A Biblical Analysis of Steps-Based Recovery (3 Hours)Course
Dr. Shaw critiques the disease model of addictions, twelve-steps programs, and Celebrate Recovery from a biblical perspective and offers a biblical alternative.
Helping Families Address Addiction Issues (3 Hours)Course
Dr. Shaw describes the destruction of relationships typical in the addict’s family. This course will help you counsel and equip family members with resources to help them interact biblically with their addicted loved ones.
Medical Issues in Addictions (2 Hours)Course
Dr. Shaw explains the purpose of medicine from Proverbs and the phenomenology of addiction. Withdrawal symptoms are described along with how the counselor can work with medical personnel.
Theological Foundation of Addictions (3 Hours)Course5.0 average rating (1 review)
Dr. Shaw lays a biblical foundation for addiction counseling in the local church, explaining the origin of addiction, habitual sin that becomes enslavement, addiction as idolatry and spiritual adultery, and passages from Genesis, Ezekiel 14, and Isai
Prevention Strategies for Addiction Relapse (2 Hours)Course
Dr. Shaw introduces the five basic mentalities of “addictive thinking” and compares those to the five marks of a transforming Christian. Using these mentalities, counselors and parents can discern when a counselee is on the road toward relapse.
Heart Motives and "Addictive" Properties of Sexual Sin (2 Hours)Course5.0 average rating (1 review)
Dr. Shaw gives an overview of the enslaving power of sexual sin using 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, communicates how the desires of the heart connect to this temptation, and offers counseling strategies for those in bondage to sexual sin.