In this unit the student will have the opportunity to explore the notion of ‘self’ as part of their identity in pastoral and other relationships. The development of notions of self will be examined theologically and theoretically, the impact on self-identity will be explored from social, familial, and cultural contexts, and a variety of human emotions will be considered as they impact on relationships with others. The implications of understandings of self and emotion will be explored and examined to deepen understanding and practice of healthy pastoral relationships.
Unit code: DP8000P (Approved)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Explain theological and theoretical notions of self as a way of locating their own self-identity.
Identify social, familial, and cultural influences on their own identity
Understand how notions of self-impact on relationships with ‘other’ especially within pastoral relationships
Identify a variety of human emotions as they impact on pastoral relationships
Understand the importance of maintaining emotionally healthy relationships including strategies for the use of supervision, Spiritual direction, peer groups, and ethical boundaries.
Research and resource their ongoing learning by identifying relevant texts and resources.
Lectures, seminars, tutorials
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Case study in ministry or work setting (2500 words)
Annotated bibliography (1000 words)
Family/ cultural map with narrative explanation (1500 words)
Weekly reflection blog (1000 total words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014
Unit record last updated: 2020-11-04 14:18:16 +1100