About this Audio Course

Counselors, pastors, and all Christ-followers will benefit from this audio course providing a biblical evaluation of self-help philosophies. Taught by Dr. Mark E. Shaw, this course will equip the learner to think critically about the types of counseling available in the world today, the importance of language in counseling, analyzing secular self-help groups like AA and Christian self-help groups like CR, common myths of addiction, and comparing idolatry and addiction based upon Ezekiel 14. 

This course concludes with a practical application of the concepts you’ve learned: how to biblically counsel someone who has been exposed to 12 Step philosophies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Unit 1: Comparison of Counseling Approaches

    • 2 Charts - Comparison of Counseling Approaches

    • Audio - Comparison of Counseling Approaches

  • 2

    Unit 2: Comparing Idolatry and Addiction

    • Student Handout

    • PowerPoint to Accompany Lesson

    • Audio - The Roots, Responses, & Results – Ezekiel 14:1-11

  • 3

    Unit 3: Myths of Addiction and the Biblical Rationales

    • Student Handout

    • PowerPoint to Accompany Lesson

    • Audio - The Myths of Addiction

  • 4

    Unit 4: A Biblical Critique of Secular and Christian Self-Help

    • Combined Student Handouts for Lessons 1-3

    • Combined PowerPoints to Accompany Lessons 1-3

    • Audio - Lesson 1

    • Audio - Lesson 2

    • Audio - Lesson 3

  • 5

    Unit 5: How to Graciously Counsel a 12 Stepper

    • Student Handout

    • Audio - How to Graciously Counsel a 12-Stepper

  • 6

    BONUS UNIT

    • 12 Podcasts Critiquing the 12 Steps of AA

    • Step 1

    • Step 2

    • Step 3

    • Step 4

    • Step 5

    • Step 6

    • Step 7

    • Step 8

    • Step 9

    • Step 10

    • Step 11

    • Step 12

    • Summary of Podcast Series

Pricing Options

You'll have access for 365 days

Meet the Instructor

D.Min., Biblical Counseling, CADAC II, ACBC

Dr. Mark E. Shaw

Mark is a certified biblical counselor and Founder of The Addiction Connection. As an author, speaker, teacher of the Word, and certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor, Mark has been involved in helping people who struggle with addictions since 1991. He and his wife Mary have 4 children.