Continued Development

Continued Development

Welcome to our Coram Deo options for Continued Development.

Continued development is sometimes called Continued Professional Development (CPD) or Continued Learning (CL) or Continued Education (CE). In the past we have referred to it as Alumni but that is not longer the case (see here).

On a yearly basis Coram Deo decides which themes will be presented as the particular year’s formal Continued Development programme. If it is taken together with our Supervision programme we then refer to it as the Third Year of studies at Coram Deo (more here). Though not restricted to our students, combining supervision and continued development is our intention for students who completed the two year advanced certificate progamme at Coram Deo.

Who may enroll for Continued Development?

A. Ideally a person who have completed a sufficient level of workshops/training in narrative work at

  • any reputable institution (e.g., university)
  • studied with a recognised narrative practitioner, or
  • have completed the Coram Deo two year programme in pastoral narrative therapy

B. Any person (non-narrative exposure included) involved in actual counselling (counsellors, psychologists, HR practitioners, pastors). T’s & C’s apply.

C. Public interest: From time to time there may be topics that generate public interest and as such anyone can enroll. T’s & C’s apply.

Terms and conditions: The Continued Development programme should not be seen as foundational training in a narrative approach (as relevant to coaching, therapy and other work with people). That being said, some modules do go over the ideas of narrative work. You will have to inquire.

Topics for the year

For the year 2020 the modules covered include:

Yearly reoccurring modules

Faith in counselling
Pastoral and narrative helping practices entering into conversation with conventional medical and psychological language [Yearly reoccurring although the specific clincial aspects might change, e.g., depression, ADHD, or whichever is decided on, on a yearly basis.]

Chosen topics for the year

Working with chidren(adolescence)
Interpersonal Neurobiology and Narrative Therapy & Neuro-Theology
(Two self study online short courses from the previous years’ options – please inquire | not compulsory). Choice between: Story development | Relational Leading and Storying organisations | Pastoral Family Therapy | Working with Teens


Depending on which units of the Continued Development programme you take part in, the university accreditation fee itself is an additional cost ranging from between R400-R900. After successful completion you will receive 4-6 University of Pretoria accredited certificates (add a seventh certificate for those who also enroll for supervision). Students not interested in the accreditation as such need not complete the formal reflective assignment of each theme below and the accreditation fee does not apply.

Dates, venue and structure

Presented either

  • locally over four weekends throughout the year (Friday afternoon and Saturday), alternatively
  • locally or online weekly on a Tuesday evening during selected periods of the year.

Learning takes place at Coram Deo offices in Pretoria unless otherwise directed or at learning communities/campuses across the country.

Pretoria dates are as follows:  6, 7 March |  22, 23 May |  14, 15 August | 16, 17 October

The weekly option (presented locally in Pretoria) is extended to other parts of the country only through online interactive video learning in small group format. Interest permitting in an area outside of Pretoria we might arrange a venue for students to convene while still joining online as a group.

Go ahead and download our prospectus for the stated and additional information. Please note that this is still for the current year 2019. Information will remain roughly the same but will be updated towards end of October.

Learn more

Courses | Training

Accredited by the University of Pretoria, we offer specialised training in a narrative approach that is generally described as pastoral but non-doctrinal in nature. A narrative approach also has application in coaching, mentoring, facilitation, mediation and organisational development.

We’ve offered pastoral and narrative therapy training for the past two decades.

Most programmes are accredited by the University of Pretoria.
Pastoral Narrative Therapy
Continued professional development
Practitioner superivsion
Seminars and workshops



Campuses | Learning sites

Pretoria (Main Campus)
Constantia Kruin (West Rand)
Kempton Park (East Rand)
Durbanville (Cape)
George (Western Cape)
Mossel Bay (Western Cape)
Lydenburg (Mpumalanga)

Global online (Blended Learning)

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Head office (Pretoria)


Welcome to an embracing fellowship that offers hope.

Situated in Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria, South Africa, Coram Deo offers training in pastoral narrative therapy and professional counselling services made cost effective by the generosity of our donors and partner therapists and other professionals.


Coram Deo Pastoral Centre (NPC)
Registration no. 2003/007191/08