Doctor of Philosophy Christian Counselling



The primary purpose of the Christian Counselling training program is to offer Christian Counselling education through distance learning. These programs enable students to develop a personal framework for counselling through integration of the Biblical Scriptures and critically study of various counseling modalities that will meet the needs of people spiritually, therapeutically, emotionally, and educationally.

The course materials are extensive and detailed, yet user friendly and solution focused. Beginning with the basics and progressing into more advanced levels you are learning more complicated and/or difficult issues. Qualified Tutors and Mentors are available daily and assist students with their study programs, time management, study skills, motivation techniques, and other areas that are important to academic success.

The flexibility of the courses makes it possible to learn a single new counselling skill or build up credits to apply for a formal qualification. Students successfully completing the course will be able to:

- Describe the role of a Christian Counsellor and what counsellors do.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Biblical & Counseling skills required to conduct counselling.
- Apply practical skills in counselling situations.
- Have specialized knowledge about people, groups, family, society and cultures that relates to Christian Counselling.
- Be skilled and knowledgeable in Christian Counselling and understanding of various basic counselling modalities.


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Note: The enrolment requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy Christian Counselling Program is the completion of the Master of Christian Counselling or having been granted the status of a Master of Christian Counselling qualification through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The Doctor of Philosophy Christian Counselling Program requires completion of 72 Credits and is based on an extensive research work related to the discovery or introduction of findings due to extensive research in an area. Doing a dissertation means that instead of knowledge and information being presented and following a prescribed route for answering questions, candidates are thrust into an active role of managing an investigation into a topic area. This means researching and discovering things for themselves. They must set their own targets and parameters, pose their own central research questions and decide on the appropriate sources of information to support the research. It therefore requires the use of the higher-level cognitive skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Candidates may choose an area of interest to them within the scope of course title. A thesis is an individual effort and the candidate, academic tutor and the course professor will work together on constructing an approved topic (research question) and methodologies. The Doctor of Philosophy Christian Counselling Program has a minimum of two years before the qualification certificate can be issued. The maximum learning duration is normally three years.