Training Opportunities

In-Depth Training Seminars

Training Seminars are designed to give you, as a pastor/counselor/lay counselor, the tools to begin applying Biblical principles to identify and resolve couples/individuals problems.  The week (Monday through Friday) includes approximately 32 hours of instruction and 6-8 hours of observing counseling. The seminars are held at our office in Colorado Springs, CO.

Pre-requisites for the training: 1) have attended a Caring for the Heart Seminar; OR viewed the Rekindling Marital Intimacy series with your spouse, or if single, by yourself; and 2) completed the Biblical Concepts Counseling Workbook.  We also ask that you be willing to be counseled in front of the group at the training seminar.

In-Depth Training Seminar dates are listed on this website under the heading “Conference Schedule.”  Attendance at the Seminars is by application.  To request an application, cost and further information, please email us at caringfortheheart@msn.com or phone the office at 719-572-5550.  Seminars are limited to 26 people and couples are encouraged to attend together.

Internship Program Training

Our Internship Program offers counselor training through observing couples who are being counseled in our office by John Regier.  In an adjacent room, the counseling sessions are viewed on tv monitors and heard through headphones

This method of training has proven very effective since those observing actual cases can learn from specific problems the couples struggle with.  Occasionally, the interns provide encouragement and support to the counselees.  Every intern is required to sign a confidentiality statement.

Pre-requisites for the internship program: 1) studied the Biblical Concepts Counseling Manual; 2) viewed the Rekindling Marital Intimacy series with your spouse, or if single, by yourself; and 3) completed the Biblical Concepts Counseling Workbook.

Requirements to complete the program: 1) observe the counseling of 10 cases; and 2) write a summary paper on each case observed (an outline for the paper will be provided).

The Internship Program is available during the weeks that John Regier is counseling and is flexible in nature-cases do not need to be viewed during consecutive weeks. Involvement in the program is by application.  To request an application, cost and further information, please email us at caringfortheheart@msn.com or phone the office at 719-572-5550. Intern room capacity is 8-12 persons per counseling session.