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      The Certification Track allows students to follow a similar course schedule as those pursuing the Advanced Track. Participation in classroom activities is required as are some out of class activities. Students will be prepared throughout the Certification Track to become certified by the American Academy of Biblical Counselors.

      The courses are divided into two modules. Each module is 14 weeks long. The courses combine live classroom interaction (lectures, discussions, role play) with distance learning concepts such as recorded lectures and writing assignments. The classes meet one day a week for two hours.


Module 1 (CTM-1)


Introduction to Counseling Theology
   - Required reading:
- A Theology of Christian Counseling - Adams

The Biblical Foundation for Self-Awareness
   - Required reading:
- Jesus Christ Self-Denial Or Self-Esteem - Tyler
- God's Funeral, Psychology: Trading the Sacred for the Secular - Tyler
- The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image - Adams
- Psychology As Religion The Cult of Self-Worship - Vitz
- Self-Esteem: Are We Really Better Than We Think? - Tyler
Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling
   - Required reading:
- Competent to Counsel - Adams
- The Christian Counselor's Manual - Adams
- Deceptive Diagnosis When Sin Is Called Sickness - Tyler/Grady

A Comparative Analysis of Biblical Theology and Humanistic Psychology
   - Required reading:
- Why Christians Can't Trust Psychology - Bulkley
- Biblical Directionism - Dennis Frey


Module 2 (CTM-2)


Topics in Biblical Counseling
   - Required reading:
- Self Confrontation - Broger

Marriage and Family Counseling
   - Required reading:
- Teach Them Diligently: How To Use The Scriptures In Child Training - Lou Priolo
- The Excellent Wife - Peace
- The Complete Husband - Priolo
- ADHD: Deceptive Diagnosis - Tyler Grady
The Biblical Basis For Counseling
   - Required reading:
- Age of Opportunity - Tripp

Biblical Counseling Practicum
   - Required reading:
- Curing the Heart: A Model for Biblical Counseling - Eyrich/Hines
- Heart of Anger - Priolo
- Teens and Sex, booklet - Tripp
- ADD, booklet - Welch

   - 50 hours of supervised counseling




Note: All required reading books may be purchased from the
Gateway Biblical Counseling And Training Center Bookstore