January 2015 brought with it new excitement. We started the first module of the Christian Counseling Undergraduate Certificate. The program has six modules that include classes in Christian psychology, pastoral counseling, human relations, Christian counseling and marriage counseling. Thirty-one students are attending the course. Dr. Al Henk Rekers PHD is teaching the first module. In Malta he is the only one qualified to teach the module. This year we hope that we will be able to again teach Greek I. Because of unforseen work load to uphold licensing obligatons we could not submit the Christian Service and the Berean School programs. However, we started work on the applications. I also hope that we will manage to keep our newsletter published every month.
Joseph Agius GIT Director
We are also happy to announce that GIT submitted its own course for accreditation with the NCFHE. It is a counseling course called “What Happens to Love After Marriage.” The course is proposed to have a 4 MQF credits (3 GU credits). It is part of Continuous Professional Development course we are taking. This diploma helps us to be able to keep the internal quality assurance standards required to retain our license. The study is not designed for distance learning. The student will need to attend the class as in a traditional classroom. Click here for program objectives
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First Class meeting at the new Building
Watch the Alex Hennis story. An inmate who graduated in MA from prison and became a church planter in prison and much more! (5min)
The overall objectives for the course are:•Identify the developmental and systemic influences are shaping marriage and family expectations and functioning. •Diagnose given spouses’ relevant patterns of interaction and identify the patterns that need to be strengthened managed, or eliminated. •Apply the principles of brief counseling in helping couples to improve the quality of their marriage.•Identify and discuss the desired qualities in a successful marriage and how a lack of any of these qualities might affect a marriage.•Advocate for stronger marriages and family relationships when counseling by encouraging a couple’s hope, optimism, acceptance, love and ability to forgive.•Select and apply strategies when counseling a married couple that will increase the level of commitment and intimacy in the couple's marriage and family life significantly.