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REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY


Basic Training

If you are seeking basic training for ACBC certification only, we have packaged the lectures from our Introduction to Biblical Counseling course and our Marriage and Family Counseling course into one resource entitled Foundations of Biblical Counseling.

* This resource includes a total of 60 hours of lectures along with course notes.
* Admission into an RPTS program is not required.
* There is a one-time fee of $250.
* These lectures are self-paced and may be done in your home at your convenience.
* Once registered, you will receive access to this online training resource.
* Should you later decide to enroll for credit in an RPTS program, this $250 fee would be applied to future tuition payments.

Click here to register for this online course.

Diploma & Degree Programs

If your goals in Biblical counseling extend beyond ACBC certification, we encourage you to consider either our Graduate Theological Studies Diploma or one of our degree programs. We offer counseling concentrations in our Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees.  Admission requirements for these programs and the courses required for each can be found in our online Academic Catalog.

The masters-level programs include six counseling courses. The first three are classroom courses and the second three are hands-on practicums, which include live counseling.

You may apply as an auditor or credit student for the classroom courses without being enrolled in a specific program. Credit students pay $360 per credit, and on-campus auditors pay $99 per course. These three courses may be taken live here in Pittsburgh or as a distance student (for an additional distance learning fee of $55 per credit) if taken in the quarter the course is offered. If you are a credit student and desire to take these three courses via distance education at a time other than the quarter in which it is taught, you must seek the permission of the professor and pay an additional independent study fee of $55 per credit hour in addition to the tuition charge and the distance learning fee.


Contact Us:

OUR STAFF

PROFESSOR KEITH A. EVANS

DIRECTOR OF THE BIBLICAL COUNSELING INSTITUTE

PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING

DR. GEORGE C. SCIPIONE

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF PASTORAL THEOLOGY

SHARON SAMPSON

BIBLICAL COUNSELOR

(412) 731-3000

bci@rpts.edu

WEBSITE:

www.rpts.edu/academics.html

OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
(8am to 5pm)

Counseling Appointments:
Call for Available Hours

What We Offer:

  • Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling Training
  • Online Learning
  • Counseling Services

Calendar:

Introduction to Biblical Counseling:
For 2019FA, the course will take place on Thursdays from 8:00-11:20am
(or via distance learning on your own schedule)
Marriage & Family Counseling:
For 2019WI, the course will take place on Tuesdays from 8:00-11:20am
(or via distance learning on your own schedule)
Advanced Biblical Counseling:
For 2020SP, the course will take place on Fridays from 11:25am to 2:45pm
(or via distance learning on your own schedule)