3 hours per week in semester 2, annually
This subject includes a Christocentric and biblical-theological approach to relational skills, equipping skills, and pastoral care of people with a range of problems including depression, bereavement, addictions, unemployment, marital conflict and divorce, and psychiatric disorders.
Classroom instruction and discussion; assignments
Michael R. Emlet, Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications (Greensboro: New Growth, 2017).
J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith, Untangling Emotions (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019).
David Powlison, Speaking the Truth in Love: Counsel in Community (Greensboro: New Growth, 2005).
Paul D. Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2002).