Counseling: Marriage & the Family - Fall 2019

Course Category: Education | Level 4 Course

Course Code: EDU 401

InstructorAnse Hadia Zarzour

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 11 - December 11, 2019
Timings: Thursdays, 7:30 pm CST/1:30 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Description: 

This class is designed to prepare future religious leaders to effectively understand and respond to psycho-social issues in their community. The course will orient students to provide preliminary counseling to individuals and families. It will provide a framework for building a trusting relationship, setting safe and healthy boundaries, developing effective listening skills, identifying and managing crisis situations, increasing awareness of limitations/boundaries, understanding mandated reporting, and screening and identifying potential serious mental health issues. In addition, the course will familiarize students with resources and referrals to mental health professionals in situations when a licensed professional is required.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write one research paper, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$200.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Scholarships and auditing are not available for Level 3 & 4 courses.


Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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