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Category Archives: Legal Issues

When Your Counselee Confides Abuse

Every secular counselor is a mandated reporter of abuse, which means they must report it to the authorities. If this applies to secular counselors, how much more it applies to biblical counselors! We, who not only have the secular law that requires us to render aid and assistance to a person in danger, but also have the commands of Scripture that instruct us to submit ourselves to the governing authorities! Biblical counselors must report physical and sexual abuse of man, woman, elder, or child. Continue reading

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Domestic Violence: Getting to the Heart

This post addresses domestic abuse counseling from a biblical counseling perspective. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Conflict, Legal Issues, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

Biblical Counseling as a Licensed Professional: Functionally Speaking

The following post by Dr. Jeremy Lelek is the third article in a several-part series that addresses whether biblical counselors should consider state licensure. As a coalition, the BCC has invited several of our Council Board members to share their diverse perspective. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Discipleship, Legal Issues, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

The Licensure Question

The following post by Dr. Sam Williams is the second article in a several-part series that addresses whether biblical counselors should consider state licensure. As a coalition, the BCC has invited several of our Council Board members to share their diverse perspective. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Legal Issues, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , , ,

Why I Don’t Want or Need a License to Counsel

The following post by Dr. Jim Newheiser is the first article in a several-part series that addresses whether biblical counselors should consider state licensure. As a coalition, the BCC has invited several of our Council Board members to share their diverse perspective. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Homosexuality, Legal Issues, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , , , , ,

3 Most Upsetting Forms of Cyberbullying

BCC Staff Note: You’re reading Part Three in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series in partnership with Covenant Eyes. Read Part One and Part Two. Part Three was originally posted at Covenant Eyes here. Cyberbullying According to MTV’s … Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Legal Issues, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image | Tags: , , ,

Strict Confidentiality?

BCC Staff Note: You’re reading Part 6 of a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling in the Local Church. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. We asked a number of experienced biblical … Continue reading

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The Law and Church Counseling: Part Six—Counting the Cost

You’re reading Part Six in a blog mini-series on The Law and Church Counseling by Dr. Bob Kellemen. Read Part One: Caring Carefully, Part Two: The Legal History and Climate, Part Three: Scope of Care, Part Four: Quality of Care, and Part Five: Building Safeguards … Continue reading

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The Law and Church Counseling: Part Five—Building Safeguards Into Your Ministry

You’re reading Part Five in a blog mini-series on The Law and Church Counseling by Dr. Bob Kellemen. Read Part One: Caring Carefully, Part Two: The Legal History and Climate, Part Three: Scope of Care, and Part Four: Quality of Care. Dr. Kellemen has … Continue reading

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The Law and Church Counseling: Part Four—Quality of Care

You’re reading Part Four in a blog mini-series on The Law and Church Counseling by Dr. Bob Kellemen. Read Part One: Caring Carefully, Part Two: The Legal History and Climate, and Part Three: Scope of Care. Dr. Kellemen has summarized these posts (with permission … Continue reading

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