This unit examines the more common loss-related events and some key theoretical approaches with regard to loss, grief and bereavement. Loss and grief contexts considered here include: family related loss, assault and domestic violence; abuse; discrimination; complicated grief; loss in educational contexts; unemployment and financial loss; natural, and human disasters; asylum-seeking, and refugees. It includes pastoral, spiritual, and theological considerations in addressing loss, grief and transition experience, and examines ethical and boundary issues in pastoral contexts. It also considers collaborative, resilience-based approaches in the context of providing holistic care for those impacted by loss, grief and bereavement experiences.
Unit code: DP9004Y (Approved)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Yarra Theological UnionShow when this unit is running
Show an effective understanding of some major theories exploring loss, grief and bereave-ment experience through a critical reading of current literature.
Critically assess a range of loss and grief experiences in a variety of life situations.
Evaluate a range of theoretical and pastoral approaches to loss and grief in their application to ministry practice.
Appraise the ethical and role boundaries routinely occurring in a therapeutic relationship.
Critically review and validate a range of pastoral, theological and spiritual contributions within a loss-related therapeutic context.
Determine the value of loss-related pastoral collaborations with specialist professional services, including in a multi-disciplinary setting.
Critically assess the value of particular pastoral intervention strategies in their applications to complex loss and grief situations.
Elective unit in the YTU schedule.
Prerequisites: DP8001Y Foundations for Pastoral Practice, or an equivalent.
Face to Face or online: lecture, group work.
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A critical review of assigned reading - 250 words per week over ten weeks.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-13 15:11:23 +1100