Lay Counseling

Lay Counseling Certificate Course for learning Christian lay counseling skills.  Check out CounselCare Connection’s Church Lay Counseling Training Program!

Do you like helping people?
Do you often find yourself in situations with people in emotional, personal or relational crisis or transitions? Maybe you are a gifted encourager, caring helper or lay counselor.
You may encounter people with problems who often ask you for help and guidance. You may receive emails or questions from individuals who are going through difficulties and relationship issues.
Because of your desire to counsel and guide individuals – you may be seeking  a deeper understanding of people and the skills to be a more effective people helper in your church or organization.
At CounselCare Connection, P.C. we now offer the Lay Counseling Training Certificate Course. This course can now be completed  by reading the NEW expanded manual, listening to the Lay Counselor Training Seminar on audio CDs (approx. 4.5 hours) by Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC and Steve Yeschek, LCSW presented at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois.

laycnslgHere are the resources included in CounselCare Connnection’s Program for Lay Counselors:
1. Expanded (142 pgs.) and updated manual for Lay Counselor Training “How to Help Those Who are Hurting”
2. Audio Learning CDs: 5 lay counseling training audio CDs  with Steve Yeschek, LCSW and Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC.
3. One (one hour) domestic violence audio CD presentation and hand-outs by Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, Domestic Violence Advocate. Presented at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference in New York.
4. Lay Counselor Certificate awarded upon completion of application, final exam, statement of faith and recommendation from a pastor or ministry leader.

Learn R.E.A.L. helping skills to… Reach, Encourage, Assist and Lead hurting people or those in crisis.

CounselCare Connection’s Lay Counselor Training Course will answer these questions and more.
….How can I help someone in crisis?

….What will help me overcome the fear I have about helping?

….How can I identify when someone needs more help than I can give?

….How can I demonstrate empathy and know when to refer?

….What is the Christian counseling process and how does it differ from secular psychology?

Learn specific helping steps for and when to refer those with:

  • Addictions
  • Crisis and Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Anger
  • Child Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Conflict
  • Marriage
  • Suicide
  • Teen and Children issues

Once the final exam is successfully completed – you will receive the Lay Counselor Certificate
Pay for course below or Email Lynette Hoy , NCC, LCPC with any questions or to place your credit card order by phone:  630.368.1880.

REAL Helping Skills
Encourage with Hope and Scriptures
Assist with Truth Key Questions
Lead with Resources
When to Refer Severity of Symptoms
Legal & Ethical Concerns
How would you define Christian counseling?
What are the Goals Christian Counseling?
Christian Counseling vs. Secular Psychology Summary

Instructions for use of the Lay Counseling Training curriculum:

The lay counseling program and manual includes the necessary material students need for their personal study. The Audio CDs include presentations from the Lay Counseling seminar held in Oak Park, Illinois at Calvary Memorial Church with speakers: Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC and Steve Yeschek, LCSW.

Lay Counseling Training CDs: Teaches how lay counselors can effectively intervene, support and refer hurting people family members, friends or church attendees who are struggling with personal and relational issues and/or may be in crisis. Presentation includes “R.E.A.L.” helping skills. How to: Reach; Encourage; Assist and Lead people in crisis.
It is recommended that the student divide his or her study time into eight sessions covering the following material from the curriculum:
Session one: Lay Counseling Goals, Objectives and Qualifications.
Session two: Central Issues of Helping: Part one- Reach with Discernment (overview of symptoms for emotional and mental health issues).
Session three: Encourage with Hope, Assist with Truth, Lead with Resources.
Session four: Write out case scenarios in lay counseling manual and practice applying the REAL helping skills.
Session five: When to refer, Severity of Symptoms, Children and Teens, Crisis Situations.
Session six: Legal and Ethical Concerns/guidelines, Christian Counseling, Policies and Guidelines for Lay Counselors.
Session seven: Overcoming the Darkness of Domestic Violence presentation.
Session eight:  Review confidentiality, skills and referral resources. Complete exam.

Order this course by calling Lynette Hoy at 708.341.5438, to pay by credit card through Pay Pal. You will be paying CounselCare Connection, P.C.

$300.00 plus shipping and handling

CounselCare Connection, P.C.
1200 Harger Rd., Suite 602, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Read about the Church Lay Counseling Curriculum!