Students will reflect upon the various situations which give rise to trauma and disruption on a personal, communal and societal level and consider the formulation of a range of potential pastoral responses, drawing upon insights from pastoral theology, psychological and biblical perspectives. Specific case studies will be undertaken in application of principles of care.
Unit code: DP3209T
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Outline situations which give rise to trauma and disruption.
Articulate potential responses and implications for those impacted.
Outline a range of available pastoral resources.
Analyse responses to particular cases.
Integrate pastoral, psychological and biblical perspectives in response to particular examples.
An introductory unit in Field D
Lectures. Case Studies.
Allain-Chapman, J. Resilient Pastors: The Role of Adversity in Healing and Growth. London: SPCK, 2012
Becker, Eve-Marie. Trauma and Traumatization in Individual and Collective Dimensions: Insights from Biblical Studies and Beyond. Edited by Jan Dochhorn and Else Holt. Göttingen: V&R Academic, 2014.
Boase, Elizabeth, and Christopher G. Frechette. Bible through the Lens of Trauma. First edition. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.
Carr, David M. Holy Resilience: The Bible’s Traumatic Origins. Yale University Press, 2014.
Cassidy, S. Sharing the darkness: the spirituality of caring. London: DLT, 1998
Frankl, Victor E. Man’s Search for Meaning, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985
Graham, Elaine L. Transforming Practice: Pastoral Theology in an Age of Uncertainty. London: Mowbray, 1996
Harrower, Scott. God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2019.
Kegan, Robert. In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994
Robert A. Neimeyer (ed), Meaning Reconstruction & the Experience of Loss, Washington: American Psychological Association, 2001
Rambo, Shelly. Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.
Shapiro, Constance Hank. When Part of the Self is Lost: Helping Clients Heal After Sexual and Reproductive Losses. California: Jossey-Bass. 1993
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 6 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-06 16:11:38 +1100