Christian Care and Counseling

Non-resident program

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Purpose and vision

The program is intended to meet the need of the present-day ministry in the knowledge of Christian care and skills of counseling, train counselors both for serving both in the church environment and society.

Who is this program for?

  • Pastors and church leaders willing to be more effective in Christian care and counseling
  • People willing to serve as counselors
  • Ministers at rehabilitation centers

Requirements to prospective students

  • Membership of a local church
  • Certificate of the secondary education

Duration and Mode

  • Non-residential program
  • Certificate – 1 year
  • 4 two-week modular sessions



  • Spiritual, personal maturity and responsibility;
  • Emotional stability and critical treatment of oneself;
  • Empathy.


  • Knowledge of the basics of Christian care and counseling;
  • Knowledge of ethical provisions regulating activity of the counselor;
  • Knowledge of the main notions of the fundamental psychology (general psychology, age psychology, family psychology), addictive behaviour, and crises.


  • Basic skills of psychological counseling;
  • Skills of observation;
  • Ability to integrate scientific knowledge into the Bible worldview.


  • General Psychology

    The course is aimed at learning basic notions of psychology; forming scientific ideas about the nature of human psyche, methods and results of studying mental phenomena, individual and typological features; development of the ability to apply psychological knowledge in the conditions of professional activities.

  • Fundamentals of Psychological Counseling

    The course is intended to introduce modern approaches to the practice of psychological counseling and Christian care; develop practical counseling skills; determine ethical norms and responsibilities. It aims to equip students with the main theoretical knowledge and technologies of psychological counseling and Christian care by revealing specifics of work with different categories of patients and their needs.

  • Spiritual Formation

    The course throws light on spiritual formation of an individual in the light of evangelical traditions. It harmoniously combines the study of theology and Christian spiritual practices. It focuses primarily on several practices such as search for God, prayer, reflections about the Scriptures, mentorship, fasting, and solitude.

  • Fundamentals of Trauma Counseling

    The course acquaints students with notions, objectives, main principles of the work in crises, and creates possibility to master methods and skills of diagnostics and provision of the initial psychological assistance when dealing with persons with post-traumatic stress disorders and encountering different behavioral problems in crises.

  • Fundamentals of Psychopathology

    The course equips students with theoretical knowledge about the main disorders of the mental activity; origin, expression and regularities of the mental diseases; regularities of the changing and renewal of mental activity in different pathological conditions and abnormalities of development. It enables to master techniques and methods of their diagnostics, prevention and organization of assistance for people with mental diseases, as well as creates a theoretical foundation for thinking over cases of pathology of mental functions and formation of practical skills to use psychopathological instruments.

  • Family Counseling

    The course is aimed at learning basic notions of family and marriage psychology, theoretical and methodological approaches to counseling and psychocorrectional influence on the couple and family relationships; forming the ability to diagnose family, children and parents, and marriage relationships, as well as conduct prevention and counseling work with the family using methods of the up-to-date family counseling, correction, prevention and psychological deduction (education).

  • Age Psychology

    The course presents a holistic view of the personality from the perspective of age and familiarizes with problems of development and their solutions; with sensible periods of development of the personality at different stages of individual development; peculiarities of psychic processes, emotional, volitional, social and motivational spheres of the personality. The course introduces students to theoretical principles and methods to counsel different groups as well as enables them to directly gain their own experience of group counseling in classes.

  • Addiction Counseling

    The course considers how chemical substances influence certain spheres of the human being and his or her integrity as an individual. Students learn how to diagnose a problem and help via methods based on clinical research and standards.

  • Fundamentals of Research

    The course contributes to formation of the competence to conduct independent qualifies and original scientific research, selection of relevant research instruments and ways to solve scientific and applied tasks; to master methodology of scientific cognition, development of necessary abilities and skills to generate new ideas; familiarization with the main requirements to writing research papers, term and graduation papers, theses, etc.


I studied at UETS because I wanted to get necessary knowledge in the field of counseling.


Pavlo Skab

Graduate of the Foundations of Christian Care and Psychological Counseling non-residential program,

I studied  in a one-year course in psychological counseling and Christian care at UETS. I chose the...

Oleksandr Piven

Graduate of the Foundations of Christian Care and Psychological Counseling non-residential program


Program director

Ulyanova Victoria

Information for prospective students
57 Kvitky Tsisyk, Kyiv 04075


+380 95 315 84 42

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