Graduate Diploma of Counselling
and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)
10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)
aifc’s 10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) provides an environment where students will develop in exercising influence and leadership in counselling and therapy, becoming experts in their field. It will teach students advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills and enhance their ability to evaluate and apply well known empirically tested therapies.
The Graduate Diploma is structured to have three specific goals for students including:
1. Fulfil industry standards by providing the third year of a PACFA accredited program, recognised nationally as best practice in preparing professional counsellors.
2. Enhance knowledge and skills of those already qualified in mental health or theology as a stand-alone professional development program.
3. Enhance the leadership ability of students in the counselling profession and broader community.
The Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) has a blended mode of delivery with a mix of online learning, workshops and seminars.
Workshop: Most units in the Graduate Diploma commence with a one-day workshop delivery of the course content including role-play and modelling; as well as support and practical assessment and feedback.
Online: Each of the workshops will also be accessible online which you may live-stream over the internet in real-time or access later via video.
Intensive: The course also involves multi-day workshops called Intensives. Units offered through intensives will not be offered online which means that you will need to travel to and participate in these intensives.
Seminars: Seminars are delivered as part of aifc’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma program. Students who wish to undertake any of these units as electives have the option of joining these seminar sessions.
Action/Reflection: As part of your Graduate Diploma you will also be required to participate in Action/Reflection sessions at a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, women’s refuge, or at a therapy group.
to find a model other than the aifc General Counselling Model (AGCM) and the aifc Family Therapy Model (AFTM). Students who enter without previous aifc experience will be required to select the AGCM and AFTM as their “new” model. In order to do this they will be given access to relevant readers and video lectures.
and deliver research findings; and identify the ethical issues associated with research in the counselling context.
how these apply in counselling, psychotherapy and/or family therapy; explore the character of God and the Holy Spirit, nature of humanity and the nature of God and the implications of this in psychotherapy; explain why the Bible’s final authority in matters of faith is relevant in counselling, psychotherapy and/or family therapy; explore the implications of spirituality and psychology in psychotherapy; apply biblical principles of healing in psychotherapy within one’s culture and across cultures.
Students who have completed aifc’s 10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) or hold another undergraduate (or higher) qualification in a theology (e.g. Theology, Ministry, Christian Studies, Divinity) or mental health (e.g. Psychology, Counselling, Social Work) field demonstrating prior competence in counselling skills, grief and ethics are eligible for Graduate Diploma.
The course is not for new-comers but for those with existing experience within the people-helping profession who are looking to develop professionally.
The Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) seminars are delivered at the following locations:
The Sydney location also offers Korean Language Support
|Delivery Option||Course Fee||VET Student Loan available||Min. Supplementary Payment||Resource Fee||Total Fee|
|Distance Education & Seminar||$11,200||$8,800||$2,400||$400||$11,600|
|On Campus||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
Resource fees are invoiced on a term basis. For a detailed breakdown of the fees, please click here.