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Certification & Training

Genesis 1 Biblical Counseling offers both Lay and Certified Biblical Counselor Training

Lay Counselor Training: For those who desire in-depth training, with the benefits of classroom setting, to become a lay counselor, but don’t desire full certification. This class meets for 8 weeks for one hour and 30 min.

Lay Counselors in Training will:

  • Develop a biblical philosophy of care that emphasizes the gospel imperatives of care (Eph. 4:12-16).

  • Develop a biblical philosophy of counseling that emphasizes the call of all believers to take part in the work of counseling and discipleship.

  • Understand the basic meaning of biblical counseling.

  • Have access to a Certified Biblical Counselor mentor/coach

  • Valuable interact with others going through the program with you.

  • Participate in live in-class training/discussion

  • Enjoy accountability and community learning

  • Acquire a basic understanding of the general and specific methods of biblical counseling.

  • Participate in role playing and case studies.

  • Work through various issue-specific topics that include, addiction, anger, anxiety, depression, and sexuality.

  • Engage in supervised counseling for 6 weeks with Certified Biblical Counselor receiving valuable feedback after every session to ensure your comprehension.

  • Receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of training.

Cost

  $360 (Includes)

  • Live in-classroom instruction from a Certified Biblical Counselor

  • Course materials

  • 6 weeks of supervised counseling and feedback to ensure course comprehension.

NEW classes start in August 2022

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Certification Process

This course allows the students to become level 1 certified biblical counselors through The Association of Biblical Counselors. Students will take exams, collaborate, role play, engage in a counseling practicum, and be supervised throughout the training process. Upon completing the course, your level 1 certificate will be issued, and your ABC membership must be renewed annually.

Equipping The Saints:

 

Level 1 certification is perfect for pastors, elders, small group leaders, literally all lay leaders, ministry staff, and essentially any believer wanting to grow in the one-another care we're all called to as the body of Christ. This eight-month rigorous certification is designed to equip believers to apply the depth of the gospel to the hearts and struggles of others. Biblical counseling foundations will be established theologically and applied practically. Students will be prepared to offer effective gospel care to individuals, couples, and families with real biblical change. Issue-specific topics will include addictions, anger, anxiety, and depression. 

Counselors in training will: 

  • Develop a biblical philosophy of care that emphasizes the gospel imperatives of care(Eph. 4:12-16). 

  • Participate with in-class training

  • Have access to certified counselors serving Truth Renewed. 

  • Complete seminar training from Paul David Tripp. 

  • Participate in role playing and case studies. 

  • Engage in a counseling practicum to ensure comprehension of material. 

  • Engage with various issue-specific topics that include, addiction, anger, anxiety, depression, and sexuality. 

  • Upon completion, students can continue on to level 2 certification that provides more counseling experience with a 100 hour practicum, counseling exam, and theology exam, which Truth Renewed will be available to assist through level 2.

 
Requirements: 

  • Students are expected to complete all weekly reading and assignments. 

  • Attend In-Class trainings.  

  • Fully engage with all interactive activities like role playing and case studies, and group time. 

  • Estimated time of completing certification training is 8 months with roughly 5 hours dedicated to weekly reading and assignments. 

  • Students must remain ABC members by renewing their membership annually. 



Counseling Practicum
 

Mid-way through the class, the students will be required to counsel an individual or couple for ten weeks. It cannot be family. Counseling meetings may take place in-person or video, but it should be in a private setting. 

Reading and Journals


Reading consists of the curriculum book and supplemental articles that coincide with the book chapters. All of which is due weekly and should be read before coming to class. 

Genesis 1 Biblical Counseling, LLC is a training center in partnership with The Association of Biblical Counseling

Our next course begins August 2022
Applications are now open. The first step is to submit your application and the $25 fee to the Association of Biblical Counselors for approval:

When & Where
 

TBD

Cost
 

Two pricing options:

$1150 + $25 application fee and $99 Membership fee

paid yearly. (includes)

  • Certification fees.

  • Administration fees.

  • Annual National ABC Conference ticket.

  • Course materials.

  • Paul Tripp seminars.​ ​ ​

 

Have You Applied & Been Accepted?

$1000 + $25 application fee and $99 Membership fee paid yearly. (includes)

  • Certification fees.

  • Administration fees.

  • Course Materials

  • Paul Trip Seminar

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