This unit builds upon the spiritual care and listening skills framework and listening skills developed in the introductory unit (introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care). The unit will develop, to an advanced level, the skills of listening and reflective practice as elements of theological reflection in the practice of spiritual care. Concurrent skills practice, special issues and interventions, will be engaged through the methods of reflective practice to enable students to develop competence in the practical art of spiritual care and integrative reflective practice. Advanced learning will be consolidated through lectures and a verbatim/workshop approach will be complemented by tasks that invite students to engage in theological reflection upon: role and identity; safe, sustainable professional practice; and their spiritual care style.
Unit Code: DP9107S
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Describe and critically evaluate a number of spiritual care theories.
Articulate and implement the sequential steps of a model of spiritual care by drawing upon an integrated process of personal experience, listening skills development and theological reflection.
Identify and describe the limits of their spiritual care as they develop referral skills and an awareness of personal issues that may influence, positively or negatively, the listening process.
Describe, illustrate and implement the essentials of safe, ethical spiritual care practice.
Critically engage with current research and integrate reflectively with spiritual care practice.
The unit may only be taken after the prerequisite foundational unit DP8001S has been completed. Students who enrol in this unit must enrol in Part A (DP9107S) in first semester and Part B (DP9207S) in second semester.
Essay (1500 words)
Video Verbatim Report (1500 words)
Learning Journal Reflection (3000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-24 11:11:27 +1000