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TMPS 8079 Walking in the Dark: Mapping the Terrain of Depression and the Dark Night. (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

When darkness falls in our lives and in the lives of those we care for, we can’t always dispel the darkness, we have to learn to walk in it before light and healing come. In this class we will explore the following topics: The cultural, historical and contemporary contours of depression and the dark night, the experience of depression and dark night through memoirs, narrative accounts and fiction with attention to cultural and gender differences, several psychological perspectives on the dynamics of depression , its etiology, and treatment and spiritual and pastoral care for those wrestling with depression and the dark night, with particular attention to the role of hope.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brita Gill-Austern

Prerequisites: Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling highly recommended as prerequisite.

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Last Updated: 09-May-16