The Counselling Skills Modules (I & II) are designed to help the caregiver (pastor, lay-counsellor) understand the basic therapeutic process and how change occurs. It will practically guide the student through all the phases of care giving and equip them with the necessary counselling micro and therapeutic skills for pastoral and lay-counselling.
In this module (CCC1122) the course will emphasize basic theoretical assumptions and the helping relationship. The relationship between the caregiver (pastor, lay-counsellor) and the counsellee is seen as the foundation of therapeutic change. Attention will be given to the basic communication skills needed in establishing an effective helping relationship that would facilitate the client's personal and spiritual growth and development, change or progress towards wholeness in Christ.