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Course 5: Biblical Trauma Counselling

Outcomes of the course
   ~   Knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of Biblical trauma counselling.
   ~   Growth in character.

Learning area

  • Learning area 1: Childhood trauma
    Biblical counselling to adults (18+) who were traumatized in their childhood by their parents/guardians or other people/events
  • Learning area 2: Sexual trauma
    Biblical counselling to adults who have been sexually traumatized (e.g. by rape, sexual harassment, sexual addiction, etc.)
  • Learning area 3: Acute trauma
    A Biblical method of defusing and debriefing adult individuals and groups with recent acute crises (e.g. vehicle collisions, accidents, natural disasters, robbery, detainment, sudden death of a loved one)
  • Learning area 4: Chronic trauma
    Biblical counselling to adults who suffer chronic trauma due to permanent losses like prolonged illnesses (cancer, HIV Aids, etc.), handicaps, poverty, joblessness, energy shortages, singleness (e.g. unmarried, divorced, widowhood, widower-hood), ageing, destructive relationships, etc.

Methodology

  • Introduction to learning areas.
  • Reflecting on learning areas.
  • Study of prescribed literature (1,000 pages)
  • Four home counsellings, written reports and assessment.

 

Prescribed reading
The Bible
ABBO Courses 1, 2 & 3
ABBO
Leerarea 1
Changes That Heal: How to Understand Your Past to Ensure a Healthier Future.  Part II & III
Cloud, H  1996
Brain Science, Emotional Trauma, and the God Who is with Us.
Part III, IV & V.  www.kclehman.com (Download from Internet)
Lehman, KC & Lehman, C
The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure & Confident Child using the Science of Attachment. Preface, Introduction, Chapter 1 & 2
Newton, RP 2008 
Recovering From Child Abuse.
Powlison, D  2008
Recommended Reading
Trauma Counselling.  Chapter 3, 4 & 5.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coetzer, W  2010
Trauma and Recovery: From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. Chapter 4 & 5
Herman, JL 2001
Ouer-verwerping in Kinderjare. MA-Dissertation. Potchefstroom: NWU Pieterse, ME  2006
Walls of my Heart.
Thompson, B & B  1988
Learning area 2
The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Allender, DB  2008
Healing Victims of Sexual Abuse
Sandford, P  2009
Recommended Reading
Walking with Wounded Children.  White River: Petra Institute.
Coetzee, D  2011
Rape, Molesting and Incest.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coetzer, W  2009
Various Manuals. Lamb Ministries.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cronje, F  2007
Shelter from the Storm: Hope for Survivors of sexual abuse. Kubitin, C & Mallory, J  2002
Counselling Survivors of Sexual Abuse Langberg, Diane 2003
The Broken Image: Restoring Sexual Wholeness through Healing Prayer. Payne, Leanne  1997
Sexual Assault: Healing Steps for Victims Powlison, D 2010
No More Hurting: Life beyond Sexual Abuse. Purdie, G 2004
Learning area 3
Who I Am in Christ
Anderson, NT 2001
Defusing and Debriefing.  Chapter 1 & 2 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coetzer, W  2007
It's not Fair: Finding Hope when Times are Tough
Mack, WA & Howard, D 2008
Recommended Reading
Healing for Trauma in the South African Context
Retief, Y  2005
Defusing & Debriefing.  www.helpstartshere.org
Weaver, JD 2007
Learning area 4
Down But Not Out: How to Get Up when Life Knocks you Down
Mack, W  2005
Why Me? Comfort for the Victimized.
Powlison, D  2003
The Vale of Tears: Experiencing Growth through Loss.
Weston, R  2009
Recommended Reading
A Nouthetic Approach to Healing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Fried, A  2011
The Neurophysiology of Dissociation & Chronic Disease.
www.researchgate.net/publication/11951118
Scaer, RC  2001
Understanding Your Grief: Journal
www.griefnet.org/library/reviews/u/understandingyourR.html
Wolfeldt, AD  2004
Living with Chronic Pain and Illness
Yerkes, MJ


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Entry Requirement: ABBO Course 3

Qualification: A certificate is awarded after successful completion of Course 5

Duration of course:  One year

Contact sessions: 5 Saturday contact sessions. 08:00 - 15:00. CALENDAR

Venue:  Radio Pulpit Conference Hall, 42 Jacobus Street, Kilner Park, PRETORIA

Study leader:  Dr Vorster Combrink

Registration:  ABBO - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Website

  •     Complete entry form
  •     Pay Deposit of R1500.00
  •     Use NAME and SURNAME as reference
  •     Fax / e-mail completed entry form and R1500 proof-of-payment slip to ABBO

Tuition fees
Total:          R7000.00
Deposit:      R1500.00
The balance of R5500.00 is payable as, 

  •     Once off payment at registration
  •     10 x R550.00 payments, deposited directly or electronic fund transfer
  •     Fax deposit slip after every payment


Contact details

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