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Basic Counseling Techniques Course - Online

  • Online Spiritual Growth Course Presented by The American Fellowship Church
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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
2. Calmness
3. Non-Judgment
4. Attentiveness
5. Supportiveness

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:

  • how to develop listening skills that are vital to helping people grow
  • how to help your client to become more independent person
  • how to help your client accept personal responsibility
  • how to encourage self decision-making in your client
  • how to provide moral support
  • how to give feedback to help the client select appropriate courses of action

The Conseling Course has thirty lessons of useful practical techniques for counseling those who may ask for and expect your help.

Part Two

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
Available from Amazon.com - used or new [$9.00 - $24.00]

I'm OK You're OK by Thomas A. Harris, M.D.
Available from Amazon.com - used or new [$2.50 - $10.50]

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:

    • The Present Challenge of Pastoral Care and Counseling
    • A Holistic Liberation-Growth Model of Pastoral Care and Counseling
    • The Mission, Biblical Bases and Uniqueness of Pastoral Care and Counseling
    • The Foundation of All Types of Caring and Counseling
    • Facilitating Spiritual Wholeness: The Heart of Pastoral Care and Counseling
    • Counseling on Ethical, Value, and Meaning Issues
    • Supportive Care and Counseling; Crisis Care and Counseling
    • Bereavement Care and Counseling;
    • Marriage Enrichment and Marriage Crisis Counseling
    • Family Enrichment and Counseling
    • Referral Counseling; Group Care and Counseling
    • Pastoral Psychotherapy
    • Training Lay Persons for Their Caring Ministries
    • How to Keep Your Caring and Counseling Skill Growing

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:

Instant Online Access!
You'll have access on any computer - PC or Mac.
Get started right away. Receive access to the Course materials in minutes. Works on any computer!

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).

Requested Offering
We request an offering of $50 (for a limited time)

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with any of the materials you order from us, we will give you a full refund, on request.
You will receive an email almost instantly containing a link to a web page where you can click a link and the file will automatically download into your computer.

PayPal accepts these currencies:

Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Czech Koruna,
Danish Krone, Euros, Hong Kong Dollar,
Hungarian Forint, Israeli New Shekel, Mexican Peso,
New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty,
Pounds Sterling, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona,
Swiss Franc, U.S. Dollar, Yen

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. 



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  1. Basic Counseling Techniques Course 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2022

    Incorporating wellness, beliefs, and values into ministerial counseling to attain a feeling of harmony is immeasurable. Especially for those clients who do wish to help themselves in wanting to treat their soul from any conflict they wish to talk about. This course has truly fine-tuned the subject for me. I’m looking forward to the next course.

  2. Excellent Course 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2022

    I really enjoyed the Basic Counseling Course. The lessons were easy to understand and the books brought additional information and support to the lessons.

  3. Best course in counseling with others importance in presence! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jun 2021

    The course is well written and outlined. I enjoyed doing it at my pace. Especially when my parents aging and dying process happened after signing up. I love reading the assignments and having quiz time after. It really helped to absorb the valuable tools and learning opportunity. I am blessed that I had this opportunity and endured through this study that I chose to be for the greater good of us all.

  4. excellent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jan 2021

    excellent study guide. hard work well worth it

  5. Great Course 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2018

    I found it to be very informative and recommend this course. It does help better understand others and myself.

  6. Great Stuff!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Aug 2017

    I have taken many on-line courses and find this course not only user friendly but very instructive. I learned so much about interacting with other people and about myself that I highly recommend this training to anybody, whether they are pursuing a ministry or just want to get along with people better.

  7. Great Course! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Apr 2017

    I really enjoyed this course! The material was very helpful to me and will help me to be the best pastoral care counselor I can be!

  8. Very informative class everyone should take 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2016

    This is one of the best learning experiences I have undertaken so far. I plan to print this entire lesson so that I may continually refer to it in my ministry. Thank you for offering these classes. I hope you incorporate more in the future.

  9. Great Course 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2016

    Outstanding course and material. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the subject.

  10. Basic Counseling Techniques 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2016

    I am absolutely satisfied with this course on counseling techniques. The reading materials and assignments are very challenging.

  11. brilliant ......... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2015

    very thorough and indepth approach to the subject of counselling.

  12. Eye Heart and Mind Opening 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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

    ************RESPONSE FROM AFC BELOW**********

    Sister Griffin,

    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.

  13. Life Changing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jun 2015

    This course has truly changed my life, almost as much as God's salvation..

  14. Eye Opening Course 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  15. Born Again 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  16. This Course is in-depth 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  17. Discerning 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  18. Life Changing 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

    Thank you

  19. Should be a Requirement for Grief Counselors 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  20. Dream Come True 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2013

    This course opened my eyes to many new techniques and resources that I will be using in the ministry.

  21. Insightful 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  22. Fabulous Course! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2013

    This is an educational and inspiring course for all who wish to counsel others.

  23. AN EYE OPENER 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2013


  24. A Must For All Ministers 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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 on 9th Nov 2012


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