Track 1 - Basics of Biblical Counseling
This introductory track is designed to train you in the basics of biblical counseling. Topics include:
Theology of Biblical Counseling
The Biblical Process of Change
Key Elements of Counseling
Comparison of Counseling Models
Marriage (roles, communication, intimacy)
Life Topics (depression, anger, worry, trials)
Medical Issues in Biblical Counseling
Track 1 can be used to satisfy the training requirement of Phase I of ACBC/NANC Certification
Track 2 – ACBC/NANC Exam Track
This track is designed to prepare you to complete the
ACBC/NANC exams. Each counseling topic and biblical
doctrine relevant to the exams will be taught, explained and discussed. The track will also include helpful hints, tips and resources for successfully completing the ACBC/NANC exams.
Track 2 particpants should have already taken Track 1 or equivalent course.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Randy Patten
Rev. Randy Patten is the Director of Training and Advancement for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), formerly known as National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC). He served as the Executive Director of NANC for 16 years before assuming his current duties. ACBC certifies both individual biblical counselors and biblical counseling training centers. Prior to this position Randy served 12 years as pastor of a church and then 12 years as a pastor to pastors and consultant to local churches. He has been involved in training biblical counselors for over 30 years.
Cindy, Randy’s wife of 42 years, has served faithfully with him in all these varied ministries. God has blessed them with two children (Jim and Becky) who have outstanding spouses (Stacie & Charles) and six unbelievably bright and beautiful grandchildren (Luke, Jenna, Cormick, Kayla, Conlin and Levi, all ages eight and under).
Randy has a B.A. degree from Cedarville University, Ohio, and M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana.
His hobbies are playing with his grandchildren, reading and motorcycling.