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Pastoral Counseling Online Course


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ONLINE COURSE ON PASTORAL COUNSELING FOR CE CREDITS

 

CE CREDITS for Psychologists (APA), MFTs & LCSWs (BBS), Social Workers (ASWB), Counselors (NBCC), and Nurses (BRB). Review the course or enroll at ZUR INSTITUTE PASTORAL COUNSELING COURSE by Dr. Dan Montgomery.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

In a world besieged by daily crises, many people turn to their local church or faith community for nourishment and guidance. Indeed, research has found that the majority of Americans prefer a mental health professional who is able to integrate spiritual values into the counseling process (AAPC Survey, 2000). Pastoral counseling meets this need by providing a relationship between a religiously-affiliated counselor and an individual, couple, or family seeking assistance to cope with life.

This CE course defines the functions of pastoral counseling, presents the historical development of pastoral counseling, explores different types of pastoral counseling, and explains issues involved in merging a faith tradition with therapeutic psychology. The Compass Therapy approach and Self Compass® growth tool are combined with ten counseling techniques that show pastoral counseling in action. The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) Code of Ethics in pastoral counseling is provided, as well as a bibliography and online resources.

The course is designed to enhance the pastoral counseling skill sets of individuals who are involved in pastoral counseling, pastoral ministry, marriage and family therapy, psychotherapy, counseling, spiritual direction, social work, and nursing.


DR. DAN MONTGOMERY'S CREDENTIALS IN PASTORAL COUNSELING

 

Dr. Dan Montgomery has held dual licensure as a Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist for 30 years. During that time he was served numerous churches as a pastoral counselor.

The Compass Therapy approach to pastoral counseling has received acclaim from professors at Yale Divinity School, Princeton Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Fuller Seminary, Denver Seminary, Bangor Seminary, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary, as well as Stanford University, Loyola University Chicago, Santa Clara University, Southeastern University, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and Oral Roberts University.

Professor Montgomery has taught counseling and psychotherapy at the University of New Mexico and Pepperdine University Graduate School of Psychology. He has supervised students in pastoral counseling in churches, the chaplaincy, and counseling centers.


MONTGOMERY BOOKS INTERFACING WITH PASTORAL COUNSELING

 

These Montgomery books interface with the field of pastoral care and counseling. They may be ordered by clicking on the titles:

PASTORAL COUNSELING & COACHING: COMPASS THERAPY IN CHURCHES

“The Compass Model is comprehensive, Christ-conscious, pragmatic, and pastoral. It provides a whole person frame of reference to assess trapped in unhealthy patterns of life and to guide them on a journey toward wholeness. This is a growth-oriented healing model that can take place in congregations as well as counseling centers.”

Thompson K. Mathew, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Care & Dean, School of Theology, Oral Roberts University

COMPASS THERAPY: CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION

“I am not aware of any other book that succeeds as well as this one in providing both professional therapists as well as Christian counselors with a theoretical and practical model that combines psychology and theology in an integrated way. It has a profound simplicity that covers a wide range of personality disorders. Put it on top of your reading list!”

Ray S. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Theology & Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING THAT REALLY WORKS

“Dr. Montgomery has given his readers the opportunity to look over his experienced shoulders as he helps people untangle their lives. He skillfully uses a relational compass to help clients identify how their lives are constricted in unhealthy ways and how they can move toward more expansive forms of mental health. The author gives us examples and explanations of 25 useful therapeutic techniques that alone are worth the price of the book.”

James Beck, Ph.D., Chair of the Counseling Division, Denver Seminary

COMPASS PSYCHOTHEOLOGY: WHERE PSYCHOLOGY & THEOLOGY REALLY MEET

“In Compass Psychotheology: Where Psychology & Theology Really Meet, we finally have a bridge that connects personality theory with Trinitarian faith. The Compass Model describes Christ’s personality, reveals healthy personality dynamics, and translates categories found in the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders into user-friendly terms.”

Linda Marten, Ph.D., Department of Biblical Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary _______________________________________________________


COMPASS SERIES BOOKS VIDEO

 

Dan Montgomery describes the complete Compass Series, including a Christian fiction novel: VIDEO.

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