Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 1

This unit seeks to develop the awareness of self and other through individual and group supervision of clinical pastoral practice. It includes reflective practice, understanding the ministry context, the role of the pastor and its boundaries, pastoral interventions including empathy, and theological reflection.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



Written application, interview, Criminal Record Clearance and
acceptance into the course

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the different ways in which patients are affected by and respond to their experience of illness or crisis
  2. Identify their thoughts and feelings within a ministry event.
  3. Articulate the role of the Pastoral Care Practitioner within a ministry context
  4. Use group and individual supervision to evaluate the effectiveness of their ministry
  5. Demonstrate an integration of their ministry theory and practice.
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