PT 432 : Caring and Spiritual Accompaniment in Community

Module Level

7/8/9

Related Department

Pastoral

Time Allowance

18 weeks (1.5 to 2 hours a week)

Assessment

1 assignment per section and 1 Synthesis Assignment (4 assignments in total)

Module Aims

Aims: The aim of this module is to introduce students to the ethos and methodologies of differing forms of accompaniment – Pastoral Counselling, Moral Guidance and Spiritual Accompaniment. By the end of the module, students will be familiarised with best professional practices, while drawing upon the resources of the Christian tradition.

Indicative Syllabus

Pastoral Counselling

  1. Counselling Skills: Attending, Listening, Empathy
  2. Frameworks: C. Rogers, E. Erickson
  3. Methods towards Self Awareness: Reflective Journaling, Family dynamics, Feedback

Moral Guidance

  1. Case Studies and Areas of Concern
  2. Signposts in Moral Guidance
  3. Principles of Pastoral Ethics

Spiritual Accompaniment

  1. A Spirituality of Everyday Life
  2. Ignatian Framework for Spiritual Accompaniment
  3. Case Studies and Role Plays

Learning Outcomes

  • Level 7: On completion of this module, students will be able to
  • Identify skills appropriate skills, resources and practices
  • Detect key features of relevant case-material and experiences
  • Distinguish between types of Pastoral Accompaniment: Pastoral Counselling, Moral Guidance and Spiritual Accompaniment
  • Demonstrate self-awareness as it relates to pastoral ministry and accompaniment
  • Recognise principles of best practice
  • Articulate foundational theory, church teaching and/or spiritual teachers
  • Level 8: On Completion of this module, students will be able to
  • Appraise skills appropriate skills, resources and practices
  • Critically reflect on relevant case-material and experiences
  • Distinguish between types of Pastoral Accompaniment: Pastoral Counselling, Moral Guidance and Spiritual Accompaniment
  • Exhibit self-awareness and critical reflection as it relates to pastoral ministry and accompaniment
  • Ground the principles of best practice
  • Appraise foundational theory, theorists, church teaching and/or spiritual teachers

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