C8102
Pastoral Counselling in Ministry

This unit Introduction to Pastoral Counselling introduces students to various models of pastoral counselling that are integral to the process of ministry. Emphasis will be both on learning the function of basic counselling skills within the pastoral context and on theological reflection upon this form of pastoral activity.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. critically reflect upon the role of pastoral counselling skills in ministry
  2. distinguish between, and appraise, various pastoral counselling models
  3. interpret how various components of the pastoral counselling relationship apply to ministry
  4. exhibit basic listening and reflective skills
  5. apply an understanding of the ethics of the practice of pastoral counselling in ministry.
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