The Center for Family Ministries, CEFAM, is pleased to announce its course offerings for persons engaged or to be engaged in the pastoral care of individuals, couples, and families – yes, including one’s own family. Two summer courses are scheduled followed by their regular diploma courses in June. BCBP members, especially those involved in the BCBP’s Family Ministries and Caring programs, are encouraged to avail of these courses. Venue for the courses and workshops is Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For more specific details, please feel free to call at (632) 4264289-92, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at www.cefam.ph.
CEFAM is an accredited continuing professional education (CPE) provider of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). All seminars, workshops and other CPE activities sponsored by CEFAM are eligible for CPE points for the PAP.
Premarital and Marital Counseling, April 16 – 28, 2012
This program is designed to develop a greater self-awareness, self-understanding and self-direction, acquire the basic skills of humanistic counseling, and learn the psycho-spiritual dynamics of premarital/marital relationships. The seminar-workshop will make use of a psycho-spiritual approach in helping couples through experiential process activities, both individually and in groups. Role play sessions will supplement lectures, case studies and group processing.
Family Dynamics and Counseling, April 30 – May 12, 2012
This two-week seminar workshop focuses on the family and aims to help the participants appreciate Filipino family dynamics, psyche, and areas of opportunities and strengths, as well as learn the different family counseling/therapy approaches. Some of the skills that will be taught during the sessions include being able to identify healthy patterns of behavior/strengths and use them, and being able to distinguish between ordinary conversation and counseling, between confession and counseling, spiritual direction and counseling and advice-giving and counseling.
Summer sessions may be arranged either on a live-out or on a live-in basis.
REGULAR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (Semester starts in June)
Professional Diploma in Family Ministries
This is a total program for training persons in building up the family as a community of love, justice and peace; characterized by holistic, non-denominational, psycho-spiritual approach. It is a one year, 24-unit, graduate-level, non-degree program with two major components: Counseling (curative dimension) and Spirituality (growth dimension).
Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, major in Family Ministry and Counseling
This 45-unit graduate degree program is offered jointly with the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University;