PCC5130EN - Pastoral Care Skills

Course description

An in-depth equipping to counsel individuals. There will be an emphasis on counseling individuals in the transitional periods of life, as well as through the crises of life. This course will equip the student with an understanding the current theories of counseling, the broad categories of the DSM V and particular focus on Axis II Personality Disorders. This course is built upon the student having a basic knowledge of listing and epithetical support.

How this course benefits students

The course provides an intensification of topics covered in other courses but with an emphasis on current theories of counseling and an advanced knowledge of the DSM-V. This course is designed for the non-professional counselor, who is searching for more skill as well as for the student whose career will include people who will be seeking help therapeutic help.

Why this course is important

Friends and family are the first people that individuals seek when they are going through a crisis. When the hurting does seek the guidance of a professional

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Both the bachelors and masters course are rooted in Paul’s admonition in Romans12:15-18, 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Missionally driven

This course will give students the tools to equip students to live out the gift of God’s grace.

Contextually informed

The course will equip the student to be an empathetic listener with counseling skill whether the context is over a cup of coffee, a Third World Country ora therapeutic room.

Interculturally focused

Students will be equipped to be sensitive to systems and values of other cultures.

Practically minded

Academic research will be complemented by assignments that will involve practical application that are followed up with a verbatim.

Experientially transformed

Learning best takes place when the didactic is woven together with the experiential. The practical assignments will immerse the student in the experiential.