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Counseling across cultural boundaries focus of weekend seminar
In-depth counseling approaches for those working in other cultures will be featured at the next weekend seminar at Baptist Bible Graduate School.
"Biblical Counseling Cross-Culturally" will be taught by veteran missionary and counselor Dr. Bill Moore. The sessions on November 14-15 are part of a series of seminars offered throughout the academic year. They run on campus Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Three other two-day seminars will be offered. They cost $99 each. Pizza is provided Friday night and free snacks and drinks are available through the weekend. Other seminar topics scheduled include brief counseling, solving marriage problems, and counseling in times of crisis.
For details and to register, contact Sharon Wilson at email@example.com or 570.585.9219 or Howard Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570.585.9345.
Students can earn credit hours toward a degree through the seminars. BBGS offers a master's degree in Counseling Ministries. The 48-credit-hour program incorporates both classroom learning and practical experience. Students can complete the classroom portion of the program in as little as two years. For details, go to click here or call 570.586.2400.
In the November seminar, Dr. Moore:
-- Explores effective intercultural counseling and discipleship strategies.
-- Reviews common problems of counselees in a third world country, such as Brazil.
-- Provides guidance on facing, dealing with, and enduring problems from a biblical perspective.
Also addressed are the four essential elements of biblical counseling:
-- Understanding the presenting problem from a biblical perspective.
-- Providing biblical hope.
-- Promoting change biblically.
-- Biblical practice.
Dr. Moore served as a missionary to Brazil with New Tribes Mission from 1966 to 1986 and with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism from 1987 to 2003. He established a biblical counseling center in Sao Paulo as well as an association of biblical counselors. He currently serves as a counselor/teacher and adult Bible study director at Lakewood Park Ministries in Auburn, IN. He also serves as a resource missionary with ABWE.
Three other seminars ahead
January 30-31, 2009: Cary Lantz, Ph.D.
An overview of principles, models, and techniques for promoting accelerated healing and change in people's lives. Students will be encouraged to critically examine the value and advisability of time-limited counseling and to think through a biblically informed approach to counseling within a brief format. The focus is on exploration of applications of this knowledge toward the bold goal of transforming lives, not simply eliminating symptoms.
February 27-28, 2009: Cary Lantz, Ph.D.
This study covers the variety of life crises to which counselors may be called upon to respond along with consideration of models for intervention. Attention will be given to developing a simple, biblically informed format to guide the counselor faced with the confusion and distress often accompanying crisis events.
March 27-28, 2009: Dow Pursley, Ed.D.
Solving Marriage Problems
An analysis of the major marital problems presented to pastors and marriage counselors. This course covers a wide range of solutions needed to guide a couple back to harmony.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers 38 academic programs, from a one-year Bible Certificate to PhDs. Programs are available through the Clarks Summit campus and several distance learning options. To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 10/22/2008 10:45:06 AM