TMPS 7184 Culturally/Multi-Culturally Competent Pastoral Care and Counseling (Spring: 3 )
Each human being is multilayered, complex, and culturally embedded. Simultaneously, each person is like all others as a universal level (as a human being), like some others at a communal level (as a member of larger groups such as race and gender), and like no other at a personal level (unique and particular). To be ethical and effective, practices of pastoral care and counseling must attend to all three layers of identity (universal, communal, and personal) and be mindful of contextuality and particularity. Therefore, this course presents an approach of cultural and contextual awareness and analysis as a way to enrich practices of pastoral care and counseling. Emphasis is given to one's ability to examine the influences of culture of norms and values, power dynamics, self-awareness, and issues of relational justice. Students will learn to deconstruct culturally informed value-laden biases in one's own culture and reconstruct just, multi-culturally competent way of providing past care.
Instructor(s): William Roozeboom
Last Updated: 04-Apr-17