This unit provides a review of basic counselling methodology and issues. The unit also addresses the nature of counselling within a pastoral care and parish context, considering ethical concerns and responding to the question of theodicy. It introduces students to specialised contexts of care and counselling: crisis, sickness, death, grief and mental illness.
Unit Code: DP3206L
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Practise pastoral care and counselling which is theologically and psychologically integrated
Articulate their position on the theodicy issue and its relationship to pastoral care and counselling
Provide a pastoral care ministry which is reflective, balanced, realistic and oriented toward further growth
Demonstrate a sophisticated integration of theological and psychological insights and strategies in their practice of pastoral care and counselling
Appropriately utilise care and counselling skills, resources and methods, in a variety of pastoral contexts.
Prerequisites: At least 36 points in Field D—Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP), including Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling.
Personal reflection paper 1000 words
Personal position paper on the issue of theodicy and its connection with pastoral care and counselling 2000 words
Paper on a specialised pastoral counselling focus area 2000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2020-01-14 15:00:46 +1100