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TMPS 7093 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling: A Narrative Approach (Fall/Summer: 3 )


Course Description

In this introduction to pastoral care and counseling, you will reflect on the discipline as a charism for the whole people of God that can be practiced in empowering and teachable ways. Focusing on how people shape their lives through stories, you will explore congregational and personal family systems and self care practices. Particular topics to be addressed will be family counseling, violence, crisis ministry, depression, substance abuse, and boundaries in ministry. You will explore the theological horizons of pastoral care and counseling, including the interface between counseling ministry, sacramental ministry, and Ignatian spirituality.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Melissa Kelley
William Roozeboom

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Summer 2018: This course will meet June 25-July 12, Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11:45 a.m. It will be taught by Melissa Kelley. Note: Given the brevity of these summer courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has 'Pre-Class' work to complete. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class. See the summer course webpage http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/acadprog/summer/summercourses.html. Fall 2018: There will be two sections of this course offered.


Last Updated: 14-Feb-18