This unit offers an introduction to spiritual pastoral care and counselling in the context of Christian congregations and communities, geared to the perspective of the pastor and pastoral carers, but also incorporating the care vocations of all community members . It covers the classic tradition of Christian pastoral care, and its development, together with an overview of counselling theories and models. It includes an introduction to people-helping skills and attitudes, aiming to develop spiritually mature, self-aware and sensitive pastoral carers, who are able to respond appropriately to diversity of identities and needs within Christian congregations and communities.
Unit code: DP2002L
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this unit is running
Articulate the meaning of pastoral care and counselling in the context of the Christian congregation and community
Reflect on and evaluate pastoral care and counselling literature from both the theological and practical perspectives.
Apply, through counselling role-play, people-helping abilities and skills which are foundational to effective pastoral care and counselling
Demonstrate a mature appreciation of the need for self-awareness and sensitivity in working with diverse persons in Christian community
Course relationship: A level 2 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry courses
Prerequisites: At least 18 points in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (may be taken concurrently)
Tutorial style sessions, assigned readings, seminars, class exercises and counselling role play.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Critical Review (Book response) 1350 words
Report 1350 words (equivalent)
Engage in structured counselling role play
|Seminar or Tutorial||
Case study from students' congregational fieldwork
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 24 Aug, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-08-24 15:27:42 +1000