Pastoral Counselling in Context

The unit Pastoral Counselling in Context (CALD) introduces students to various models of pastoral counselling that are integral to the process of pastoral ministry. Emphasis will be on learning the function of basic pastoral counselling skills within ministry and effective ways of applying such skills within the students’ particular cultural setting.

The unit is available only to candidates enrolled in the BTh/BMin (CALD Stream).

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points





C7100 Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of pastoral counselling ‘schools of thought’
    • Including comparison with local cultural/traditional ‘schools of thought’
  2. display a knowledge of the historical development of the discipline
  3. identify various components of the pastoral counselling relationship
    • including sensitivity to local cultural norms
  4. differentiate basic listening kills
  5. apply an understanding of the ethics of pastoral counselling as they pertain to local settings.
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