Training in Pastoral and Biblical Counseling
The Arizona Christian Counseling Academy offers classes in pastoral and biblical counseling for ministers, laity, and people of faith who want to learn more about taking care of the spiritual needs of other people. We are not a degree granting institution and do not offer classes for professional state licensure. We provide ministerial continuing education for religious leaders and local churches in the area of Christian pastoral counseling. Classes are taught online or in person by Tres Adames.
Introduction to Biblical Counseling (6 CEUs)
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This is our flagship course that addresses specific emotional, relational, and spiritual issues that bring people to seek help. Discover insights on how to help others find strength for today and hope for tomorrow.
Happy Again: Freedom from Anxiety and Depression (2 CEU)
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This short course gives practical strategies for overcoming anxiety and depression. The course is designed for those dealing with these issues, or those looking to support others who are struggling.
On Campus Classes
Coffee Cup Counseling (6 CEUs)
Book: Coffee Cup Counseling (Clinton/Springle)
This six-week class covers basic theology, listening skills, and the use of scripture and prayer in counseling. Goes over a three-step process for pastoral and lay counseling in the local church.
Issues in Biblical Counseling (6 CEUs)
Book: The Quick Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling (Clinton/Hawkins)
This six-week course addresses specific emotional, relational, and spiritual issues that cause people to seek help. Each week dives into specific topics including depression, marriage and family issues, addiction, crisis situations, and spiritual direction.
Biblical Counseling Theory and Practice (6 CEUs)
Book: Caring for People God’s Way (Clinton/Hart/Ohlschlager)
This six-week course goes over the theory and practice of integrated Christian counseling, including discussion on supporting those with difficult situations, such as crises and mental disorders. Methods for long term care in the local church will also be presented.