional Analysis is easy to understand and that it goes well with common sense.
Dr. Harris points out that anybody can use Transactional Analysis, not just professional therapists or patients.
The Well-Being Course and part of the Counseling Course were written by Rev. Theodore H. Swenson.
The courses are based on his own studies as well as his experience as Dean of Students at the University of California. Rev. Swenson served at the University for eight years. His focus was on the well-being of students while responding to various emergency and crisis situations.
As with all our courses you will receive a handsome Certificate when you complete the course grading.
Incidentally, We were pleased to hear from students in Toronto, Canada, who have told us that our Well-being and Counseling courses were accepted by the Government in qualifying them for jobs in Government Social Services positions.
Counseling Course Registration With Downloadable Course Ebook:
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Registration for the course does not commit you to going ahead with the grading questions. So this is an ideal opportunity to see and benefit from the contents of the course for a tiny cost.
The answers to the quiz-type questions are completed by ticking YES/NO options or writing a short sentence.
We don't place a time limit for answering questions so you can take as long as you like.
From one of our ministers...
...I now have a new outlook on life, new goals to try to reach, I know my life is now far more useful than it formerly was, and I have a great purpose to live for. I enjoy helping others find their way to a useful, happy way of life.... "
Rev. G. A., Wyoming
The Basic Counseling Techniques Course book has thirty lessons and includes a certificate (upon satisfactory completion).
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The American Fellowship Church is a legally registered nonprofit organization in the state of California, USA
P.S. Our Basic Counseling Techniques Course forms part of the Journeyman Minister certification.
Posted by Sister Dawn, Missouri on 28th Aug 2015
So helped me look into myself. the parent in me is so clear... Lessons I think everyone could benefit from. Thank you
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Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased to have been able to provide you with the opportunity to take our courses.
Posted by NA on 22nd Jun 2015
This course has truly changed my life, almost as much as God's salvation..
Posted by G. Smith on 24th Mar 2015
When I signed up for this course, I did not realize just how powerful this course would be. I recommend it to any layperson or Minister that may need more tools or just a fresh perspective.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2014
This is by far one of the life changing courses that I have ever taken. It helped me not only understand why people do the things they do, but more importantly helped examine my own life in the process. The techniques were challenging, but enlightening as well.
Posted by Rev. William Perrin on 6th May 2014
While this course may be entilted "Basic" it's any thing but. If this course doesn't challenge other people the way it has challenged me I'd be very suprised. This course is well worth every penny of support that we can give AFC, I'm shocked it doesn't cost much more to take than what it does. This course is well worth anyone's time and effort and will change the views of many about leadership roles in Ministry.
Posted by Jennifer Joseph on 27th Feb 2014
Basic Counseling Techniques is a powerful tool. Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling and I'm Ok-You're Ok are just as compelling. I feel empowered having read them. I've gained understanding and incorporated what I've learned into my life.
Posted by Johan Scheepers on 22nd Jan 2014
Since I started with this course very important facts have been revealed to me and has certainly assist me to help others. I already had the opportunity to apply some of the basic techniques with great success.
Posted by L. Nichols Dallas, TX on 22nd Aug 2013
This was an absolutely awesome course. Very thought provoking and insightful. The two additional study guide books were well written and will become apart of my library. I enjoyed the chapters and exercises that went along with the entire course. It's a very valuable course in my opinion.
Posted by Dena on 20th Aug 2013
This course opened my eyes to many new techniques and resources that I will be using in the ministry.
Posted by Reverend Susan Beksinski on 19th Jul 2013
I felt this course gave new insight inside counseling and helping people. The techniques used to help people in our ministry is without a doubt the most helpful.
Posted by Unknown on 29th May 2013
This is an educational and inspiring course for all who wish to counsel others.
Posted by PASTOR KRISTOPHER PETERS BRANSON MO on 14th Apr 2013
I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ALREADY AND I AM NOT EVEN HALFWAY THROUGH IT. VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND IT WORKS GREAT INTO A VERY BUSY DAY. WILL NOT TAKE UP ALOT OF YOUR TIME UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO BY KEEP DOING THE LESSONS LIKE I DO.
Posted by Reverend Douglas on 1st Apr 2013
An excellent program to prepare ministers to counsel those who come forward with a problem. The course is very indepth but it is done in a clear manner making the content attainable for all students of pastoral counselling. Along the way in this course one learns much more than just counselling, rather it is an education of one's attitude and the ability to help others. I would highly encourage all ministers to pursue this fine educational program to empower new insights for personal growth to aid in their ministries. God Bless. Reverend Douglas.
Posted by MINISTER BRENDA HENDERSOM MERRITT on 9th Nov 2012
THIS WAS A VERY REFRESHING COURSE I HAVE LEARNED SO MOST ABOUT MYSELF AND HOW TO HELP OTHERS IN THE MINISTRY
Posted by Rev. Jansen on 31st May 2012
This course was much more than I expected. I learned so much in the way of listening techniques, and spiritual support. The concepts were solid and I will definitely use what I've learned in my ministry.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2012
It's an amazing program broken down into bite size pieces. I'm learning more about myself along the way!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Jul 2011
This course was clear, concise and to the point. You will learn a great deal about yourself while learning how to help others. The required reading list are books that any serious counselor would want at their fingertips. An all around great program.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2010
The course was surprisingly indepth and helpful. The way you are led through the two texts makes them accessible and easy to manage with a full schedule. I would reccommend this to anyone who has a ministry.