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Biblical Counselling & Physiology | MA Intensive

  • Presbyterian Theological College 684 Elgar Road Box Hill North, VIC, 3129 Australia (map)

PTC are thrilled to host Dr Michael Emlet from the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) to present our annual MA(Th) Intensive.

Mike is a faculty member at Christian Counselling and Education Foundation (CCEF). He holds an MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary. He worked as a family physician for twelve years before joining CCEF.

Mike has counselled for many years and is the author of CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet, which explores the use of Scripture in counselling.

Mike is married to Jody, and they have two children. He is active in his urban church and enjoys gardening, camping, and creating wheel-thrown pottery.

Dr Michael Emlet

Dr Michael Emlet

Unit description

This unit provides students with opportunity to discuss and integrate practical biblical anthropology and its counselling implications. It also helps students develop biblical strategies for pursuing counselees with acute and chronic problems having physiological manifestations.


Morning: 9am - 1pm

Afternoon: 2pm - 4pm

Monday 7th August

No classes for Audit and 700 level students.

Classes for 400 and 600 students only.

1pm - 2pm: Registration

2pm - 4pm: Introductory Case Study

Tuesday 8th August

Biblical Anthropology and its Counseling Implications

Chronic Pain

Wednesday 9th August

Understanding Psychoactive Medications; Biblical Perspectives on Psychiatry


Thursday 10th August


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Friday 11th August

Bipolar disorder; Demon Oppression/Possession

When to Refer; Final Q & A

Saturday 12th August: PC489i and PC689i students ONLY.


This course will be available to take for credit (at both the BTh/Min and MDiv/Min level), or to audit for personal development.

No pre-requisites or co-requisites.


ACT Course codes:

  • PC489i
  • PC689i
  • PC703-4i
  • PC703-6i

Required Reading (credit students only): 



  • Contact our registrar to discuss fees and unit enrolment at
  • Please register below to secure your place. No fee will be charged for doing this.


  • $250 for the week, or $50 per day


Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the College throughout the course:

Registrations are now closed.

Later Event: 19 August
Open Day