Short Courses - aifc

Transforming lives to transform communities.

Our popular short courses are built for those looking to refresh their skills, progress towards an accreditation or simply become more equipped in their workplace.

As trusted leaders in Christian Counselling, aifc takes a comprehensive and balanced approach to counselling training that integrates psychology, theology and spirituality.

Our courses are offered face to face or online.

Find the Short Course that's Right for You

aifc offer two modes of study for you to choose from when selecting a short course

Accredited Option and a Professional Development Option

Live Workshop
Bushfires and other natural disasters: Trauma-informed counselling from a Christian perspective

Perth Training Session

 

This PD event will equip you with essential knowledge and skills to provide trauma-informed counselling to survivors of natural disasters.  You will learn about the neurobiology of trauma, principles of critical incident response and psychological debriefing, vicarious trauma, and evidence-based counselling approaches to address Acute Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in survivors.  The integration of faith issues in the counselling process and in the context of trauma and disaster is also considered.

 

The course can attract up to 10 PD points from ACA for participants.

Duration: 6 hours (3 hour-workshop and 3 hours post-teaching online learning activities)

Format: Face to face and online

Category: Trauma counselling

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Cost: Regular Price $140 – Now $70

OPD Points: 10 points for participants who attend both the Workshop as well as complete post-training online learning activities. (Attending the workshop only, will attract 5 PD points)

 

Course Details:

Date: Saturday 15th February 

Time: 1:00PM to 4:30PM AWST

Venue: Perth Bible College, 1 College Court, Karinyup WA

 

About the Presenter: Janice Dommisse

Janice is a sought-after therapist due to her excellent work as a clinical psychologist. She specialises in and utilises EMDR as a primary therapeutic approach to treat a range of mental health concerns, particularly PTSD.

Janice is a sensitive, insightful and knowledgeable practitioner who enjoys educating her clients in holistic living.

Saturday 15th February

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Live Workshop
Bushfires and other natural disasters: Trauma-informed counselling from a Christian perspective

Melbourne Training Session

 

This PD event will equip you with essential knowledge and skills to provide trauma-informed counselling to survivors of natural disasters.  You will learn about the neurobiology of trauma, principles of critical incident response and psychological debriefing, vicarious trauma, and evidence-based counselling approaches to address Acute Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in survivors.  The integration of faith issues in the counselling process and in the context of trauma and disaster is also considered.

 

The course can attract up to 10 PD points from ACA for participants.

Duration: 6 hours (3 hour-workshop and 3 hours post-teaching online learning activities)

Format: Face to face and online

Category: Trauma counselling

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Cost: Regular Price $140 – Now $70

OPD Points: 10 points for participants who attend both the Workshop as well as complete post-training online learning activities. (Attending the workshop only, will attract 5 PD points)

 

Course Details:

Date: Saturday 22nd February 

Time: 1:00PM to 4:30PM AEDT

Venue: Stirling Theological College, 44-60 Jacksons Road, Mulgrave VIC

 

About the Presenter: Maureen Ireland

Maureen had been involved with the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA) since the mid-80s and has served on the Victorian Executive in many roles, including 10 years as President. Her counselling journey has involved many experiences as a lecturer, counsellor, mediator, and teacher of mindfulness with Eastern Health. She holds a Master in Counselling, is a registered CCAA and PACFA supervisor, and is passionate about the integration of her faith working with the body through the Focusing model of therapy.

Saturday 22nd February

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Live Workshop
Bushfires and other natural disasters: Trauma-informed counselling from a Christian perspective

Sydney Training Session

 

This PD event will equip you with essential knowledge and skills to provide trauma-informed counselling to survivors of natural disasters.  You will learn about the neurobiology of trauma, principles of critical incident response and psychological debriefing, vicarious trauma, and evidence-based counselling approaches to address Acute Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in survivors.  The integration of faith issues in the counselling process and in the context of trauma and disaster is also considered.

 

The course can attract up to 10 PD points from ACA for participants.

Duration: 6 hours (3 hour-workshop and 3 hours post-teaching online learning activities)

Format: Face to face and online

Category: Trauma counselling

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Cost: Regular Price $140 – Now $70

OPD Points: 10 points for participants who attend both the Workshop as well as complete post-training online learning activities. (Attending the workshop only, will attract 5 PD points)

 

Course Details:

Date: Saturday 29th February 

Time: 1:00PM to 4:30PM AEDT

Venue: Stanmore House, 53 Harrow Road, Stanmore NSW

 

About the Presenter: Max Schneider

Max holds postgraduate qualifications in Psychotherapy and Counselling and in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He has over 15 years’ experience counselling and training in a variety of settings, including the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), schools, and private practice. Max has delivered PTSD training and counselling to survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Indonesia as well as survivors of war and civil conflict trauma re-settling in Australia.

Saturday 29th February

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Live Workshop
Bushfires and other natural disasters: Trauma-informed counselling from a Christian perspective

Brisbane Training Session

 

This PD event will equip you with essential knowledge and skills to provide trauma-informed counselling to survivors of natural disasters.  You will learn about the neurobiology of trauma, principles of critical incident response and psychological debriefing, vicarious trauma, and evidence-based counselling approaches to address Acute Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in survivors.  The integration of faith issues in the counselling process and in the context of trauma and disaster is also considered.

 

The course can attract up to 10 PD points from ACA for participants.

Duration: 6 hours (3 hour-workshop and 3 hours post-teaching online learning activities)

Format: Face to face and online

Category: Trauma counselling

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Cost:  Regular Price $140 – Now $70

OPD Points: 10 points for participants who attend both the Workshop as well as complete post-training online learning activities. (Attending the workshop only, will attract 5 PD points)

 

Course Details:

Date: Saturday 29th February 

Time: 1:00PM to 4:30PM AEST

Venue: Springlife (Springwood Church of Christ), 178 Springwood Road, Springwood QLD

 

About the Presenters: Melanie Wotherspoon

Melanie is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has over 15 years’ experience working with adults, children and families struggling with trauma and PTSD, anxiety and depression.

About the Presenters: Susan Daniel

Susan has a Master of Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian). She has over 12 years’ experience as a counsellor and trainer, and has served as a Regional Director in Queensland for the Australian Christian Churches Chaplaincy Department. Susan is passionate about seeing people equipped to ‘go’ into their world and minister the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Interested in professional development for your school or organisation?

aifc offers tailored on-site professional development and short courses for schools, churches or teams, delivered by our experienced trainers and professional counsellors.

If you feel that your organisation could benefit from training in any of these topics, please register your interest for a quick consultation with one of our team.

Why study a short course?

Start your counselling journey.

If you’ve never studied counselling before it’s a perfect way to experience studying with aifc.

Continue to build your knowledge and skills.

If you have existing counselling qualifications short courses are ideal for deepening your knowledge and up-skilling.

Use your credit for future study.

Receive a competency transcript that can be applied towards a VET qualification.

Maria Tan

I have encountered all sorts of mental health conditions, and I wanted to be in a better position to help people. By studying with aifc, I felt I could be best equipped to help those around me.

Anton

I like how at aifc there are like-minded people - all the students, and even the lecturers, their insights and having the biblical Christian foundation, that was what really drew me to it.

Rhonda Newton

I was at aifc open day, and my hear started beating really fast. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit all over me, and I felt God was saying to me, "this is for you. I want you to do this."