Pastoral Care and Christian Counselling (hereafter PCCC)

The PCCC is meant for Christians interested or involved in Church related counselling and equips students to understand and apply Christian counselling techniques. The course can furthermore be of great use for professionals working in social care, health care and education sectors such as auxiliary social workers, care workers for the elderly and/or children, matrons, nurses and teachers. The counselling techniques covered in the course pertain to self-awareness, anger, anxiety, depression, marriage and family relationships, crisis and trauma situations and adolescents.

Subjects can be completed individually or as the PCCC course. A certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion.

COURSE TITLE DATE FEE
Basic Christian Counselling A
Equips Christian caregivers to be effective helpers by developing active listening and empathy skills.
5 Feb – 15 April
9 July – 16 Sept
R 1900
Basic Christian Counselling B
Equips Christian caregivers with basic knowledge and skills to deal with grief, anger management, depression, loneliness, anxiety and other.
23 April – 30 June
25 Sept – 30 Nov
R 1900
Biblical Studies A
Equips Christians to read the Bible in a meaningful way with the ability to apply Biblical truths to life.
5 Feb – 15 April
9 July – 16 Sept
R 1900
Biblical Studies B
Guides Christians in a study of the life and work of Jesus Christ and what it means for our daily lives. Learning to teach others and follow Jesus.
23 April – 30 June
5 Sept – 30 Nov
R 1900
Crisis & Trauma Counselling A
Crisis and trauma always result in loss. How do we deal with severe losses? This subject equips trauma counsellors with understanding the trauma and loss process and how it impacts people’s lives.
5 Feb – 15 April
9 July – 16 Sept
R 1900
Crisis & Trauma Counselling B
Equips trauma and emergency works with basic knowledge and skills to handle trauma situations and debrief victims.
23 April – 30 June
25 Sept – 30 Nov
R 1900
Marriage Counselling A
Enable counsellors to comprehend marriage as a covenant and to apply Biblical principles when dealing marital issues.
5 Feb – 15 April
9 July – 16 Sept
R 1900
HIV/AIDS Counselling B
Knowledge and insight in this life-threatening illness could make all the difference in how you counsel a person living with HIV/Aids.
23 April – 30 June
25 Sept – 30 Nov
R 1900
Developmental Theory A
Focuses on the developmental stages from conception to adulthood.
5 Feb – 15 April
9 July – 16 Sept
R 1900
Counselling the Adolescent B
Provides youth workers with insight and skills to deal with typical issues presented by adolescents.
23 April – 30 June
25 Sept – 30 Nov
R 1900
Luke 10 Transformation A
Learning how to adopt a lifestyle of following Jesus every day every where you go. This prayer, care & share course is based on Jesus’ sending of the seventy two disciples in Luke 10.
5 Feb – 15 April
9 July – 16 Sept
R 600
Luke 10 Transformation B
Learning how to teach others to do Luke 10 Transformation (L-10-T) practically. This course has a learning and practical teaching component. This course is the foundation of becoming an L-10-T Master Trainer.
23 April – 30 June
25 Sept – 30 Nov
R 600
METHOD OF TUITION:

Open-distance (E-Learning)

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

ASSESSMENT:

Formal

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Grade 8 or equivalent
  • Age exemption 25 years and older

International applicants: International student admission entails a separate process. Please contact Ms A van Staden, The Registrar, for more information – antoinette@icp.org.za


SUBJECTS AND SYLLABI

CCOA - Christian Counselling A Semester 1 +- 120 hours
  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

CCOB - Christian Counselling B Semester 2 +- 120 hours
  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
    • Mental disorders
    • Alcohol related disorders
    • Addictions
    • Financial counselling
    • Vocational counselling

MCOA - Marriage Counselling A Semester 1 +- 120 hours
  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

CTAB - Counselling the Adolescent B Semester 2 +- 120 hours
  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

CTCA - Crisis and Trauma Counselling A Semester 1 +- 120 hours
  1. Assessment, Treatment and Interventions
    1. Assessment
    2. Treatment
    3. A Biblically Based Approach to Counselling/Therapy
    4. Crisis Intervention

BIBA – Biblical Studies A Semester 1 +- 120 hours
  1. Exegesis (Bible Interpretations)
  2. Luke 10 Transformation

BIBB – Biblical Studies B Semester 2 +- 120 hours
  1. Exegesis (Bible Interpretations)
  2. The Gospels
  3. Luke 10 Transformations

DMTA – Developmental Theory A Semester 1 +- 120 hours
  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

HIVB – HIV/AIDS Counselling B Semester 2 +- 120 hours
  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