TMPS 7183 Pastoral Care and Trauma (Spring: 3 )
Trauma comes in many forms and requires thoughtful, critically reflective, contextually aware, courageous, and often prophetic responses of pastoral care. This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the neurophysiological, psychological, theological/spiritual, and social dimensions of traumatic experiences; the theological questions of theodicy, forgiveness, and justice; and encourages students to navigate complex situations of care by bringing together one’s theological and spiritual resources with cognate disciplines and lived experience to inform one’s practices of pastoral caregiving. Students will gain awareness of the various forms of trauma, understand the unique role of the community of faith to respond both personally and systemically, and learn appropriate, ethical, just, and effective short-term approaches of pastoral care with trauma victims and communities.
Last Updated: 04-Apr-17