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ONLINE SHORT COURSE CALENDAR
Please note:
Unfortunately, we cannot give refunds for courses not attended, but we can give you a credit note that is valid for 12 months. You can attend any of our short courses, or you may transfer the credit note to someone else.

For the courses accredited by the University of Pretoria (UP), Students can choose between (1) course only, or (2) course and UP certificate.  The UP certificate is an additional assignment that is completed following the course. Please note that certificates are issued only once a year by the University of Pretoria. The UP certificate for any courses completed during 2022, will be issued in 2023 by the University
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Online Short Courses 

DEPRESSION: TO BELIEVE IN SUNSHINE

Dates:
6-8 March 2023
4-6 September 2023


CPD points for CPSC members: 15 
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: R850   
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Depression: To believe in sunshine

Depression is a disease that can have a profound impact on your life and relationships, in particular if you do not understand what is happening to you.  Your behaviour changes and if you and your family are not equipped to deal with it, it can be devastating for your relationships.  This course is for everyone who has ever struggled with depression, has family or a friend who is living with depression or who is in a helping profession where they work with clients living with depression. The experience of having depression will be explored.  Frameworks providing for new choices and strategies will be explored and practical suggestions for journeying with depression will be provided.

HOPEFUL COMPASSION

Dates:
19-21 June 2023

CPD points for CPSC members: 12 
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: R850   
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Hopeful compassion

This short course in counselling for people living with HIV AND AIDS will train carers (professional and lay) to provide compassionate emotional and spiritual care and counselling for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.  In this experientially based course counsellors, pastors and caregivers will increase their own understanding of this person and his/her situation.  A model for integrating emotional and spiritual needs is presented.  The goal is to guide the person living with HIV/AIDS towards meaningful, fulfilled and “positive” living.

MEMORY WORK

Dates:
21-23 August 2023

CPD points for CPSC members: 10 
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: R850   
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Memory work

A short course in telling and listening to Stories of the Heart. This course will equip people to provide compassionate emotional and spiritual care and counselling to address the multitude of losses, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual.  It will also be of value to people who are personally experiencing loss, death, and grief.  In this creative course, counsellors, pastors, caregivers, and those struggling with major losses will increase their own understanding of the process of loss.  A model for creating a memory book is presented. 
RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

Dates:
3-5 April 2023
20-22 November 2023

CPD points for CPSC members: TBC
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: TBC
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Relationship Counselling

Short course on Counselling for marriage counselling, marriage enrichment, abuse, divorce, new families and hopeful families.
SPIRITUAL CARE AND COUNSELLING FOR THE SICK

Dates:
20-22 February 2023
22-24 May 2023
31 July–2 August 2023
9-11 October 2023

CPD points for CPSC members: 10 
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: R850   
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Spiritual Care & Counselling for the Sick

During illness, hospitalization, injury and/or disability, the individual and his/her family experience trauma on many levels. Pastors, counsellors and those involved in care for the sick can play an important role in mobilizing the individual’s spiritual, emotional and social resources to achieve optimum healing and health. The course will help to master basic counselling skills to support the sick person and his/her family; be able to offer spiritual care and guidance in different situations; understand the modern health care environment and how to operate in this environment; have a better understanding of the impact of illness on the person.
THE ART OF DEBRIEFING

Dates:
24-26 April 2023
28-30 August 2023

CPD points for CPSC members: TBC
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: TBC
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The Art of Debriefing

Social workers, medical staff and care givers providing support to people in crisis, experience emotional stress when helping others that are going through a difficult time. The course is two-fold. Firstly, it looks at emotional fatigue, the biological, emotional, social and spiritual impact of emotional stress, as well as how to deal with it constructively. Skills must be developed by the caregiver to constantly recharge his/her own emotional strength. The course identifies actions steps to counteract compassion fatigue in the caregiver’s own life. The course also addresses debriefing techniques that can be used in supporting colleagues or as supervisor in supporting staff
TRAUMA COUNSELLING

Dates:
13-15 February 2023
15-17 May 2023
26-28 June 2023
23-25 October 2023

CPD points for CPSC members: 10 
CPD points for SACSSP members: to be finalised
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate:R850   
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Trauma counselling

A short course in Trauma Counselling. It is certainly not an overstatement to say that we live in a traumatized society.  South Africa has some of the highest violent crime, abuse and rape statistics in the world.  Caregivers and counsellors in society are overburdened by the psychosocial and spiritual impact of this situation. HospiVision, with its experience in trauma units at hospitals is ideally placed to provide training and practical experience in trauma counselling for lay and professional caregivers.  Key areas that will be addressed by the course are exploring and understanding trauma; narrative approach to trauma counselling; care for the caregiver. 
TOXIC FAITH

Dates:
3-5 July 2023

CPD points for CPSC members: TBC
Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: TBC   
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Toxic faith

Toxic Faith is a destructive and dangerous relationship with a religion that allows the religion, not the relationship with God, to control a person's life. Well-meaning but misguided people can turn religion into a harmful addiction, an addiction that can be used to avoid commitments, avoid pain, avoid reality and avoid growth. When religion becomes a means to avoid open discussion or control life, it becomes toxic. The discussion about Toxic Faith will help you to distinguish between healthy faith from misguided religiosity and provide the balance between the destructive extremes of being dependent or being independent. You will be encouraged to keep on thinking about your relationship with God, repairing dysfunctional family relationships and be aware of destructive religious practices that can make you sick.
MINISTERING FOR SICK AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Dates:
13-15 March 2023
2-4 October 2023

Course Cost:R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: R850   
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Ministering for sick & vulnerable children

During this course, attendees will increase their own understanding of the world of children with regards to their developmental needs, and they will be encouraged to reflect critically on the spiritual experience of children with regards to illness, pain, and suffering. The impact of illness, hospitalisation and health care encounters on the child and family will be discussed, including children living with disabilities, chronic illness, life-threatening conditions such as HIV/AIDS and cancer, as well as the dying child. A discussion on the hospital environment will enable attendees to establish safe and effective visitation programmes for children. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the rights of children in healthcare as well as relevant aspects of the Children’s Act.

ADDRESSING SPIRITUALITY IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Dates:
12-14 June 2023

Course Cost: R950
University of Pretoria Certificate: TBC
Addressing spirituality in palliative care

Addressing spirituality in palliative care

This course, for all caregivers on the Bio-psychosocial-spiritual paradigm, is about caring for those patients diagnosed with life-limiting diseases. It covers relevant aspects of palliative care with a focus on spirituality and existential issues important in the end-of-life situation. A broad based approach is followed as it includes palliative care for those living on the streets, as well as what is of importance for those from other belief systems. As an interactive presentation style is followed, participants can bring their own personal experiences, thereby enriching the knowledge base of this course.
RESILIENT LIFE RHYTHM

Dates:
5-7 June 2023 
 
Course Cost: R950
In association with:
Whitehead Industrial Psychologists (WIP)
Programme supported by:
Diaconia – Dutch Reformed Church Western Cape, Uniting Reformed Church Cape Synod
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Resilient Life Rhythm

The RESILIENT LIFE RHYTHM awareness programme outcomes include amongst other things:
  • Break the stigma of mental illness
  • Better knowledge and awareness of symptoms of mental health
  • Better knowledge and understanding of an event and its impact on personal thinking, emotions and behaviour
  • Recognition of personal needs and the development of a self-care plan
  • Stimulate a healthy mind, life rhythm and lifestyle
  • Build a stronger self-image and a sense of belonging

One-year Courses

ADVANCED PROGRAMME IN CLINICAL PASTORAL COUNSELLLING

Dates:
Online Course
Four blocks of four days each:
30 January-2 February 2023
8-11 May 2023
14-17 August 2023
30 October–2 November 2023

One-year Course
CPD points for CPSC members: 20
Course Cost: R8 500.00 including a University of Pretoria Certificate  
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Advanced programme in Clinical Pastoral Counselling

This programme brings participants into a supervised encounter with persons in crisis. You will grow in your awareness of yourself and develop new skills, through supervision by specialist pastoral counsellors. This will equip you to deal with the story of illness as it is woven in the fabric of society.  Theological and pastoral reflection and feedback from peers and supervisors will provide new insight and sharpen your skills as you grow in your interpersonal and professional competence. 

There is an application process and a screening process for this course. Deadline for applications is 9 December 2022. For any further enquiries please contact dr. Retha Kruidenier at retha@hospivision.org.za or friend@hospivision.org.za
PROGRAMME IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELLLING

Dates:
Online or Venue-based at the University of Pretoria –TBC
Five blocks of 4 days each:

6-9 February 2023
29 May- 1 June 2023
24-27 July 2023
18-21 September 2023
6-9 November 2023 
 

HospiVision partners with the Centre for Faith and Community, University of Pretoria, for this one-year specialisation programmes at NQF-level 8.

 

Course Cost: R8 500.00 including a University of Pretoria Certificate
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Programme in Pastoral Care & Counselling

The Programme focuses on Narrative Practices in pastoral care, Relationship building, Trauma Counselling, Specialised Pastoral Care and Congregational Pastoral Care.

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