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Addictive Behaviour Counseling School ( CNH 321 )

This course equips students to bring freedom and restoration to those who are in bondage because of addictive behaviors. It explores the causes of severe physical, psychological, spiritual, and social problems that result from addictions. Topics include: a biblical understanding of addiction and recovery; the roots of addictive behavior; definitions and criteria for diagnosis; world addictions; skills in leading support and therapy groups; unhealthy and healthy family systems; healing the wounds of addiction; sexual abuse and other childhood traumas; stages of maturity and relationship to addictions; working through grief, forgiveness and recovery; the brain and addictions; and the role of the church and community in the healing/recovery process.

Advanced Training for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 315 )

An intermediate course for those who want to increase their understanding of counseling, healing and how to come alongside people in an effective way. It also helps students know how to bring change where specific difficulties block spiritual development. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying inappropriate beliefs and feelings that keep an individual from developing a healthy Christian identity. The programme emphasizes understanding sexual identity issues and dysfunctional lifestyles, with the goal of healing at root levels. In addition, new goals are set in areas of personal development, skill development, and cognitive development, including evaluation and integration of various counseling models. BEING EMPOWERED, TRANSFORMED AND EQUIPPED THROUGH GOD'S GRACE, STUDENTS WILL BE EQUIPPED TO BRING GOD'S RESTORATION TO PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES.

Basic Leadership Practicum I ( CHR 145 )

This is an in-service programme designed to assist in developing the leadership skills of staff in U of N schools. Students meet several times each week for discussion and instruction on topics such as pastoral skills, spiritual gifts, small group dynamics, basic management principles, and leadership of public meetings and outreaches. In addition each student meets regularly with a mentor for feedback and evaluation. Assignments include reading and reporting on a number of books covering basic leadership issues.

Couples & Family Counseling ( CNH 327 )

This course has a four-fold purpose: 1) to raise up Christian family counselors; 2) to repair the breaches caused by dysfunction in the family; 3) to restore biblical foundations in society that will effectively meet the challenges of modern day life in the family, church, work, and culture; and 4) to introduce students to effective and unique interventions that can make a significant difference in family relationships. Designed to help train and equip students in systemic theory, practice, and ministry for healthy lifestyle changes, this course will be taught with a focus on the three major phases of systemic development and theory.

Discipleship Training School ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11 or 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to “Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations.” (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God’s nature and character; God’s intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God’s perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God’s family - the Church; God’s world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM. Focused DTS’s: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS (YWAM CDTS), Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc. Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry ( CNH 211 )

A course to equip those who feel called to reach out to broken, hurting people. As the entry course into degrees in the College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care, it establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counseling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counseling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, each course may address specific counseling models or tools and specific counseling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

Trauma & Restoration Module 1 - Introduction ( CNH 521 )

This is the first of seven courses within the MA in T&R. This module is onsite (in person) and designed to lay the foundation to the whole program. This includes introductory lecture, academic orientation, group activities, etc. This MA in Trauma & Restoration is conceived for the purpose of bringing awareness of the impact of trauma and facilitating restoration of health and wholeness in individuals, families, and communities. The impact of trauma is addressed on the whole person (spirit, soul, and body), on relationships, and on specific people groups. It is also designed to train and equip workers on the field and increase their effectiveness in ministering to their communities in a trauma- informed and wholistic way. This MA is designed specifically for those who have been actively involved in trauma related ministry (such as refugee work, crisis intervention, human trafficking ministry, etc.) and those who are working with counselling schools and ministries in the UofN. They are engaged in a long-term effort of bringing understanding and healing in places devastated by trauma (people groups, whole person impact, inner dynamics, etc.)

Trauma & Restoration Module 2 - Theology of suffering & healing ( CNH 522 )

Module 1 is the second module of seven courses within the MA in T &R. Module one is planned with an online self-study portion, an online intensive (live lectures), and an application within the student’s context. This online module integrates the three components in a flexible way. It includes regular time together for content processing and personal support. The self-study covers materials and assignments that prepare the candidates for the live lectures, such as required readings, reflection papers, videos, instruction, etc. The self-study part will, at times, be integrated and alternate with the intensive/online lectures and the application in a way that will facilitate the needs of this module. Establishing a strong theological framework of reference is very important for the students as they start their studies on Trauma & Restoration. When Trauma entered the world, at the fall, the most devastating effect of all was the separation from God and the resulting relational break. God’s amazing plan in mending that break is an ongoing process of restoration. Understanding trauma and restoration within the context of the overall biblical narrative brings the foundational perspective needed for the rest of their studies.

Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism School (Chatel) ( CHR 263 )

A course designed to train people in developing a culture in which students encounter Jesus and discover their Godly powerful identity. Out of that identity they learn to host the presence of God. The culture is a kingdom culture which includes the YWAM values and specifically focuses on generosity, honor, God's power, Biblical thought, and risk-taking in order to see the power of God released in mission. Other key components are learning to function in the gifts of the Holy Spirit with an emphasis on creativity, prophecy, word of knowledge, healing, evangelism, and deliverance.