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Advanced Pastoral Care and Counselling - PTH4804

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module comprises two options of which students must choose one. Option One: an evaluation of the theories of a spectrum of writers in the field of pastoral care and counselling (such as Adams, Campbell, Capps, Clinebell, Firet, Gerkin, Heitink, Hiltner, Patton, Rebel, Thurneysen). The student will furthermore be introduced to the new developments in the field of family and marriage counselling. Students who have completed this module will be able to compare and evaluate different theories in the fields of pastoral care and counselling as well as in family and marriage counselling. Option Two: an evaluation of theories of a spectrum of writers in the field of pastoral psychology (for example Faber, Loewenthal, Watts) and psychology of religion (for example Wulff, Fontana, Oates en Scott Peck). Those who complete this module will be enabled to compare and analyze theories in pastoral psychology and psychology of religion. The application of psychology in the ministry and in the counselling practice is highlighted. The implications of the scientific study of religion and psychology are explored.