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Course 6: Biblical counselling with children and their parents

Outcomes of the course
On completion of Course 6 the student must be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge/Insight regarding
    • a Biblical counselling method with children and their parents/guardians
    • the four learning areas

  2. Skilled in
    • the application of a Biblical counselling method to the learning areas
    • reporting on the above practical counselling

  3. Character growth in
    • humility
    • love
    • trustworthiness
    • spiritual maturity

Learning areas
Course 6 includes four learning areas focusing on counselling to children and their parents/guardians during:

  • Pregnancy - 03 years (pre-natal, baby & toddler phases)
  • 03 - 07 years (infant phase)
  • 07 - 12 years (child & puberty phase)
  • 12 - 18 years (adolescence)

Methodology

  • Introduction to four learning areas and class discussions.
  • Play
  • Study of prescribed literature (1,500 pages).
  • Four home counselling projects, a written report on each counselling project and subsequently assessment of fellow student's reports.
  • Reflection on the learning experience of each of the four learning areas (learning journals).

 

Prescribed reading
The Bible
ABBO Course 1, 2 & 3
ABBO
Learning area 1: Pregnancy - 03 years
The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure & Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory. Introduction, Chapter 1 & 2 (available in electronic format from Vorster Combrink)
Newton, RP  2008
The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising a Family. Chapter 3 & 4
Peace, M & Scott, SW  2010
What every Parent Needs to Know.
Sunderland, M 2007
Getting to the Heart of Parenting. DVD. CDR Communication.
Session 5 & 6
Tripp, PD  2009
Recommended reading
Nurturing Children in the Lord.
Fennema, J  1980
Koester Jou Kleuter
Richardson, A  2005
Sodat My Kind kan Glo.
Theunissen, A 1983
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands.
Tripp, PD 2002
Die Ontwikkelingsfases van Jou Kind.
van Zyl, L  2007
Learning area 2: 03 - 07 years
The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to raising a Family. Chapter 5
Peace, M & Scott, SW  2010
Getting to the Heart of Parenting. DVD. CDR Communication.
Session 5 & 6
Tripp, PD  2009
Shepherding a Child's Heart.  Chapter 1 - 15
Tripp, T  2005
Recommended reading
Kweek Gesonde Gesag.
Britz, H  2008
Play Therapy with Abused Children. Cattanach, A  2004
Walking with Wounded Children. White River: Petra College. Coetsee, D  2011
Boundaries with Kids. Cloud, H & Townsend, J  1998
Play Therapy. Landreth, G  1991
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands. Tripp, PD 2002
Shepherding a Child's Heart: Parent's Handbook Tripp, T  2001
Die Ontwikkelingsfases van Jou Kind. van Zyl, L  2007
Learning area 3: 07 - 12 years
Give Them Grace: Dazzling your Kids with the Love of Jesus.
Fitzpatrick, M & Thompson, J  2011
What the Bible Says About Parenting: God's Plan for Rearing Your Child.
MacArthur, J  2000
Getting to the Heart of Parenting. DVD. CDR Communication.
Session 7 & 8
Tripp, PD  2009
Shepherding a Child's Heart.  Chapter 16 - 17
Tripp, T  2005
Recommended reading
Boundaries with Kids.
Cloud, H & Townsend, J  2011
Christian Counselling: A Comprehensive Guide.  Chapter 13.
Collins, GR  2007
Counselling Children. Geldard, K & Geldard, D  2013
Your Family God's Way: Developing Sustainable Relationships in the Home. Mack, WA  1991
Die Ontwikkelingsfases van Jou Kind. van Zyl, L  2007
Learning area 4 : 12 - 18 years
Family Driven Faith: Doing What it Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God
Baucham, V  2007
Getting to the Heart of Parenting. DVD. CDR Communication.
Session 9 & 10
Tripp, PD  2009
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens.
Tripp, PD  2001
Shepherding a Child's Heart. Chapter 18 - 19.
Tripp, T  2005
Recommended reading
Christian Counselling: A Comprehensive Guide.  Chapter 14.
Collins, GR  2007
The Adolescent.
Gouws, E & Kruger, N & Burger, S  2000
Getting Grip: The Heart of Anger. Handbook for Teens.
Priolo, L  2007
A tot Z van Ouerskap: Net wat Jy Nodig het om Jou Tiener Suksesvol Groot te Maak.
Seale, R  2007
Hoe om Jou Lewe te Verwoes voor Jy 16 is.
Smith, J  2008


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Entry Requirement: ABBO Course 3

Qualification: A certificate is awarded after successful completion of Course 6

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

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  •     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


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