Faith Based Therapy

What is Faith-Based Therapy™?

There are many counseling models utilized by secular and religious counselors today. These models are theorized according to an understanding of the creation and psychology of man. Psychology is simply the study of behavior. Biblically, the psychology of behavior is summed up with the sentence ‘People are moved by what they believe, but they do what they choose’. Faith-Based Therapy™ is a Biblical model of therapy based on the dynamics of beliefs, choices, and faith. Faith-Based Therapy™ is a Christian counseling model that explains behavior in practical terms. Once understood, change is more easily facilitated.

In simple terms:

  • You feel what you feel, think what you think, and want what you want because you are moved by what you believe.

  • You behave the way you do because of your choices.

  • Someone can help you change what you believe to be based on truth and reality, but only you can make loving and responsible choices.

  • Yet when challenged to believe the Word of God, you become empowered with life-changing choices.

  • When you choose to believe the Word of God, faith arises and change occurs by the grace of God.

When you change what you believe, it will change what you feel, what you think and what you want and thus empower you for better choices. When your beliefs are based on the truth of God and you yield to that belief, then faith becomes active. (“For by grace you have been saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,” Ephesians 2:8. (NASB)). Faith not only has the ability to change you in the middle of circumstances, but to change the circumstances as well.

Foundational Concepts

IIFBC bases the foundational concepts taught on the tri-part being of man. (“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” I Thessalonians 5:23.) Man is a spiritual being, with a soul, living in a physical body. Healing and recovery should occur on all levels.

IIFBC uses Biblical faith-based concepts for spiritual restitution. (“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost,” Romans 15:13.)

The Faith Based Therapy™ model is highly effective for mental and emotional rehabilitation along with natural health methods for physical assistance from chemical imbalances.

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Course Descriptions

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Course 1 CNS101: Christian Counseling 

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This course covers the foundations of counseling. You will learn how to offer formal counseling through your church or to the public as a ministry. You will learn the different forms of counseling, how to incorporate counseling on a three-fold approach of spirit, soul, and body. You will learn how to recognize people's dominance of being either mind, will, or emotions.  You will learn about belief, choices, and Faith-based Therapy. Many forms and assessments are provided to assist the counselor. ​

  • Legal issues

  • Motivational gifts, soul dominance, and personality

  • Opening a counseling center

  • Recognizing mental illness

  • The complete makeup of man

  • Twelve functions of a counselor​

  • Basics of counseling

  • Body language and interpersonal skills

  • Ethics

  • Faith-based Therapy™ and approach

  • Foundations of Faith

  • Identity/position/purpose/significance

  • Initial forms and assessments

  • Leading someone into salvation

  • Forms & Assessments in the manual:

  • Motivational Gifts Assessment

  • Soul Dominance Assessment

  • Release of Liability for Counseling Services

  • Consent for Release of Confidential Information

  • General Information - Short Form

  • Suicidal Physician Release Form

  • Counselor Notes Form

  • Client Initial Assessment Form

  • Spiritual Assessment Form

  • Detailed Client Information - Long Form

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Course 2 CNS102: Advanced Christian Counseling 

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This course gets into the issues that people have with themselves and with others. People either have a problem or they are the problem. This course is meant to help you discover the issues and then to help the client navigate the way forward. Counseling and healing are a process that takes steps and time. You will learn how to help the client work the process. Don't be surprised if you discover things about yourself as the Lord continues His work in you. 

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Blended families

  • Co-dependency

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Eating Problems

  • Family issues

  • Forgiveness

  • Grief/loss

  • Homosexuality

  • Obsessive-compulsive

  • Premarital and marriage counseling

  • Reality Dissociation

  • Self-esteem

  • Sexual abuse

  • Sexual addictions

  • Stress

  • Suicide

  • Forms & Assessments:

  • Stress Symptometer

  • Co-Dependent Assessment

  • Anger Journal

  • Beck Depression Inventory

  • Symptometer for Detection of Physiological Depression

  • Home Thyroid Assessment

  • Obsessive Compulsive Record

  • Marriage Assessment

  • Marriage Similarities / Differences / Needs Assessment

  • Marriage Worksheet for Wife / Husband

  • Family Satisfaction Chart

  • Family Management Questionnaire

  • Occult Assessment

  • Sexual Addiction Assessment

  • Reality Symptometer

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Course 3 CNS102: (GOD14®) Drug and Alcohol Recovery

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This course is one of IIFBC's flagship courses. It presents the G.O.D.14 program, which is Getting Off Drugs in 14 weeks. You will learn the dynamics of addiction, that being with substance abuse or addictive lifestyles without drugs. The recovery program has shown to have high success rate for those that finish the 14 week program. This is because the program presents healing of body, soul, and spirit. The addictive body and brain chemistry is restored with nutrition and detoxification. The lies and hurts must be resolved. And the spirit needs the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. This course shows you how to bring these three facets together into one recovery program. 

  • AA and NA

  • An overview of drug and alcohol education

  • Detox categories

  • Disease of alcoholism

  • Family dynamics

  • Identification of the addiction

  • Neurotransmitters and chemistry re-balancing

  • Prescription Drugs

  • Program registration/Legalities

  • Recovery flowchart

  • Relapse and enabling

  • Screening

  • Scriptural steps

  • Fourteen-week recovery plan

  • Steps to breaking physical addition

  • Supplementation and precautions

  • Forms & Assessments:

  • Drug Screening

  • Are You An Alcoholic

  • Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test

  • Drug/Alcohol Rating of Symptom Levels

  • Drug Related Detailed Assessment

  • Hypoglycemia Questionnaire

  • Food Allergy Questionnaire

  • Chemical Screening Questionnaire​

  • Texas State Registration with TCADA

  • 14 week day-to-day recovery workbook

Course Schedule

Spring Session 2022

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Summer Session 2022

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Fall Session 2022

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Winter Session 2023

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Saturday Session 2022

SATURDAY INTENSIVE Sessions will only be held at the dates listed below. You will complete each course and test at the end of each session. If you do not attend all Saturday sessions, select a Wednesday date to complete your certification. If you have any questions, please send an email below HERE.

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