Bachelor of Counselling
The Bachelor of Counselling (BCouns) is a three year degree and seeks to form theologically reflective professional counsellors. Theology wrestles not only with who God has revealed himself to be, but also with what it means to be human in relation to God. The BCouns has this dynamic at the heart of its curriculum. Specifically, the Bachelor of Counselling programme draws on the theories and practices of Person-Centred and Narrative Therapy, equipping graduates in these modalities while also developing a relational approach that resonates with theologies of a relational God.
The minimum period of study is three years full-time or an equivalent part-time (a part-time option is only available after consultation with the Programme Leader).
Formation is a vital component of the Bachelor of Counselling. Graduates of the programme have struggled with their own brokenness and beauty, and their relational strategies, as much as they have grappled with counselling concepts and techniques. Much of their learning happens in personal counselling and in group process, in which all students participate each semester. It is in these groups that deep and enduring formation takes place.
The BCouns is currently offered in Henderson and Christchurch.
Click here for information about admissions requirements for the BCouns. For any other information, please refer to the academic handbook (see e-book).
|LEVEL||7, 360 credits|
|DURATION||Full-time for three years (part-time options may be available at the discretion of the Programme Leader. Please contact the Admissions Office in the first instance)|
|STARTS||February and July (part-time)|
|PLACES||Open – selection criteria apply|
|TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study)||$5,856 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)|
Graduates of the BCouns are prepared for professional counselling work in a variety or roles and settings which may include:
The Bachelor of Counselling programme is designed to equip students with a range of counselling skills; teach them to critically engage with a range of counselling theories; and develop their ability to integrate these with a relational theological approach, in order to prepare them for professional practice. It is designed for students who want to integrate Christian faith with a range of sound, well-established counselling theories and practical skills, in order to enter into community, church-based or private practice. The degree has a common core of biblical, theological and philosophical studies which provides a foundation for a deep appreciation of the Scriptures and the outworking of the gospel in life and professional practice.
The programme meets the criteria established for provisional membership of the professional associations for counsellors in New Zealand, the NZAC and the NZCCA.
SEMESTER TWO 2017
|EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||2 June|
|INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||2 June|
|ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||30 June|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||10 July|
|ORIENTATION (MANUKAU)||11 July|
|ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH)||12-13 July|
|LECTURES BEGIN||17 July|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||21-25 August|
|MID-TERM BREAK||2-13 October|
|LABOUR DAY||23 October|
|LECTURES END||30 October|
|STUDY BREAK/EXAMS||31 October – 17 November|
|CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH)||17 November|
|SEMESTER TWO ENDS||17 November|
SEMESTER ONE 2018
|EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||8 December 2017|
|INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||18 December 2017|
|COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||28 January 2018|
|THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||2 February 2018|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||12 February 2018|
|ORIENTATION (MANUKAU)||13 February 2018|
|ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH)||14-15 February 2018|
|LECTURES BEGIN||19 February 2018|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||19-23 March 2018|
|GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH)||23 March 2018|
|GOOD FRIDAY||30 March 2018|
|EASTER MONDAY||2 April 2018|
|EASTER TUESDAY||3 April 2018|
|MID-TERM BREAK||16-27 April 2018|
|ANZAC DAY||25 April 2018|
|GRADUATION CEREMONY (AUCKLAND)||28 April 2018|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||4 June 2018|
|LECTURES END||8 June 2018|
|STUDY BREAK/EXAMS||11-22 June 2018|
|SEMESTER ONE ENDS||22 June 2018|