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We aim to equip individuals to be trained counsellors and people-helpers through a systematic training program in Christian Counselling.

Participants are encouraged to go for accreditation with the Association of Christian Counsellors, South Asia.

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Introduction to Biblical Counselling
Participants will be equipped to be people helpers.

Suitable for
Those who have a heart to reach out to the hurting
Those who are new to counselling
Those who want to find out if counselling is their calling

Course Content
• Biblical Basis of Counselling • Basics of Counselling • Biblical Understanding of Personality • Self-image & Self-Esteem • Counselling Model • Counselling Skills • Application Areas •

Duration

15 hours over 2 or 3 days.

Advanced Biblical Counselling – Level 1
Accredited by the Association of Christian Counsellors – South Asia.
Participants will be equipped for involvement in counselling ministry and for accreditation.
Suitable for
Those who have done IBC or any introductory course in counselling
Those who are involved in the counselling ministry and seeking accreditation
Bible College graduates who want to specialize in the counselling ministry
Graduates from Psychology, Social Work or related courses wanting to learn more specifically about Christian Counselling.

Course Content
• Origin of Personal Problems • Counselling in Context of Local Church • Relationship to Spiritual Gifts and Healing • Psychosomatic Illnesses • Mood Disorders • Counselling Attitudes • Ethical Issues in Counselling •
Duration
50 hours over 6 days.

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Advanced Biblical Counselling – Level 2
Accredited by the Association of Christian Counsellors – South Asia.
Participants will be equipped to join a Christian Counselling Team, to have counselling practice and for further accreditation.
Suitable for
Those who have completed ACC level 1 and accumulated 100 hours of practical counselling
Those who intend to become a member of a Christian counselling team
Those who want to pursue a career in counselling

Course Content for Module 1
• 5-Circle Model • Advanced counselling skills • Peer counselling • Self care • Ethics • Prayer counselling
• Legal Aspects of Counselling • Case Analysis • Case Studies •

Course Content for Module 2
• Marriage Counselling • Family Counselling • Legal Aspects of Family • Debt Counselling • Grief Counselling • Biblical Understanding of Suffering • Secular Theories and Approaches • Spiritual Oppression and Deliverance • Legal Aspects of Mental Health • Biblical Understanding of Sexuality • Supervision •
Duration
Module 1 – 70 hours over 8 days, Module 2 – 50 hours over 7 days and 80 hours of assignments.

Advanced Biblical Counselling – Level 3
Accredited by the Association of Christian Counsellors – South Asia.
Participants will be equipped to build proficiency in counselling and to be specialists.
Suitable for
Those who have completed ACC level 2 and accumulated 200 hours of practical counselling
Those who want to pursue a career in counselling
Those who want to specialize in specific concern areas

Course Content for Module 1
• Spiritual Health • Emotional Health • Sex and Sexuality • Social Systems • Crisis • Other Schools of Thought • Ethics and the Law •
Course Content for Module 2:
• 5 Circle Theory • Social Systems • Mental Health • Personality Disorders • Depression • Counselling Practice
Course Content for Module 3
• Crisis • Addictions • Care and Counselling Skills • Group Therapy • Eating Disorders • Abuse • Life Stages • Group Supervision
Duration
Module 1 – 60 hours over 7 days, Module 2 – 60 hours over 7 days, Module 3 – 60 hours over 7 days and 120 hours of field work and assignments.

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