2018 Grace Wholeness Counselling Training Course

2018 wct pco

FOR THOSE WANTING TO BECOME LAY VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS

10 Friday mornings 0900-1100 at Grace Riverside starting 19 January

10 Monday evenings 1900-2100 at Grace uMhlanga starting 22 January

The main Wholeness Counselling Training Course runs for ten weeks, covering the Wholeness Counselling Framework which is a Biblically-based model of counselling aiding the journey of Wholeness and spiritual growth. This is a Christ-centred, Biblical model of short-term goal-orientated counselling, where the primary aim is to point people to a right relationship with God. This course also includes basic counselling skills training with practical applications, tools and assessments.

Please note that the 3-session Wholeness Course is a pre-requisite to this course and is available on DVD [R100] with accompanying manual [R50]. The Wholeness Course runs live in terms 2 and 4.

  1. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 1 • Intro • Overview of Wholeness Counselling Framework • Story • Practical triplet work on story • Homework – self assessment

  2. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 2 • Process – emotions, beliefs and behaviours • Thirsts – biggest hurts • Practical triplet work on biggest hurts • Homework – case studies

  3. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 3 • Thirsts • Process • Story • Practical triplet work – case studies • Homework – Samaritan woman – John 4 • God story script – Genesis 1-3

  4. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 4 • Preparation of a counselling session • Visitors, victims and victors • Communication • Self-awareness and feedback • Practical triplet work on emotions • Homework – 2000 word essay

  5. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 5 • Listening • Attending and primary Empathy • Practical triplet work on listening skills • Homework – case studies

  6. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 6 • Handing silence • Probing Questions • Summaries • Advanced Empathy • Practical – creative drawing

  7. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 7 • Confrontation • Resistance and strong emotions • Transference and counter-transference • Projection • Self-disclosure and immediacy • Practical triplet work on immediacy • Homework – study for exams

  8. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 8 • Practical – movie

  9. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 9 • Exam [1 hour]

  10. Wholeness Counselling Training Course – Session 10 • Defense mechanisms • Learning to hear God's voice • Evaluation and endings • Please hear what I am not saying [poem]

WEEKEND PRACTICAL [NOT A GETAWAY BUT INCLUDES MEALS]

• Friday night – group session • Saturday morning – practical assessments

Attendee Types

  • R1,000 – Standard
  • R0 – Repeat - existing counsellor

Optional Add-Ons

  • The Wholeness Course DVD: R100
  • The Wholeness Course Manual: R50
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Event Details

  • January 19
    Friday
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • January 22
    Monday
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm