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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. A Must Have For The Serious Counselor 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  2. Surprising 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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