The School of Social Work & Counseling currently offers four educational programs and provides training and counseling at our Center of Counseling and Soul Care.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with the Family (five-year study program).
- A post-graduate diploma in Social Work with the Family and Counseling –less than a Masters degree (two-year study).
Students in the above two tracks study together in an integrated program that prepares them as specialists in social work and counseling with the family. Graduates will be familiar with methods of psychological counseling, social law, the issues of addiction, particularly as the impact the family, and how best to provide long-term care to children in an orphanage system. Our best students are offered internships with our Center of Counseling and Soul Care.
- A higher qualification certificate in Addictions Counseling for the Whole Family –post-high school, but less than a Bachelor’s degree (two-year study program similar to an Associates degree).
- A higher qualification certificate in Christian Counseling–post-high school, but less than a Bachelor’s degree (five-month intensive study program similar to an Associates degree).
At present, our programs for higher qualification in social work and counseling consist of a two-year program and a series of five-month intensive courses that lead to a certificate of qualification in different aspects of social work and counseling. Two courses (#3 and #4 above) are underway. A third, Family Counseling, will begin later this fall. Under the rules of the Russian system of higher education, this certification is available to students who complete course requirements whether or not that have previously earned an undergraduate degree.