This introductory unit will provide students with an overview of basic counselling micro-skills and is designed to provide experiential learning opportunities that will equip students with skills necessary for fostering and facilitating effective communication and conversation in a variety of ministry and pastoral service settings within the Orthodox Church.
Unit code: DP8400A
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: St Athanasius CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate effective communication skills that articulate an empathetic response.
Select and apply appropriate counselling skills based on individual circumstances
Appraise the similarities and differences between different professional roles and the limitations of one’s own role and expertise.
Articulate an understanding of the correlations between counselling skills and Orthodox Church teachings
Critically analyse the impact of the use of counselling skills on service and ministry.
Critique existing counselling methodologies
A combination of intensive face to face classes, guided reading, zoom tutorials and online modules.
Geldard, D. Geldard, K. & Yin Foo, R. Basic personal counselling. 8th Ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016.
Ivey, A.E., Ivey, M.B. & Zalaquett, C.P. ’Attending, empathy, and observation skills’, in A.E. Ivey, M.B. Ivey & C.P. Zalaquett, Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counseling in a Multicultural World, 3rd ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2015, pp. 50- 74.
Rogers, C. R. The necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 21(2), 1957, pp. 95-103. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1037/h0045357
Sharf, J., Primavera, L. H., & Diener, M. J. Dropout and therapeutic alliance: A meta-analysis of adult individual psychotherapy. Psychotherapy 47(4), 2010, pp. 637-645. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0021175
Yotsidi, V., Stalikas, A., Pezirkianidis, C., & Pouloudi, M. The relationships between client resistance and attachment to therapist in psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy: On the Cutting Edge of Modern Developments in Psychotherapy, 49(2), 2019, pp. 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-018-9406-y
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 21 Sep, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-09-21 15:54:11 +1000