YWAM Worcester Counseling

About the CFC

The Couple and Family Counseling Course is designed with a biblical perspective to help train and equip students in systemic theory and practice for healthy lifestyle changes. The course gives a historical development of systemic family therapy to better equip students in the use of various therapeutic tools for effective ministry. Systemic approaches to counseling combined with sensitivity to the Holy Spirit provide a powerful tool to disciple individuals, couples, and families. Building healthy families help to build healthy societies.

This course is NOT a SAQA accredited qualification.

YWAM Worcester Family

Systemic Approach

The Systemic Approach to Counseling of the CFC has a four-fold purpose that will help:

❍ Raise-up Christian family counselors who can effectively minister to individuals, couples, and families in the nations.

❍ Repair the “breach” caused by dysfunction in the family.

❍ Restore biblical foundations in society that will effectively meet the challenges of modern-day life in the family, at work, in the church, and culture.

❍ Introduces students to effective and unique interventions that can make a significant difference in family relationships

Topics Include

✔︎ Family Systemic thinking & theory – from individual to interpersonal
✔︎ Biblical worldview of marriage & family
✔︎ Systemic work with individuals
✔︎ The family life cycle, transitions, & change
✔︎ Family coordination through communication
✔︎ Emotions, attachments, & systems
✔︎ Different integrative models of family counseling & therapy
✔︎ Reflecting teams and process
✔︎ Assessment skills & interventions that help facilitate recovery from addictions, eating ✔︎ disorders, abuse, violence, loss, boundary, gender, and sexuality issues.

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CFC Fees

Our fees are based on the nationality of the applicant. This fee structure (want to know more about it?) allows students from less privileged backgrounds to join our training. The fees are in South African Rand and they include tuition, food, and housing.

Zone South Africa: R19,790
Zone 1 (African countries): R21,690
Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): R26,090
Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): R32,390

Prices might change without prior notice.

What our former students say

Learn more about the CFC

Parts of this school laid a foundation of where I am today - not only spiritually, but professionally.
- Joseph, Asia

Our Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to be accepted into the CFC?
The requirements for the CFC are the successful completion of the DTS and its Field Assignment, and either a Foundations for Counseling Ministry or Foundations for Family Studies (former FMS).
How can I pay for my CFC fees?
There are many options to pay for your school fees. You can make an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), pay via PayPal, credit or debit cards in our office, as well as cash (less prefered). There are several ATMs spread around town and you can withdraw funds from them as needed.
Do CFC students attend church during the program?
We encourage all our students to commit to a local church during their time with us. You are free to choose which church you attend. Our staff are involved in many different churches in and around Worcester and they will help you know what’s available. Your parents or your home pastor may also have recommendations for you.
Can I receive further training with YWAM after my CFC?
Yes! We encourage students to consider following up their CFC with other second and third-level schools.
Additionally, YWAM’s University of the Nations offers several training programs at campuses around the world. The DTS is a prerequisite for any other UofN training. The goal of these courses is to further equip you to accomplish the mission God has given you; they can also lead to a degree from the UofN. We’ll share more with you about further training opportunities once you’ve arrived for your school, but you are also welcome to ask our registrar about them now.
Do I need any vaccinations?
We do not have any required vaccinations for new students, but it is a good idea to be up-to-date with all of your immunization boosters before you come. You can also consult your health care practitioner for any special recommendation. Worcester is a malaria-free zone.