2017 christian counselling conference

SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER - 3CI PRETORIA


*** OPEN TO ALL ***


Our vision is to draw together all Christian lay, pastoral and registered counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, pastors, life coaches and social workers for a day of training, networking, inspiration and encouragement.

Our Mission is to see the body of Christ come together to offer excellence and unity in the field of counselling.


PLENARY SESSIONS


Madz Deyzel – “Many parts of one body”

Director of Grace Counselling, a ministry of Grace Family Church

Madz has developed the Wholeness Counselling Framework as a practical tool to aid pastors and lay counsellors navigate the complexities of people’s stories as they point people back to a right relationship with God. She is also a contributor for the AACC ‘Transformation’ online publication.


Dr John Townsend – “The Entitlement Cure” DVD

Psychologist, Leadership Expert, Speaker and New York Times Bestselling Author of Boundaries

John is the founder of the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling and the Townsend Leadership Program, and works with leaders and organisations worldwide. He is co-host of the nationally broadcasted New Life Live! radio program with over 3 million listeners.


Dr Siang-Yang Tan – “Be Weak! The strength of weakness” DVD

Professor of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr Tan is author of many publications. He is best known for his book “Lay Counselling” and for the textbook “Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective”. Dr Tan is also the senior pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California.


Wendy Greyvensteyn - "Specialised Parts of the Body"

Wendy is doing her doctorate on the interface of religion, spirituality and psychology. She has a passion for understanding people, psychological distress and follows a bio-psychosocial-spiritual approach to treatment.



BREAKAWAY SESSIONS


Dr Karen van Zijl – “Traumatized Children”

Certified Child Life Specialist and Play Therapist. President and Co-founder of NPO OPSSA [The Organisation for Paediatric Support in South Africa]. Karen has represented SA at the Child Life Council’s International Summit on Paediatric Psychosocial Services in the USA. She has published articles in international journals and lectures students and professionals in various disciplines. She is an advocate for the rights of children in healthcare.


Dr Emerson Eggerichs - “Love and Respect in marriage”

Founder and President of Love and Respect Ministries, Dr Eggerichs is the author of the book “Love & Respect” which is a Platinum and Book of the year winner, selling over 1.6 million copies. With over three decades of counselling, scientific and biblical research, he is a passionate internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships.


Tabitha Lage – “Human trafficking victims”

CEO of Hope for Women South Africa and Co-Founder of the African Alliance against Human Trafficking

Tabitha passionately works to empower our nation against human trafficking, exploitation, pornography and many other evils. With relationships in government, law enforcement and local and international organisations, she continues to change the myths of trafficking.


Marietjie Strydom - “Attachment Theory”

Specialised Social Worker, Play Therapist and International Presenter with a Master’s degree in Play Therapy

Marietjie works in both public and private sectors as she specialises in the field of Trauma and Attachment. Both locally and abroad, she offers therapy and legal assessments, along with training to schools, parents and professionals.


Dr Annemarie Potgieter - “Medication and the Christian Faith”

MBChB; MMed Psych - Psychiatrist in private practice in Brooklyn, Pretoria

Dr Potgieter has served on many Advisory Boards of Pharmaceutical Companies and Advocacy Groups for the destigmatisation of mental illness. She is passionate about a holistic approach to counselling involving Christian spirit, soul and body, where possible.


Wendy Greyvensteyn - "Specialised Parts of the Body"

Wendy is doing her doctorate on the interface of religion, spirituality and psychology. She has a passion for understanding people, psychological distress and follows a bio-psychosocial-spiritual approach to treatment.




SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER - 3CI PRETORIA

R280pp but early registration before 2 August 2017 - R250pp

Register here.






whAT WE DO

Grace Counselling serves the local community by providing counselling resources and services through a network of churches.


We offer support groups, face-to-face counselling, lay counsellor training, counsellor resources and Christian therapist recommendations

MISSION VISION VALUES

Grace Counselling serves the local community of by providing counselling resources and services through a network of churches.


Grace Counselling was birthed out of a passion to see God's Church serve a broken and hurting world. The demand however often outweighs the resource, so the vision grew into seeing churches pool their counselling related resources to serve each other and the community.

 

This site aims to be an open-access resource to aid all forms of counselling from church based, volunteer driven counsellors to professionals in the private sector and include resources from support groups to personal growth courses.

 

We also have lists of counselling professionals in our community and an overview of addiction treatment centres with direct links to their websites.

 

Our heart is to also see the standard of training available for lay volunteer counsellors in our churches grow, so if you are interested in further counselling training, then check out our upcoming training courses.

 

At Grace Counselling, we are all about being part of God's plan in putting the pieces of people's lives back together [Psalm 20.24 MSG].


Join us on this journey.


GRACE COUNSELLING

Pastoral Director - Madz Deyzel

Tel | 031 003 1830

Email | counselling@grace.za.org