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PSYP 615S [IF]

Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care: Healing and Hope Through Seasons of Loss, Spring 2014

Brita L Gill-Austern

This course will provide a basic introduction to the psychological, theological and spiritual foundations of pastoral and spiritual care. Grief theory will also be introduced drawing upon the work of: Robert Neimeyer, Thomas Attig, William Worden and others. There will be attention to Jewish and Christian theological understandings and the different resources drawn from each tradition to minister to those in grief. This class meets the requirement for M.Div. students at Andover Newton and will also be the required class for Rabbinical students in pastoral care.
Students will also learn basic skills in listening and responding to people dealing with loss. We will explore ways congregations nurture hope and healing in the midst of loss. Graded Sat/Unsat. Limit: 15

Syllabus

Spring - Friday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.


Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
Y
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.