This unit introduces students to the basic skills for working in the context of a pastoral counselling relationship. It focuses on the development of the capacity for and the skills of attending, questioning and disclosing in pastoral settings. The unit explores the theology and ethics of power relations integral to the pastoral psycho-therapeutic relationship. It is envisaged that this unit will provide an introduction and preliminary extension to the basic pastoral counselling skills-set necessary for the advanced practice postgraduate unit Pastoral Counselling and Professional Practice B.
Unit Code: DP9605P
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Describe the implications of appropriate rapport in pastoral therapeutic practice.
Demonstrate the basic skills applied to the conduct of a preliminary interview with a client to establish goals for a possible therapeutic intervention.
Reflect upon their own personal engagement in the counselling context, demonstrating awareness of ethical issues, and the identifying the need for and process of referral.
Demonstrate an ability to reflect upon the theological significance and relevance of a pastoral approach to counselling.
Facilitate the client’s identification of preferred values and narratives.
DP8000P: ‘Self and Other in Pastoral Care’ plus 15pts in each of Biblical Studies and Systematic Theology
Reflective journal (3000 words equivalent)
Class presentation = 1500 words
Skills Tape (1500 words equivalent) marked against skills matrix. (must be passed)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-25 08:40:12 +1000