This unit provides a review of 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 questions of God’s love and goodness in lived human experiences. It introduces students to specialised contexts of care and counselling: crisis, sickness, death, grief and mental illness.
Unit Code: DP9206L
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Australian Lutheran CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate a sophisticated cross-disciplinary approach to the practice of pastoral care and counselling
Apply a Lutheran theology of the cross to pastoral care and counselling contexts that raise questions of God’s love and goodness
Engage diverse views in reflection on human experience and behaviours, evaluating a range of cognitive and affective responses in pastoral care
Identify limitations and boundaries for pastoral carers, including reference to exit points for referral and the Lutheran Church of Australia’s theological values and professional standards as they relate to pastoral care.
Prerequisites At least 24 points in Field D Prohibited combinations DP3006L Pastoral Care and Counselling
Learner-focused approach, incorporating strategies such as lectures, group discussion and debate, role plays, personal reflection and brainstorming.
Summative reflection 1500 words
Essay 3250 words
Investigation 3250 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:09:05 +1100