This unit is an introduction to counselling within the setting of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It will emphasize the foundations of Christian counselling, including the profile of a shepherd-lay counsellor: lessons learned from the Good Shepherd.
Unit Code: DP8609A
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: St Athanasius CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Differentiate between the premises and methods of Christian counselling and general counselling.
Analyse the frameworks of counselling from a Christian perspective.
Evaluate the historical use of counselling, in particular through its use in the Orthodox tradition.
Analyse counselling methods within the spiritual, moral and ethical context.
Integrate the conceptual frameworks of counselling into a broader understanding of pastoral ministry.
The unit will emphasise active participation, interaction and discussion. Teaching methods will include lecturer input, group discussion and reflection, supervised role playing, guiding responses to case studies, and the of the use of related resources and activities
Written Assessment Task – Reflection papers x 4 1000 words
Written Assessment Task - Essay 2000 words
Practical Assessment – Verbatim 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 12:00:34 +1100