I feel like this course was a great investment for me even though I work in the non-religious private sector and non-counseling/psychology field. It helped add a depth to my Bible studies that I would not have considered. In this foundations and practice course, Dr. Gary Barnes gradually makes the transition from the Biblical foundation into the counseling practice. That’s where the name of the course comes from. Initially, I took this course to prepare myself to develop software for counselors, but I walked away with so much more. In my opinion, the intensity of this course is equivalent to an undergraduate 2000-3000 level course (1 semester hour) with 12 hours of videos and maybe 24 hours of required and recommended readings. However, you can spend significantly more time in this course if you enjoy taking rabbit trails to learn about related subjects. This course is a good mix of theory and practice, covering a blend of theology, devotional, counseling, and psychology themes. This course also uses a lot of examples, gives many definitions, and explains different frameworks. The tables and charts that are linked to the course helped me understand how specific psychological themes are similar or compatible with theological themes, for example, the links between soteriology (the study of the doctrine of salvation) and developmental psychology. In addition to being directly linked to about 60 unique Logos resources, this course is also heavily integrated with the Logos Factbook. Because of its integration with the Logos Factbook, you will have a more immersive experience with a larger package of Logos (with an emphasis on the academic journals) than with the free version. I spent about 10% of my time following rabbit trails within my academic journals.