Content

This unit offers an introduction to pastoral care and counselling in the Christian congregation and community, geared to the perspective of the pastor and pastoral carer. It covers the classic tradition of Christian pastoral care, and its development, together with an overview of counselling theories and models, including an introduction to the practice of basic people-helping skills.

Unit Code: DP2202L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate the concepts inherent in pastoral care and counselling in its various forms and contexts

2.

Analyse and evaluate literature on pastoral care and counselling within given theological frameworks, in both the theoretical and practical dimensions

3.

Demonstrate basic people-helping abilities and skills which are foundational to effective pastoral care and counselling

4.

Make connections between their understanding and practice of pastoral care and counselling and other paradigms of human development and counselling from the human sciences.

5.

Demonstrate advanced people-helping skills for effective pastoral care and counselling

6.

Integrate their understanding and practice of pastoral care and counselling with paradigms of human development and care from the social sciences and evaluate these in light of new understandings.

Unit sequence

DP1036L Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, class exercise and counselling role play

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Critical Review

Critical Review (Book response) 1350 words

30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Seminar (Class presentation) 1800 words

40.0
Report

Report 1350 words (equivalent)

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-05 00:04:36 +1100