The Relationships, Marriage and Family Counselling Course is designed to provide the caregiver (pastor, lay and
professional counsellor) with a bio-psycho-social-spiritual understanding of singleness, dating and the choosing of a marriage partner, the marital relationships, family relationships, and relationship breakdown.
It will introduce the student to the theory and theology of couples, marriage and family counselling, and provide an understanding of pre-marital, couples, marriage, family, and divorce counselling from a lay and pastoral perspective.
Lay and pastoral care-givers and counsellors will be equipped with the necessary skills to make an assessment of the marital relationship, assist couples with their marital relationship, understand the causes of divorce and remarriage, understand family issues; assist dysfunctional families, and understand sexuality in relationships.
Christian Counsellors will be able to come alongside people with relationship issues with supportive caregiving and will be able to counsel and do therapy within the boundaries of their training.
On completion of this Course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of issues involved in singleness and choosing a marriage partner
- Express an understanding of marital relationships and marital problems from a Christian counselling perspective
- Make an accurate assessment of the marital relationship
- Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality
- Assist couples with their marital relationship
- Demonstrate an understanding of the causes of divorce and remarriage