Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

The school is comprised of four eleven week courses. Courses must be taken in order, but do not have to be taken back to back, you may take a break between quarters. All courses are conducted entirely online and there are not set times you must be in class. The majority of the coursework involves reading, writing, and engaging in the course forum with your fellow classmates. After you complete all four courses you will receive a certificate of completion showing you are a graduate of the school.

 

101: Theory and Theology of Inner Healing

In this foundational course you’ll learn the theory and theology behind how to think like an inner healing practitioner. No matter which inner healing models or tools you pick up you’ll need a firm foundation to know how to use them.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
Deliverance and Inner Healing by John and Mark Sandford
Translating God by Shawn Bolz
Walking in Supernatural Healing Power by Chris Gore
Transforming the Inner Man by John and Paula Sandford

 

102: Skills, Ethics, and Models of Inner Healing

In this course you’ll learn the basic skills needed to conduct an inner healing session regardless of the model you use; how to think through various ethical situations that may arise; and what inner healing models are out there, the basics of their approaches, what they are good for, and how to get training in each model.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
Christian Counseling Ethics by Randolph K. Sanders
From Woe to Go by Graham Barker and Clifford Powell

 

103: Advanced Topics and Skills

In this course we’ll begin to put what we learned in the first two courses together, applying our theory and theology to specific issues and learning how to actually apply that knowledge with our skills and ethics when we are in a session.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
Souls like Stars by Margaret Nagib
Emotional Prosperity: A Practical Guide to Counseling by Jason Valloton
Quick Reference Guide for Biblical Counseling by Clinton and Hawkins

 

104: Practicum: Case Studies and Mentorship

In this course you’ll put everything you’ve learned into practice. Case studies will be used to help you test your knowledge and skills in a safe environment. You’ll be paired with an instructor to mentor you in your specific areas of interest and help you fine tune your skills and fill in any gaps where growth is still needed.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
Other reading to be assigned based on student’s interests