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Event Details - An introduction to Christian Counselling approaches to common social/emotional/spiritual issues

Title: An introduction to Christian Counselling approaches to common social/emotional/spiritual issues
Type of Activity: Online Event
Objective of Course / Workshop:

An introduction of the essential skills and knowledge required by Christian workers to apply theological insights into pastoral counselling. Specifically, a Christian counselling approach is considered applicable to common spiritual issues of such as rejection, forgiveness, identity and self-acceptance.


Course / Workshop Outline:

A] Critique Christian counselling (30 min)

B] Apply Christian counselling approach in a counselling setting (30 min)

C] Questions and Reflection (30 min)

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:
  1. Analyse and critique the Christian counselling approach
  2. Identify the unique benefits associated with the Christian counselling approach
  3. Clarify specific client needs and issues and agreed desired changes to be addressed
  4. Work with client to explore how redemption is central to a Christian worldview
  5. Apply Christian counselling to a range of spiritual issues
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of Christian counselling in responding to client needs

A short assessment consisting of multiple choice questions and a personal reflection is required by participants seeking OPD points

Start/End Date: 13/03/2019 to 13/03/2019
Time: 19:30:00 - 21:00:00
Presenter / Provider: aifc (Australian Institute of Family Counselling)
Contact Name: Steve Poisat
Contact Phone: +61413613889
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Registered Training Organisation RTO Provider Code 88037

aifc offers vocational training in counselling. Our training programs are contextualised to reflect our Christian perspective and focus. aifc courses offer a comprehensive and balanced approach to counselling training that effectively incorporates theology, psychology and spirituality. Based on a firm biblical foundation, you will learn the highest standards of ethics, professionalism and accountability in counselling.

A number of internationally renowned ministry leaders and psychology and counselling experts have influenced the content of aifc’s courses, including Mark McMinn (Professor of Psychology at George Fox University), Gerald Corey (Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton) and Murray Bowen (Pioneer of Family Therapy). Our trainers and assessors are all registered counsellors and experienced professionals in their field.


Address: Online
Address 2:
State: Nation-wide
Parking: No
Is there disability parking and entry? No
Are meals included with this event? No
If yes, what meals?
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $50
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Upon completion of the registration form, you will be emailed a link that you can use to log into the online event. If you are participating for OPD points you will also receive a link for the short assessment that needs to be completed after the event.

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