As well as the week-long format, SMTI presents the biblical counselling programme through eight modules in total over four years, with two modules per year. Classes are presented throughout the year on various evening from 18h to 21h. The cost per module is R1200.00, and includes a module handbook with course material, lunches and light refreshments, and grading of assignments.
SMTI provides registration for an auditing track and an accredited track;
- Auditing Track: the auditing track allows you to attend the whole course or choose which preferred modules you would like to attend. It does not require completion of assignments.
- Accredited Track: the accredited track requires you to attend all modules over the two years, class participation, completion of all tests and assignments. Preference is given to applicants for the accredited track.
There are two benefits in completing the accredited track of the SMTI Biblical Counselling Programme. For the second benefit to be obtained, students will need an a Honors degree;
- SMTI is an Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors (ACBC) registered counselling training centre, the only one outside of the USA. This provides the opportunity for those who complete the accredited track to pursue certification as an ACBC Biblical Counsellor. This certification process requires three phases; 1) Training (through SMTI accredited track); 2) Completion of ACBC theological and counselling exams and application form; 3) Supervised counselling hours with a certified ACBC counsellor.
- The Biblical Counselling Programme is in the process of being accredited as a Masters Degree in Biblical Counselling (MABC). Therefore those who enroll and complete the accredited track of the Biblical Counselling Programme sucessfully, will receive a MABC. The requirement for this is that they already have an Honors degree.
Registration is closed for the accredited track for the current cycle of the SMTI Biblical Counselling Programme. You may still register if you wish to do the auditing track.
Foundations of Biblical Counselling
January 16, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 27
May 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
Methods of Biblical Change
July 17, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18
October 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
Theological Basis for Biblical Counselling
Christian Life Issues
Marriage and Family Counselling
Marriage and Family Topics
Counselling Issues and Procedures
Observation and Practicum