The Human Development and Christian Counselling Course is designed to help the caregiver (pastor, lay-counsellor, and professional counsellor) understand the biophysical, intellectual, social, psychological, and spiritual changes that people undergo throughout their life span: from conception until death.

It will practically guide the student through all the phases of development and equip Christian Counsellors with the necessary skills to use human-development-theory as an explanatory model in coming alongside people.

At the completion of this module, the student-counsellor will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of human development and life-span issues in Christian
  2. Differentiate between the types of life events (phases and transitions)
  3. Define developmental psychology
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the neuropsychological basis of mental disorders
  5. Relate the basic developmental theories to Christian ministry and counselling
  6. Apply developmental-theory as an explanatory model in assessing care-giving needs