Theories and Practices in Chaplaincy

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN014
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Sharon Clark

Awards offering Theories and Practices in Chaplaincy

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify and analyse a range of chaplaincy and pastoral care theories and models with reference to commonly presenting issues;
  2. Assess and respond to the interpersonal and support needs of people accessing chaplaincy and pastoral care, including effective collaboration and referrals processes;
  3. Communicate with and promote understanding of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences;
  4. Reflect on personal and professional practices in relation to social and cultural diversity.

Subject Content

  • Common Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care issues
  • Chaplaincy and pastoral care theories and models
  • Core skills for Chaplaincy and pastoral care
  • Assess client needs and provide relevant care
  • Develop collaborative relationships and referral pathways with other care providers
  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups, including Indigenous communities

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Skills Demonstration and Reflection (45%)
  • Group Presentation (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Baker, A.T.  (2021). Foundations of chaplaincy: A practical guide. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.  Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any texts