Why The Academy?

The Academy of Biblical Counseling is designed to train professional counselors, pastors and ministers, and lay people in the principles of encouragement, guidance, and discipleship in all of life's struggles from a Biblical perspective. Graduates will leave with a comprehensive understanding of Biblical Counseling, both in practice and theory, as well as receiving practical tools to use as they help guide others to the only source for healing--God's Word. 

Practical training for believers whose desire is to counsel others from a biblical perspective.

Biblical Counseling for

Designed for those entering the field of Biblical Counseling as a profession. It is the most comprehensive and includes assessments after each module. Certification through Dr. Deb Waterbury is available upon successful completion of this course, as well as being added to Dr. Deb's list of "Approved Biblical Counselors." 

Biblical Counseling for
/Church Leaders

Designed for pastors and those in ministry who want to add Biblical Counseling training to their skill base. It is very similar to the course offered for professional counselors, but has no assessments or certification attached. This course is meant for individual learning at an individual pace while still offering practical instruction in counseling from a Biblical perspective. 

Biblical Counseling 101

Designed for any believer who wants further training in discipleship from a Biblical Perspective. With the lay person in mind, the course was designed to offer practical advice and guidance for all those whose hearts are to encourage and guide others in need with the Bible as their foundation. No certification or assessments are attached to this course; it is designed for self-paced learning.

Biblical Counseling for Mentors

Designed specifically for those in the mentor/coaching relationship who want to be sure that they are doing so from a firm, Biblical perspective. The course is abbreviated, containing the pertinent aspects of the professional course, while maintaining the integrity of this particular type of relationship.

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