Content

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

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Practise pastoral care and counselling which is theologically and psychologically integrated

2.

Articulate their position on the theodicy issue and its relationship to pastoral care and counselling

3.

Provide a pastoral care ministry which is reflective, balanced, realistic and oriented toward further growth

4.

Demonstrate a sophisticated integration of theological and psychological insights and strategies in their practice of pastoral care and counselling

5.

Appropriately utilise care and counselling skills, resources and methods, in a variety of pastoral contexts.

Unit sequence

At least 30 points in Field D—Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP), including Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling.

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Personal Reflection

Personal reflection paper 1000 words

20.0
Essay

Personal position paper on the issue of theodicy and its connection with pastoral care and counselling 2000 words

40.0
Essay

Paper on a specialised pastoral counselling focus area 2000 words

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:59:42 +1100