Vision


The Couple and Family Counseling Course is designed with a biblical perspective to help train and equip students in systemic theory and practice for healthy lifestyle changes. The course gives a historical development of systemic family therapy to better equip students in the use of various therapeutic tools for effective ministry. Systemic approaches to counseling combined with sensitivity to the Holy Spirit provide a powerful tool to disciple individuals, couples, and families. Building healthy families help to build healthy societies.

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SCHOOL INFORMATION


Dates

September – December, 2019

Costs

$4,395 (US) for tuition, food & housing. Some developing nationalities can apply for partial scholarships (check here).

Languages

English

Prerequisites

Completion of DTS and outreach.

AND

Foundations for Counseling Ministry school (FCM), or a Family Ministry school (FMS), a Family Studies school (FFS), or other approved counseling school.

TOPICS


Systems theory and practice
Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Coaching Model Seminar
Post Modern Family Therapy

Outreach


The outreach practicum is a 10 to 12 week supervised internship in Indianapolis, Indiana with Open Hand Ministry. Students would have opportunity to observe sessions with a licensed family therapist, and have opportunity to do counseling when appropriate with supervision.

Students would also participate in recovery groups such as AA and other training opportunities.

George & Shellie Counts


George & Shellie are from Georgia, USA. They’ve been married for 47 years and have two adult children, who are happily married and have given us to beautiful grandchildren. Before YWAM, George spent 23 years managing a family owned automotive service facility. Shellie owned and managed three restaurants and businesses.

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Accreditation


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.  Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.