Addictive Behavior Counseling School (ABC)
"Helping others discover freedom from addictions and other destructive lifestyles."
Many people in the world are caught in bondage of addictions such as alcoholism, chemical dependency, co-dependency, eating disorders, etc. because of abuse, shame, unresolved grief or other unresolved issues. God desires to set these people free, and we as Christians are challenged to help them break free from the self-destructive behaviors used to cover their pain. The healing will come as we bring those people to focus on the finished work of the Cross and Jesus.
The main skills taught in the ABCS are: understanding and leading support and process groups (Basic Psychotherapy Groups), Trauma resolution (how to deal with the roots), and addiction counseling skills. While learning these skills each student will also have the opportunity to work on their personal issues of recovery from childhood trauma, addictions, or other problems. Our focus is to train counselors who then may train others or work in a recovery type of mercy ministry. The school is not for individuals that primarily need therapy for personal issues.
|Dates:||06.01. - 28.03.2013|
|Course Number:||CNH 321 & 322|
|UofN credits:||12 + 12 (outreach)|
|Lecture Phase Fee:||3'690 Swiss Francs (incl. tuition, room and board) + 100.- for materials, books, etc.
|Outreach Phase Fee:||approx 2500.- Swiss Francs
plus airfare (depending on location)
DTS and FCM (IBC) with field assignments
Or other clinical cousnseling experience
Exact outreach dates are subject to change pending on outreach location.
The ABC is designed as a six-month training program in Two Phases:
Phase one involves lectures, review of and practice of counseling skills, modeling of process and support group techniques, learning to teach and conduct seminars, acquiring and assimilating information on addiction and other addictive behavioral patterns
Phase two involves a minimum of eight weeks practical experience. The emphases during this phase are: teaching about addictions; leading a process group; starting a support group; counseling individuals and families in addictions. Finally helping others apply Biblical truths to their lives for greater maturity and a richer walk with God.
- Family systems
- Group counseling
- Children of alcoholics
- Sexual addiction, homosexuality
- Incest and violence, trauma recovery
- Alcohol and drugs
- Ministry to drug addicts
- Overview of addictions, ie., alcohol, drugs, eating, sex, shopping, gambling, etc.
Twenty-four (24) semester-equivalent credits will be earned upon successful completion of Addictive Behavior Counseling School (CHC 358) and field assignment (CHC 359). These credits may be applied to a U of N degree program or transferred to other colleges and universities.
Staff team for January 2013- Sylvie Bolay (Switzerland) – School leader
- Brian Mulipah (Zimbabwe) + Miora Mulipah (Madagascar)
- Christine Heiniger (Switzerland)
- Julie Camacho (Philippines)
- Gustavo Lima (Brazil) – will lead an outreach team to Brazil
- Prakash Chandra (India) – might lead an outreach team to India/Nepal
- Jackson Bebe (India)A wonderful international team and we hope they will all have their visa!!!
Speaker Schedule ABCS
|7-11 Jan 2013||Bonding and Orientation|
|14-18 Jan||Support and Process Groups|
|21-25 Jan||Darv Smith||Understanding Addictions|
|28 Jan - 1 Feb||Carol Smith||Attachment Theory and Addictions|
|4-8 Feb||Sylvie Bolay||Sexual abuse, Emotional dependency, Eating disorders|
|11-15 Feb||Mark Laaser (Video + Skype)||Sexual Addiction Recovery|
|18-22 Feb||Jim Isom||Family systems and Addictions|
|25 Feb - 1 March||Ed Khouri||Trauma, the Brain and Addiction|
|4-8 March||Ed Khouri||Trauma, Capacity, Recovery - and Maturity|
|11-15 March||Paul Rodriguez||Interventional Interviewing / Clinical Assessment|
|18-22 March||Student Presentations|
|25-28 March||Closure – Outreach prep - Departure|