Adolescent Counselling Training

This course focuses on developing specific skills to assist adolescents through what can be a confusing, challenging and emotionally taxing stage of life. It is most relevant to teachers, educators, and lay counsellors working with youth in schools or religious institutions.

  • Gain knowledge and skills to support adolescents through this stage of development; and explore critical issues including: peer groups, depression, self-mutilation and suicide.

  • Explore Counselling methods and relevant theories applicable to working with adolescents.

Advanced Legal Training for Mediators

Open to delegates who have completed an Accredited Mediation Course.

  • Understand relevant legislation, terminology and case law relating to divorce and family mediation, making them more well-rounded mediators.

  • This course is also a requirement of a non-legally trained mediator aiming to become accredited

Advanced Psychology Training for Mediators

Open to delegates who have completed an Accredited Mediation Course.

  • Understand psychological aspects of dealing with clients and their children in separation and divorce situations

  • They will have a deeper knowledge of the effects of divorce on adults and children, attachment theory, personality disorders, among others

  • This course is an accreditation requirement for mediators who do not hold a degree in psychology or social work

Anger Management Training

This course provides counsellors with knowledge and skills to work with clients who need anger management.

  • A theoretical and practical understanding of working with clients who need anger management;

  • Understand limitations and when to refer;

  • Insight into and how to recognise triggers, signs of anger and how to manage anger using stress management skills and calming techniques

  • Gain an understanding of Emotional Intelligence;

  • Explore strategies for managing difficult situations pertaining to anger through psycho-education role plays;

  • Understand anger and the physical effects on the body including the biological stress response

Basic Counselling Skills Training

This course focuses on developing basic practical and theoretical knowledge of counselling skills; it is based on Egan’s Counselling Model.

This includes: Self-awareness, individual and family development through the life cycle, communication and conflict, problem management, marriage, divorce, single parenting, remarriage and bereavement.

  • Acquire the knowledge of concepts and skills required for basic support counselling;

  • Acquire a basic knowledge of human and family development, healthy family life, marriage, divorce, step-families, loss, grief and referral skills;

  • Acquire a deeper understanding of one’s self

Couple Counselling Skills Training

This course focuses on theoretical and practical skills for couple counselling, including: theories on relationships, relationship breakdowns, intervention strategies and specific skills for use when working with couples.

  • Understand some of the major theoretical concepts underpinning marriage counselling, drawing on various theoretical paradigms;

  • Acquire knowledge of couple counselling techniques based on a number of theories through didactic input and experiential learning processes e.g. interactive group discussions and role plays.

Divorce and Family Mediation Training

This course offers Mediation skills and strategies for family and divorce mediation. This is a 50 hour course for attorneys, advocates, social workers, psychologists, social and corporate counsellors, clergy, volunteers, lay counsellors and allied professionals. The course includes the legal, cultural, psychological and financial implications of divorce and includes: mediation skills, counselling and conflict resolution.
 

  • Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the following aspects of the mediation process:

  • Self-Awareness; Ethical Considerations; Co-mediation;

  • Mediation Skills and Strategies/Power Imbalances;

  • Effects of Divorce on Adults and Children; Financial Implications of Divorce;

  • Legal Aspects of Marriage and Divorce, including cultural customs and traditional practices;

  • Writing a Memorandum of Understanding;

  • Ethical Issues; Co-Mediation

Grief Counselling Training

The grief counselling training focuses on learning to understand one’s own experience of loss, the stages and process of mourning, and the role of the counsellor in enabling clients to work through the grief and mourning process.

Understand the critical aspects of grief and the grieving process including types of loss; symptoms of grief; tasks of mourning; determinants of grief; impact of a sudden loss; secondary loss issues; phases of grief; the stages
children go through when grieving, childhood developmental stages in relation to grief and supporting the bereaved child; guidelines and various theories of grief counselling; the importance of rituals in grieving.

 

  • Acquire self-awareness in relation to grief.

  • Gain insight into cultural diversity and bereavement norms

Prepare & Enrich

Marriage Prep & Enrichment Training

This internationally recognised training is for counsellors and clergy who work with premarital or married couples. Prepare/Enrich offers counsellors tools that facilitate the couple’s awareness of their relationship strengths and growth areas by focusing on 12 aspects of relationships.

  • Acquire knowledge and skills in the following exercises, which are

  • also the goals of the 4-session programme:

  • Explore strength and growth areas; Strengthen communication

  • skills

  • Identify and manage major stressors

  • Resolve conflict using the Ten Step Model

  • Develop a more balanced relationship; Explore family of origin

  • issues

  • Discuss financial planning and budgeting

  • Establish personal, couple and family goals

Trauma Containment Training

We use a combined model which assists the traumatised person to contain and master a specific event to minimise contamination of their entire lives. A specific training course is offered to Human Resource personnel in the industry, which focuses on defusing the initial trauma. The course covers counselling and communication skills, development of self-awareness and an understanding of trauma and the containment process.

  • Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of stress and trauma

  • Enhance trauma counselling and containment skills

School Education Programmes

We offer various school enrichment programs called Education for Living.

  • The goal of the Education for Living Programme is to provide young people with the knowledge to make good choices in their own lives and the skills to create healthy relationships with themselves, their families, their friends and the opposite sex.

  • Through interactive workshops including the use of training tools such as charts, role plays, group discussions and sometimes video footage, we aim to empower young people in the decisions they will have to make both
    in the present and in the future.

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Corner Cardigan & Crescent Rd

Parkwood, Johannesburg

2193