Spiritual care and counselling for the sick

up logoShort Course in spiritual care and counselling for the sick (Cape Town)


  • To have a better understanding of the holistic effects of illness on the person and his/her relationships;
  • To understand the impact of the modern health care environment and ways of functioning within this environment;
  • To have mastered basic counselling skills to support the sick person and his/her family;
  • To be able to offer compassionate spiritual care and guidance in a variety of situations;
  • To have completed an optional day of practical work equivalent to 5 hours of supervised counselling.

Dates and times:

  • 17-19 September 2015
  • Daily from 08:30-16:00
  • Tea/Coffee and rusks available.
  • Please bring own lunch / lunch can be bought at the Hospital cafeteria.


  • Grootte Schuur Hospital (Cape Town), Tafelberg Conference Venue on E-floor.
    • New Main building:  go in through main entrance and walk down E-floor, past Le Grotti’s cafeteria.  The venue will be straight ahead.


  • Pastoral work in health care
    • The goal of pastoral care for the sick.
    • Illness: Towards better understanding.
    • The crisis and conflict of illness.
    • Understanding the health care environment.
    • Illness and healing in the African context.
  • Basic counselling skills
    • Understanding human behaviour in crisis situations.
    • A conversational model for pastoral care of the sick.
    • The use of Scripture and prayer.
  • Practical application
    • Discussion of practical work and conversation reports.
    • Addressing emotional and spiritual needs.
    • Special needs: e.g. cancer, heart disease, chronic illness, HIV/AIDS.



  • R950-00

Registration and information:

  • Register with Hester Heunis:  hesterheunis1@gmail.com / 0828030159.
  • Banking details: HospiVision, ABSA, Ben Swart Street, Acc. Nr.  4050423436, Branch code 632005. Use HV & Surname as reference.
  • Please email proof of payment to Hester hesterheunis1@g mail.com or fax to 012-329 9151.

Please note:

  • 15 CPD points for pastors/ministers.
  • 15 CPD points for SACSSP (social work).
  • All participants receive an attendance certificate.
  • A University of Pretoria certificate issued on completion of practical work and assignment.


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