These structured CPD programmes are meant for Christians in counselling or teaching positions and equip learners to understand and apply Christian counselling techniques. A certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion.

PROGRAMMES ARE OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING CYCLES

5 February – 15 April
23 April – 30 June
9 July – 19 September
25 September – 30 November

COURSE TITLE FEE
CCOA - Christian Counselling A
  1. Overview of Christian Counselling
  2. Introductory Issues
    1. Changes in Counselling
    2. The Counsellor and Counselling
    3. The Church and Counselling
    4. The Community and Counselling
    5. The Core of Counselling
    6. Legal, Ethical, and Moral Issues
    7. Multicultural Issues in Counselling
  3. Prominent Issues
    1. Depression
    2. Anxiety
    3. Anger
    4. Guilt and Forgiveness
    5. Loneliness
R 1900
CTCA - Crisis and Trauma Counselling A
  1. Traumatology
    1. Definition and Descriptions
    2. The Effects of Trauma
    3. Types of Trauma
    4. Post-Traumatic Responses
    5. A Biblical Perspective on Trauma
R 1900
MCOA - Marriage Counselling A
  1. The marriage covenant
  2. Principles and development of a marriage
  3. Family History, Communication & Conflict
  4. Finances
  5. The role of the community
  6. The sexual relationship
  7. Celebrations & Gifts
  8. The role of the community
  9. Spirituality & marriage
  10. Divorce & remarriage
  11. The marriage counselling process
R 1900
CCOB - Christian Counselling B
  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Interpersonal and Identity Issues
    1. Ethics of Sexuality
    2. Inferiority and self-esteem
    3. Physical illness
    4. Singleness
  3. Control Issues
    1. Mental disorders
    2. Alcohol related disorders
    3. Addictions
    4. Financial counselling
    5. Vocational counselling
R 1900
CTCB - Crisis and Trauma Counselling B
  1. Assessment, Treatment and Interventions
    1. Assessment
    2. Treatment
    3. A Biblically Based Approach to Counselling/Therapy
    4. Crisis Intervention
R 1900
CTAB - Counselling the Adolescent B
  1. Theoretical Concepts of Adolescents and Counselling
  2. Challenges when Counselling the Adolescent
  3. Sex and drugs
  4. The counselling process
  5. Mediation & Contracting
  6. Problem solving and time management
  7. Identity
  8. Forgiveness
  9. Avoiding Counsellor Burnout
R 1900
DMTA – Developmental Theory A
  1. Developmental Psychology
    1. Theoretical Perspectives
    2. Biological Influences
    3. Environmental Influences
    4. Physical Development
    5. Theories of Cognitive Development
    6. Intelligence
    7. Emotional Development
    8. Temperament and Self-concept
    9. Moral Development
    10. Theories of Adult Development
    11. The Roles and Identities of Adulthood
R 1900
HIVB – HIV/AIDS Counselling B
  1. Facts about HIV/AIDS
  2. Prevention and empowerment
  3. HIV/AIDS Counselling
  4. Care and support
  5. Legal, ethical and policy issues
  6. A Biblically Based Systemic Perspective
R 1900
METHOD OF TUITION:

Open-distance (E-Learning)

  • Study letters
  • Study manuals
  • Prescribed reading
  • Video Material (where applicable)
  • Forums

ASSESSMENT:

Formal

  • Bi-weekly Quiz
Continuous
  • Online work
Work-integrated learning
  • Practical work

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
  • Christian Counsellors
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers