Undergraduate Course: Pastoral Care and Theology 3/4 (THET10002)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An academic study of the ministry of pastoral care. The influence of twentieth-century trends in psychotherapy (Freud, Jung, Rogers) is explored, as is the relationship between pastoral practice and contemporary theological movements (from neo-orthodoxy to postmodernism)
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
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| 1. have an understanding of the factors which have led to the development of the contemporary 'pastoral care and counselling' movement.
2. be aware of the influence of some modern psychotherapeutic concepts upon pastoral care.
3. be able to critique models for relating theological understanding and pastoral practice.
4. be able to read critically and comment upon significant texts from both psychotherapy and pastoral theology which influence contemporary understandings of Christian pastoral ministry.
5. have the skill of writing critically upon the experience of the course demonstrating some awareness of issues relating to the integration of theology and practice in pastoral care.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 8916
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900