Alasdair Groves & Ed Welch Workshops and Residential Intensive
We are excited to announce that Alasdair Groves & Ed Welch are coming to Australia in May 2019 to bring us a series of events that will equip us to counsel and care for others with love and wisdom.
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS - Untangling Emotions
MELBOURNE RESIDENTIAL INTENSIVE - Understanding & Helping Emotions
PTC Melbourne (part of the ACT consortium)
PTC Melbourne now has a biblical counselling program focus within a range of its degrees - almost a full year in total.
Foundations of Pastoral Care – a full semester BTh or MDiv level unit taught throughout Semester 1 every year. Running in the evening, this is available for credit or just attendance and is easily credited to other ACT programs.
Pastoral Skills and Methods – a full semester BTh or MDiv level unit taught throughout Semester 2 every year. Running in the evening, this is available for credit or just attendance and is easily credited to other ACT programs.
Pastoral Counselling Topics and Practices - directed study contract mode with some small group tutorials, at BTh and MDiv level. Teaching content incorporates the audio from Ed Welch’s 2011 MA(Th) level unit at PTC Melbourne. This unit can be taken across Australia.
Biblical Counselling and Physiology - a fully online unit available at BTh, MDiv and MA(Min/Th) level. This unit is based around audio and video from Mike Emlet’s 2017 MA(Th) teaching at PTC Melbourne and is available across Australia.
Biblical Counselling and Contemporary Thought - a directed study contract unit with some small group tutorials at BTh and MDiv level. This unit provides a biblical counselling perspective on Christian and secular counselling and can be taken across Australia.
Counselling Research Project - equivalent to 1/4 or 1/2 of a semester’s workload
Basics of Biblical Counselling – a six evening certificate level short course that is available in distance mode.
Workbook and DVD based courses
Good introductions to biblical counselling can be found in various courses that have come out of CCEF. They work best in group settings. Here are a few of them:
How People Change by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
REAL CHANGE by Andrew Nicholls and Helen Thorne (edited by David Powlison)
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
Crossroads: a step by step guide away from addiction by Ed Welch
Change and Your Relationships by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
CCEF distance courses and certificates
CCEF awards three certificates for various groups of its courses. These courses are also taught for Westminster Seminary. CCEF and Westminster has been the main leader in biblical counselling since 1968 and is responsible for many advances in biblical counselling. Distance lecturers include Ed Welch, David Powlison, Paul Tripp, Tim Lane, Winston Smith, and Mike Emlet.
These are highly recommended and many Australians have been working their way through them.
Westminster Theological Seminary – MA now fully online as well as on campus options
Westminster now has an online MA (counseling) available to Australian students that is highly recommended. Transfer of CCEF distance units is available. All of the counselling units are taught by CCEF faculty and lecturers. There also are on campus options for MDiv and MAR degrees.