People who are experiencing misery or suffering often tend to reach out to fellow believers and Christian counsellors for advice and guidance. A basic background knowledge of counselling to better understand the complexity of people, will therefore be of great benefit if you are in the position of lending a helping help.
Presented by with the Centre for Contextual Ministry at the University of Pretoria, the Biblical Counselling for Beginners online course is a first of its kind in Africa to provide aspiring counsellors with training in the basic concepts of involvement, sense-making and the general field of counselling. With the Word of God woven throughout all the modules, you will be able to better serve through active involvement and outreach projects in your community and beyond.
Enterprises University of Pretoria also offers this course in Afrikaans.
After successfully completing the course, you will be able to
- a basic understanding of Biblical counselling
- basic conversational skills, particularly for the counselling context
- skills to understand and employ the Bible within a specific context
- clear guidelines as to the role of a counselling companion, ethics of counselling, boundaries & appropriate referrals
- clear guidelines about referrals, networks, and other resources
This course will introduce you to the possibilities of self-enrichment, and although the course focuses mostly on basic counselling concepts, you will be encouraged to explore the field further and/or continue your studies with four online modules spread across the year.
Religious, Social and Political Studies
Who Should Attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are interested in the world of counselling and outreach, or a professional person in a position that requires intimate engagement with people. If you are a member of a congregation who is seeking to serve through active involvement with people, or gain a better understanding of the complexity of people’s circumstances, you will also benefit greatly from this course.