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Course 3: Advanced Course in the Practice of Biblical Counselling

At the end of Course 3 students will demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge and insight in the Biblical counselling model - i.e. dynamics of change, the method and four phases of counselling; principles in use of Scripture; cooperation with and referral to others in medical/help professions; ethics of counselling - confidentiality of information, transparency, etc.; using prayer in counselling.
    • Skills in application of counselling model; application of Biblical truths in problematic situations; prayer; use of counselling instruments; documentation and report writing.
    • Attitude / values:
      Humility, love, trustworthiness and spiritual maturity developed as the characteristics of a Biblical counsellor

Learning area
Advanced practical application of the Biblical counselling model


  • One-on-one counselling under supervision and group reflection
  • Class and home counselling assignments and learning journal
  • Peer assessment
  • Class discussion of prescribed work
  • Self-evaluation as Biblical counsellor
  • Using measuring instruments i.e. blood test, questionnaires, genogram, etc.
  • Supplying index of counselling topics and applicable literature.


Prescribed books
Van Geslag tot Geslag: Die Geneagram en die Ontwikkeling van 'n Narratiewe Pastoraat. NGTT. Kotzé, D  2000
Genograms in Family Assessment. McGoldrick, M. & Gerson, R. 1986
Blame it on the Brain: Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience. Welch, ET 1998
The Sensation of Being Somebody. Wagner, ME  1982
The Lies We Believe. Thurman, C  1999
Telling Yourself the Truth. Backus, W & Chapian, M  2000
The Search for Significance: Seeing your True Worth through God's Eyes McGee, RS  2003
Relationship Rescue: Don't make Excuses! Start Repairing your Relationship Today. McGraw, PC  2001
Pleasing People: How not to be an "Approval Junkie". Priolo, L  2007
How to help People Change. Adams, JE  1986
How People Change. Lase, TS &Tripp, PD 2008
From Pride to Humility. Scott, S  2002
Inside Out.
Crabb, L  1988
Changes that Heal.
Cloud, H  1992
Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Pathway to Joy.
Crabb, L  2001
The Healing Presence. Payne, L  1991
The Purpose Driven Life. Warren, R  2002
The Dream Giver (Die Droomgewer) Wilkenson, B  2003
Recommended reading
Master Potter.
Austin, J  2003
Master Potter and the Mountain of Fire.
Austin, J  2003
Untwisting Twisted Relationships. How to Restore Close Ties with Family and Friends. Backus, W & C 1988
The Five Love Languages.  How to express Heartfelt Commitment to your Mate. Chapman, G  1995
Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul.
Eldredge, J  2001
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul. Eldredge, J & Eldredge, S  2005


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Entry Requirement:  ABBO Course 2

Qualification: A Certificate is awarded after successful completion of Course 3

Duration of course:  One year

Number of Students: Minimum 10; maximum 20

Contact sessions:12 Saturday contact sessions. 08:00 - 15:00.  CALENDAR

Venue:  Radio Pulpit Conference Hall, 42 Jacobus Street, Kilner Park, PRETORIA

Study leader:  Johan Eloff

Registration:  ABBO - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Website

  •     Complete entry form
  •     Pay Deposit of R1500.00
  •     Use NAME and SURNAME as reference
  •     Fax / e-mail completed entry form and R1500 proof-of-payment slip to ABBO

Tuition fees
Total:          R7400.00
Deposit:      R1500.00
The balance of R5900.00 is payable as, 

  •     Once off payment at registration
  •     10 x R590.00 payments, deposited directly or electronic fund transfer
  •     Fax deposit slip after every payment

Contact details

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