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2021 COUNSELLING & CHAPLAINCY
INTENSIVES & SEMI INTENSIVES

At Morling, our mission is to equip men and women with the knowledge that they need to serve God in many different roles: pastoral ministry, in the work place, Christian education, missions work, counselling, and chaplaincy. We also recognise that it is often difficult to stop working in order to pursue further study.  In order to accommodate students who cannot attend weekly lectures, Morling has established a study program across the summer and winter breaks, and Intensive Study Units.


UNDERSTANDING INTENSIVES

Intensives are designed to deliver the face-to-face teaching, necessary for skills development, in a short period of time, while utilising online learning for the remainder of the course material. Normally, intensive units will include online learning components designed to be completed prior to the face-to-face intensive days, so please take note of the start date for each intensive. There are three different types of intensives:

  • Intensives - Intensives are units which are delivered primarily on-campus (face-to-face delivery). Students should be aware that approx 20% of course content will normally be delivered online prior to the 4-5 on-campus days.
  • Blended Intensives - Blended Intensives are units with a mixture of both online and on-campus learning e.g. specific online course content modules are to be completed before and/or after the 2-3 days of on-campus delivery.
  • Semi-Intensives - Semi-Intensives are units which normally have 5 on-campus days with face-to-face delivery spread out over the semester with some online support materials. 

Click HERE for help with how to enrol for our Intensives.

Summer 2021 - Intensives (Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care)

  • Psychological Crisis and Trauma (CHA832i)

    Unit Code: CHA832i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9am - 5pm, 27-29 Jan 2021 and 19-20 Feb 2021

    In this unit students will learn to identify the impact of loss and grief on individuals, families and communities and recognise the culturally appropriate expressions of loss and grief. Students will develop an understanding of the different models explaining the grief process as well as the methods to facilitate healing in individuals and groups who have experienced grief and loss. Students will also learn about the current theories and models for understanding and working with people and groups who have, or are experiencing neurobiological, psychosocial as well as socio-spiritual-cultural elements of trauma. Students will learn key chaplaincy & spiritual care skills and methods to work with people who are experiencing crisis and trauma.

    Enrolment Due Date: 4 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 18 January 2021
    Admin Date: 18 January 2021
    Census Date: 12 February 2021
    Unit End Date: 14 May 2021

  • Group Dynamics & Facilitation (CHA921i)

    Unit Code: CHA921i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9am-5pm, 1-2 Feb and 4-5 Feb 2021

    During this unit students will examine and appraise contemporary theory and practices of group processes. The unit is designed to develop the student’s applied skill and knowledge in group dynamics. It will assist students to develop the necessary theory, methods and skills to convene and facilitate a variety of therapeutic groups. Students will learn how to assess and select suitable group members, facilitate and lead the group through the various stages of group development. They will critically evaluate the curative factors of group processes and develop skills to establish and maintain these factors through group facilitation.

    Enrolment Due Date: 7 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 11 January 2021
    Admin Date: 25 January 2021
    Census Date: 3 February 2021
    Unit End Date: 3 May 2021

Summer 2021 - Intensives (Counselling)

  • Crisis and Trauma Counselling 1 (COU932i)

    Unit Code: COU932i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9am - 5pm, 27-29 Jan 2021 and 12-13 Feb 2021

    In this unit students will learn to identify the impact of psychological trauma on individuals, families and communities and recognise its cultural appropriate expressions. Students will also examine the current theories and models for understanding and working with people and groups who have, or are experiencing crisis, and psychological trauma (PTSD and CPTSD). This will include the neurobiological, psychosocial and as well as socio-spiritual-cultural elements of trauma. Students will apply key counselling skills and methods to assess and work therapeutically with clients who are experiencing crisis and trauma.

    Enrolment Due Date: 4 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 18 January 2021
    Admin Date: 18 January 2021
    Census Date: 12 February 2021
    Unit End Date: 14 May 2021

  • Group Dynamics & Facilitation  (COU933i)

    Unit Code: COU933i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9am-5pm, 1-2 Feb and 4-5 Feb 2021

    During this unit students will examine and appraise contemporary theory and practices of group processes. The unit is designed to develop the student’s applied skill and knowledge in group dynamics. It will assist students to develop the necessary theory, methods and skills to convene and facilitate a variety of therapeutic groups. Students will learn how to assess and select suitable group members, facilitate and lead the group through the various stages of group development. They will critically evaluate the curative factors of group processes and develop skills to establish and maintain these factors through group facilitation.

    Enrolment Due Date: 7 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 11 January 2021
    Admin Date: 25 January 2021
    Census Date: 3 February 2021
    Unit End Date: 3 May 2021

Semester 1, 2021 - Semi-Intensives (Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care)

  • Professional Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Practices 1 (CHA801)

    Unit Code: CHA801
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9am-5pm, 19-20 March and 14,15,17 May 2021

    This unit is designed to foster the development of self-awareness and understanding the role of self-awareness in chaplaincy & spiritual care. Situated within a Christian world-view this unit assists students to develop the foundational attitudinal concepts and skills of sensitivity, attuning, attending, positive regard and respect and to develop basic communication skills. Students are provided an extended opportunity to develop and practice generic chaplaincy/spiritual care skills within an experiential context. This unit facilitates the growth and development of the student in both personal and interpersonal domains.

    Enrolment Due Date: 29 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 22 February 2021
    Admin Date: 22 February 2021
    Census Date: 19 March 2021
    Unit End Date: 7 June 2021

  • Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care in Systems: Leading Transformational Change

    Unit Code: CHA902
    Delivery: Blended Delivery
    On-Campus Days: Wednesdays fortnightly, 1:30pm-5:30pm

    In this unit students will learn about applications of systems theory, well-being factors that affect systems within their chaplaincy and spiritual care setting and psychodynamic issues that operate within individuals or systems that can obstruct the effectiveness of a chaplaincy and spiritual care team. Students will also learn realistic rationales for leadership and different management strategies. This unit also provides the opportunity for students to reflect theologically on justice-making and advocacy within the role and identity of the chaplain. The focus of this unit is to develop leadership abilities than enable effective change.

    Enrolment Due Date: 29 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 23 January 2021
    Admin Date: 22 February 2021
    Census Date: 19 March 2021
    Unit End Date: 16 June 2021

Semester 1, 2021 - Semi-Intensives / Blended Delivery (Counselling)

  • Therapeutic Communication Skills (COU801)

    Unit Code: COU801
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 26-27 Feb and 19-20 March and 23-24 April and 21-22 May 2021 | (Fri: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Sat: 9am-4pm)

    The unit will prepare the student in the area of Therapeutic Communication skills. It is presented through 4 weekend intensives and includes an online component. This unit is designed to foster the development of self-awareness in students and students will examine the role of self-awareness in counselling. Within the framework provided by a Christian worldview, students will learn the foundational counselling attitudinal concepts and skills of sensitivity, attuning, attending, positive regard and respect and learn to develop and apply foundational therapeutic communication skills within a counselling relationship.

    Students are provided with extended opportunity to develop and practice generic counselling skills within an experiential context. Integrated learning activities are designed to promote the development of counselling skills. This unit facilitates the growth and development of the student in both personal and interpersonal domains.

    Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes. Failure to attend for the minimum will result in failure of the subject.

    Students are required to have 6 hours of personal counselling as part of the unit requirements and submit evidence that the 6 hours of counselling has been undertaken.

    Enrolment Due Date: 29 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 22 February 2021
    Admin Date: 22 February 2021
    Census Date: 19 March 2021
    Unit End Date: 16 June 2021

  • Counselling Methodologies in Therapeutic Practice (COU813)

    Unit Code: COU813
    Delivery: Blended Delivery
    Week 1-5 - Livestream (Tues evenings 6.30pm-9.15pm) and
    Week 8-12 - Livestream (Tues evenings 6.30pm-9.15pm) and
    On Campus Days - Friday 26 March 2021 (1.30pm-4.15pm) and Saturday 27 March 2021 (9.30am-4.30pm)

    The aim of this unit of study is to provide students with a broad overview of the major therapeutic approaches commonly utilised within counselling practice. An understanding of these approaches (often referred to as models) provides a solid basis from which students can begin to conceptualise the presenting problems and issues clients bring to counselling. Models provide a framework for conceptualising problems, identifying helpful interventions and assessing outcomes. The unit will assist the student to develop an integrative approach to counselling practice. Students are introduced to a number of different theoretical frameworks or “maps” that can be used to guide their practice with clients and inform the actions they take. Students are given the opportunity to begin to identify the particular therapeutic approach that “fits” with their client group interests. Students will also examine and critique the various therapeutic approaches from a Christian worldview. Through a detailed study of attachment theory students have the opportunity to develop increasing awareness of their own attachment style and the impact this has on their personal and professional relationships.

    Enrolment Due Date: 29 January 2021
    Unit Start Date: 23 January 2021
    Admin Date: 22 February 2021
    Census Date: 19 March 2021
    Unit End Date: 16 June 2021

2021 Winter Intensives

  • Counselling & Theology (COU815i)

    Unit Codes: COU815i
    Delivery: Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9:00am-5:00pm, 5-6 July and 8-9 July 2021

    This unit considers the integration of theological concepts and spirituality with the practice of professional counselling in an ethical manner. It also explores the concepts of "who am I" as a person, as a Christian, as a counsellor and as a professional, and how these integrate within therapeutic relationships. Students are extended in their ability to reflect critically as they explore issues and topics related to the relational and theological dimensions of the Christian counsellor.

    Enrolment Due Date: 10 June 2021
    Unit Start Date: 10 June 2021
    Admin Date: 1 July 2021
    Census Date: 6 July 2021
    Unit End Date: 15 October 2021

  • Crisis & Trauma Counselling 2 (COU942i)

    Unit Codes: COU942i
    Delivery: Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 15-17 July and 1-2 Nov 2021 

    In this unit students will further develop their understanding of the impact of psychological trauma on individuals, families and communities and recognise culturally appropriate expressions. Students will also apply their knowledge of the current theories and models for understanding to working with people and groups who have, or are experiencing crisis, psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This will include the neurobiological, psychosocial and the socio-spiritual-cultural elements of trauma. Students will apply their counselling skills and methods to the specialised assessment and counselling of clients who are experiencing crisis and trauma. Field opportunities to observe and work with people in crisis and trauma will be provided.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1 July 2021
    Unit Start Date: 1 July 2021
    Admin Date: 1 July 2021
    Census Date: 26 July 2021
    Unit End Date: 2 November 2021

Semester 2, 2021 - Semi-Intensives (Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care)

  • Professional Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care Practices 2 (CHA802i)

    Unit Code: CHA802i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 30-31 July and 27-28 August and 8-9 October and 29-30 October 2021 | (Fri: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Sat: 9am-4pm) 

    In this unit students are provided with the opportunity to further a deepening understanding of the nature and path of a chaplaincy/spiritual care encounter, integrating the various models of spiritual assessment within pastoral care and chaplaincy practice. Students are introduced to the theory and methods of pastoral assessment, case planning and intervention within a multidisciplinary chaplaincy and spiritual care context. Opportunity to develop the ability to utilise more advanced techniques within an experiential context is provided. Students' learning will deeply enhance their own personal and spiritual formation as they learn how to integrate Christian world-views and spirituality in chaplaincy and spiritual care practice.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date: 19 July 2021
    Admin Date: 19 July 2021
    Census Date: 13 August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12 November 2021

Semester 2, 2021 - Semi-Intensives (Counselling)

  • Counselling Theory & Practice (COU802i)

    Unit Code: COU802i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 30-31 July and 27-28 August and 8-9 October and 29-30 October 2021 | Fri: 6.30pm-9.30pm, Sat: 9am-4pm

    In this unit students are provided with the opportunity to further develop a deepening understanding of the nature and course of the counselling encounter and to differentiate between content and process in counselling. They are introduced to more advanced counselling skills including the skills of challenge, assessment and case conceptualisation. Opportunity to develop the ability to utilise more advanced therapeutic techniques within an experiential context is provided. The unit is situated within a Christian world-view, deeply enhancing the student's own personal and spiritual formation. This unit focuses on the intentional development of relationships that are healing and restorative.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date: 19 July 2021
    Admin Date: 19 July 2021
    Census Date: 13 August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12 November 2021

Semester 2, 2021 - Blended Intensives (Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care)

  • Mental Health Management (CHA831)

    Unit Code: CHA831
    Delivery: Blended-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9:00am-5:00pm, 1-3 September 2021

    The unit will prepare the student in the area of mental health assessment and intervention It will critically evaluate the factors involved in mental health and wellness and mental distress and illness. It will examine the role of counselling, chaplaincy and spiritual care practice in the field of mental health. The unit will appraise the developments and knowledge from the field of neuroscience and apply this knowledge to the principles of mental health. Mental health assessment tools are used to recognise the presentation of mental illness and emotional disorders in clients and to conduct risk assessments. This unit will examine how to accurately identify and document critical client issues and formulate management strategies. It will analyse the multidisciplinary approach to the management and treatment of mental disorders. Students will learn to apply neuroscience insights to the management of common mental health problems.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date: 19 July 2021
    Admin Date: 19 July 2021
    Census Date: 13 August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12 November 2021

Semester 2, 2021 - Blended Intensives (Counselling)

  • Mental Health Management (COU816)

    Unit Code: COU816
    Delivery: Blended Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9:00am-5:00pm, 1-3 September 2021

    In this unit students will gain an understanding of the factors involved in mental wellness and mental illness and learn about the role of counselling practice in the field of mental health.

    Additionally, students will learn about the principles of mental health management, become familiar with mental health assessment tools, and develop a multidisciplinary model for the clinical management of the mental disorders. Students will learn how to use evidence-based treatment interventions for clients with mental health problems. Throughout this unit reference is made to insights gained from neuroscience.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date: 19 July 2021
    Admin Date: 19 July 2021
    Census Date: 13 August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12 November 2021

  • Advanced Therapeutic Group Facilitation (COU943i)

    Unit Code: COU943i
    Delivery: Semi-Intensive
    On-Campus Days: 9-11 August 2021 (9.00am – 5.00pm), plus
    Wednesdays: 18 Aug, 1 Sept, 8 Sept, 15 Sept, 6 Oct, 20 Oct 2021 (6.30pm – 8.30pm)

    Building on the knowledge and skills developed in CO933, students undertaking this unit of study will develop the ability to apply advanced group facilitation skills to diverse therapeutic groups. Students will also gain increased insight and understanding into the skills necessary to facilitate and engage with a deepening group process. During the course of the semester, opportunity will be provided for students to facilitate and participate in a group therapy experience.

    Enrolment Due Date: 1st July 2021
    Unit Start Date: 19 July 2021
    Admin Date: 19 July 2021
    Census Date: 13 August 2021
    Unit End Date: 12 November 2021


HOW TO ENROL 

Existing Morling Students:
  1. Enrol ONLINE here
New Students

Before enrolling in any Intensive units, new students will need to complete the Student Application process. We strongly encourage you to contact us early, to discuss your study options and eligibility. Use one of the forms on this page to apply now as either a full-time or part-time student. 

CASUAL ENROLMENTS

Casual enrolments are available for anyone who wishes to attend an intensive unit, but does not want to complete assessment tasks or gain credit towards an award. You can enrol online for Casual (Audit) Enrolments here.

For more information

Have questions about Intensives, Blended Units or Summer School Online? Contact us and we'll be happy to help you get started. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

HOW DO INTENSIVES WORK?

Intensives are lectures given as a series over several consecutive days (generally a one-week period). Semi-intensives run over several non-consecutive days, spread over several weeks (for example, a series of Mondays). Each intensive unit is run differently, so it is important that you contact Morling College for information on when the intensives are scheduled, the prior reading requirements, and how frequently the unit is offered.

THE BENEFITS OF INTENSIVE UNITS

Many students at Morling are working professionals with families, commitments and a busy schedule. We understand that making time each week to attend lectures can be difficult. Intensive Units provide a way for students to gain the same quality of education at a pace that works around your busy schedule.

ON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION DURING INTENSIVES

Casual accommodation in MRC should be booked through Tiana or Judith by email: accommodation@morling.edu.au or Phone: 02 8458 2320.

Students must book accommodation at least two weeks before the starting date of their booking for their accommodation to be guaranteed. Bookings less than two weeks before the start date may incur significant additional costs.

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