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|ACC National||Foundations in Pastoral Care||ACC||Zoom||Thursdays on 11, 18 & 25 May, 8, 15 & 22 June 2023, 19:00 – 21:00|| A 6-week online course that supports the development of firm foundations for the practical provision of pastoral care with others. The course is led by experienced ACC trainers who will guide you through interactive teaching and facilitate activities that give practical experience of core pastoral care skills. This will give a safe space to share experiences, be inspired by others and grow in your God-given ministry, supported by scripture, prayer and personal reflection.
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|ACC National||Internalised Other Interviewing: Interviewing parts, problems and emotions||ACC||Zoom||Monday 12 June 2023, 10:00 – 16:30|| Internalised Other Interviewing (IOI) comes from the field of systemic family therapy, specifically Narrative Therapy where a client may be interviewed as if they were a family member, friend, or a younger part-of-self, a problem or an emotion. The day will include teaching on the concept of IOI, history, development and applications. There will be examples from clinical work, demonstrations and opportunity to practise this intervention with colleagues in a safe environment.
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|ACC National||Developing Quality Relationships in Churches and Communities||ACC||Zoom||Monday 12 June 2023, 19:00 – 21:00||This 2-hour online workshop aims to enable all members of church to explore the development of quality relationships from a Christian perspective, considering the call to follow Jesus, the command to love one another and participate in God’s mission of reconciliation. For more information, click here. Click here to book|
|ACC National||Externalising the Problem: An intervention that helps clients separate from their problems||ACC||Zoom||Saturday 24 June 2023, 10:00 – 16:30|| Externalisation comes from the school of Narrative Therapy. This is a creative and dynamic intervention that enables clients to gain distance or separation from their difficulties. When gaining an increased sense of agency or control clients see what they are doing to allow the problem and what they can do to reduce or distance the problem’s affect. The training will include theory, clinical examples, demonstrations and an opportunity to practise and sharpen your externalising skills.
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|ACC National||Supporting and managing the risk of individuals who are self-harming or experiencing suicidal ideation||ACC||Zoom||Friday 7 July 2023, 10:00 – 15:30|| This CPD training will help participants to reflect on their own reactions to self-harm and suicidal ideation before considering some of the common reasons for self-harming behaviour and suicidal ideation in today’s society. A detailed explanation of how to respond sensitively to client disclosures of self-harm or suicidal ideation, whilst comprehensively assessing and managing the risk that these disclosures bring with them, is a key focus of the day. Participants will learn how to complete a thorough risk assessment and develop a ‘Staying Safe Plan’, which can be used in their own areas of work and ministry. Ethical issues around professional confidentiality and duty of care will also be explored.
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|ACC National||Guidelines for Good Practice in Pastoral Care||ACC||Zoom||Date to be confirmed||This 2-hour workshop is to enable individuals, churches and Christian organisations involved in the ministry of pastoral care, to develop their understanding and application of good practice, so that it can be offered safely, effectively and with integrity. For more information, click here. If you’re interested in attending a future workshop or would like to request an exclusive delivery of the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ACC National||ACC National Conference 2024||ACC||The Hayes Conference Centre||Dates to be confirmed||The 2022 Conference programme can be viewed here.|
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|ACC Affiliate Course||A Way of Being (An introduction to person-centred counselling)||Network Counselling and Training||Network Training, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol BS34 7PS||20 April 2023|| About the course :-
Based largely on the work of Carl Rogers (the founder of person-centred counselling), this course introduces you to the key aspects of the person-centred approach, including the conditions necessary for therapeutic change, the significance of the counselling relationship and the importance of self-awareness. We explore what it means to be non-directive and introduce you to a range of foundational person-centred counselling skills. We also look at the importance of counselling ethics in shaping our practice, including issues relating to power and difference. And finally, we touch on the spiritual dimension of person-centred counselling as well as the necessity for self-care as a counsellor. Who is this course for? The course is open to anyone who has an interest in working with people and in finding out about the theory and practice of person-centred counselling. You do not need any previous experience of using listening or counselling skills. If you are interested in training as a counsellor, this course acts as a suitable introductory level course which will enable you to progress on to Advanced Certificate level counselling training. What additional work will I be asked to do? You are asked to keep a personal learning journal throughout the course in order to encourage you to reflect on your learning experiences. You are also required to do a small amount of preparatory reading before each session. To apply either via a form downloadable from our web site, and emailed, or via an online form (https://forms.office.com/e/0fVPQ6sW7b)
|Workshop||Fundamental religious childhoods and adult heath: Implications for practice in the one-to-one therapeutic encounter||Dr Gill Harvey||Online||Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July 2023 or Friday 6 October and Saturday 7 October 2023||A two-day online workshop (Friday and Saturday) providing ten hours of research-based training for professions on a much-neglected and often ignored topic. CPCAB Endorsed. For further information, please visit Dr Gill Harvey’s website here.|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Level 2 Award in Introduction to Christian Counselling TM2A/A||Manna House Counselling Service||73 St Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JF||7th – 12th August 2023 inclusive||This Award is suitable for those wishing to explore counselling and offers a foundational understanding into the whole area of counselling. The course will increase understanding of how people function, why things go wrong, and help improve student’s interpersonal skills in all areas of life. It is therefore also ideally suited to those involved in various supporting, caring and pastoral roles. For further information and to apply email Training@mannahouse.org.uk or call 01604 633304.|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills||Network Counselling and Training||Network Counselling and Training, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS||5 September 2023||Network is proud of the quality and professionalism of its training programme. We base our teaching on the belief that all individuals are a complex unity of body, mind, soul and spirit. In recognising the spiritual aspect as universal, we offer a dimension to our courses that we believe is unique in counselling training. This Advanced Certificate course is suitable for students wishing to train as counsellors, and progress to an Advanced Diploma level training – with Network or elsewhere. It is also ideal for those simply wishing to develop their listening and counselling skills for use in other roles and settings such as pastoral care, management, nursing or teaching. Please contact Sue Woodhead-Marsh, the Training Coordinator, for more details if you are interested in attending either or both of these events. For more information please go to https://network.org.uk/certificate-in-counselling-skills/|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Level 4 Diploma in Christian Counselling||Manna House Counselling Service||73 St Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JF||Tuesdays 6:15 – 10:15pm, 5th Sep 2023 – Sep 2025 (Term times)||This 2 year P/T course is suitable for those wishing to train as a Registered counsellor. It is aimed at students who have completed a Level 3 Certificate course and furthers skills, knowledge and practice. The course is bespoke to Manna House and uses the Christian Integrative ‘5 Circle Theory’. As well as the academic requirement of the course, each student must complete 100 hours of supervised counselling practice; this can be undertaken with the Manna house Counselling Service or students can organise an alternative placement. Placements elsewhere must be with a recognised counselling organisation with experience of student placements. We are currently in the process of switching our Diploma course to CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. This means that any employer will accept this Diploma as a valid qualification to work in a counselling agency setting. Successful completion qualifies students to apply for registration with a PSA Governing Body such as ACC or BACP, and join their professional register of counsellors. Successful students can progress to studying counselling at degree level if desired. For more information and to apply email Training@mannahouse.org.uk or call 01604 633304|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Advanced Diploma in Counselling||Network Counselling and Training||Network Counselling and Training, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RL||7 September 2023||This course has broken new ground in counselling training in the UK. It is suitable for students who have completed substantial Certificate level counselling training and who wish to train as professional counsellors, equipped to work in a range of settings – voluntary, statutory and private practice. What makes this course different is its emphasis on the integration of faith, spirituality and counselling practice. In addition to covering the same ground that is covered by comparable humanistic Diploma courses, the course will also give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of human spirituality and to explore the interface between your own developing spirituality and your practice. As we run our own counselling agency we are able to provide placements to students and this also includes free supervision. The teaching day for the 2023-25 course will be a Thursday. For more information about entry requirements, fees, key dates and so on, please see the 2023 Prospectus. For more detail about the course itself, please refer to the Course Information Book both available on our website https://network.org.uk/diploma-counselling/.|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Level 2 Award in Introduction to Christian Counselling TM2A/A||Manna House Counselling Service||73 St Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JF||9th September – 2nd December 2023||Held over 6 alternate Saturdays, this Award is suitable for those wishing to explore counselling and offers a foundational understanding into the whole area of counselling. The course will increase understanding of how people function, why things go wrong, and help improve student’s interpersonal skills in all areas of life. It is therefore also ideally suited to those involved in various supporting, caring and pastoral roles. For further information and to apply email Training@mannahouse.org.uk or call 01604 633304.|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Level 3 Intermediate Certificate in Counselling||The Tree of Life Centre (formerly UCHM)||78 New Street, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield HD3 4LD||Monday September 11th 2023||Anyone who has a heart for people, is involved in pastoral care and / or is interested in becoming a Christian/Secular counsellor. A student must have completed and received a certificate for a Level 2 Award or equivalent, prior to joining the course. The course will equip you to integrate the Christian faith with good, professional, trained and accredited counselling and ensure that you are working within the ACC/BACP Ethical Framework for counselling. THE TREE OF LIFE CENTRE has ACC recognition and the awarding body is CPCAB. Attendance is on a Monday weekly 11.00—5.00. For further information Telephone 01484 461098|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling||The Tree of Life Centre (formerly UCHM)||78 New Street, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, HD3 4LD||Tuesday September 12th 2023||THE TREE OF LIFE CENTRE’s Level 4 teaches an integrative counselling model. Within this a person-centred framework is used to develop the relationship. In year 2 a wider range of models are introduced to develop each counsellor’s own integration. The underlying humanistic and existential philosophies are discussed, including the contribution of faith based and secular systems. Sessions will start with elements of spiritual reflection. This course meets all the National Level 4 Diploma standards and criteria requirements, and is therefore suitable for both Christian and Secular counsellor training. For further information Telephone 01484 461098|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Level 3 Certificate in Christian Counselling TM3C/H||Manna House Counselling Service||73 St Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JF||Mondays 7-10.15pm, 14th Sep 2023 – 20th May 2024 (Term times)||Held every Monday evening during term-time. This one year course is suitable for anyone wishing to train as a counsellor as well as those in helping roles such as pastoral support, teaching environments, health and social care professions. Successful completion qualifies students to apply to study for a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. For further information and to apply please email Training@mannahouse.org.uk or call 01604 633304|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Post Abortion/Child Loss Course||Image||Delivered on line using Zoom||15th September 2023||Image’s training course is designed to equip those wanting to facilitate image’s Step by Step
Programme with clients (in particular, Christian pregnancy centre workers and others in relevant pastoral or professional roles). The Step by Step programme is for use with clients
following abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, child loss or child separation, where the loss is not immediate (i.e., it was at least 6 months ago). The training takes trainees on their own journey through the ten steps of the Programme. For this reason, it is recommended that those who have experienced an abortion or child loss of their own go through the Step by Step programme themselves before training to help others. Applicants for Step by Step training are required to have completed some basic counselling skills training (e.g., image’s 60-hour course in Christian Pregnancy Counselling skills or the equivalent), to have had some experience in pastoral care and to provide two references (one from a church leader).A manual for the course will be sent out by post to all participants and there may be some pre-course reading. The course marking is completed through Google Classrooms so all learners will need a Gmail account. Pre-course support for using Classrooms will be offered. Please note that completing the training does not automatically qualify you to work in a pregnancy centre. Volunteering is subject to the policies and procedures of individual centres. Apply online using this link https://www.imagenet.org.uk/training/course-dates/online-post-abortion-child-loss-online/
|ACC Affiliate Course||Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling – Level 5||Heart & Mind London||Institute of Family Therapy, Lower Ground Floor, 1-4 Great Tower Street, London EC3R 5AA||September 2023||The diploma offers training in a variety of recognised counselling models, as well as skills development, understanding the professional and ethical frameworks for counselling and gives graduates the opportunity to progress towards becoming competent professional counsellors within both the Christian community and wider world. The qualification is sufficient, with further practice hours, to gain accreditation as a qualified counsellor with the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) UK, and/or the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The Heart & Mind – Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory (or equivalent) is required in order to apply for this diploma course. The course is taught part-time over 2 years and is equivalent to 405 guided learning hours and 100 clinical hours. To find out more visit https://www.heartandmind.london/diploma|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Diploma in Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder and Sex Addiction (CPCAB Accredited Level 5)||The Laurel Centre||Leamington Spa & Zoom||September 2023||For further information please email email@example.com, our website www.thelaurelcentre.co.uk|
|ACC Affiliate Course||BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Counselling||Christ the Redeemer College||Harrow, London||September 2023||This pathway offers an integrated approach to the study of theology and counselling. Christ the Redeemer College has many years of experience in offering counselling training – both as a stand-alone vocational training programme and in the context of formal theological education, including as one of the pathways in the suite of undergraduate programmes that were previously validated by Middlesex University. The pathway includes 100 hours of supervised counselling work involving at least five clients who will be supervised by one of the College’s approved counselling agencies. Successful completion of the practical element of the programme leads to professional accreditation – a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling recognised by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. Find out more here.|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory – Level 3||Heart & Mind London||Heart and Mind -Training, 1 Kennington Road, Waterloo, London SE1||October 2023||The Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory (Level 3) is a tailor-made course, accredited by CPCAB. It offers an introduction to counselling, underpinned by a Christian worldview – providing a unique opportunity to study a professionally recognised course from an integrative Christian perspective. This foundational counselling training is the first part of our CPCAB accredited psychotherapeutic training programme, offering students an introduction to a number of current treatment methods available, teaches the core counselling skills needed to support others sensitively and ethically, and provides an overview to some of the psychological issues commonly encountered when counselling (E.g. loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse and eating disorders). The course is taught over 15 Saturdays and is equivalent to 100 guided learning hours. To find out more visit https://www.heartandmind.london/counselling-certificate|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling – Level 5||Heart & Mind London||103 Norwood Road||October 2023||The diploma offers training in a variety of recognised counselling models, as well as skills development, understanding the professional and ethical frameworks for counselling and gives graduates the opportunity to progress towards becoming competent professional counsellors within both the Christian community and wider world. The qualification is sufficient, with further practice hours, to gain accreditation as a qualified counsellor with the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) UK, and/or the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The course is taught part-time over 2 years and is equivalent to 405 guided learning hours and 100 clinical hours. To find out more visit https://www.heartandmind.london/diploma|
|ACC Affiliate Course||Level 2 Award in Introduction to Christian Counselling TM2A/A||Manna House Counselling Service||Online||8th February 2024 every Thursday evening (during term-time)||Held every Thursday evening for 12 weeks from 7pm to 10:15pm, this Award is suitable for those wishing to explore counselling and offers a foundational understanding into the whole area of counselling. The course will increase understanding of how people function, why things go wrong, and help improve student’s interpersonal skills in all areas of life. It is therefore also ideally suited to those involved in various supporting, caring and pastoral roles. For further information and to apply email Training@mannahouse.org.uk or phone 01604 633304|
|Janina Fisher||Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 Course.||PESI Live||Online||Ongoing||PESI say of this training “If you’re ready to become a true expert in the field of trauma treatment and master neurobiologically informed treatments that will heal trauma, save marriages and families, and help clients take back their lives, then enrol today”. To find out more click on this weblink http://bit.ly/ACC15JF. ACC members get a 15% discount using Code ACC15OFF.|
|PESI Live||on line courses available||PESI Live||Online||Ongoing||PESI UK are offering ACC members a range of discounted training on their counselling training courses http://bit.ly/PESI_LiveEvents. ACC members get a 10% discount when using code ACC10 (some restrictions apply) (bar AEDP Immersion).|
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