Details for Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
In this core unit students develop a theoplogical understanding of major chaplaincy related issues. Students explore the contexts and common pastoral care issues faced by Chaplains, and the role of the Chaplain / Pastoral Carer. Topics discussed range from the cycle of programming, implementing, evaluating, and reflecting in Chaplaincy to reporting, accountability and self care.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: SSC005
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Leeanne Cameron
Awards offering Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Develop a theological understanding of major chaplaincy related issues;
- Prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work;
- Establish an interpersonal relationship with the client requiring care and identify the range of issues impacting on that individual;
- Analyse information to determine course of action.
- Foundations of chaplaincy and pastoral care
- Theological framework for chaplaincy
- Communicating the gospel in a secular setting (awareness that this is not permitted in many workplaces)
- The cycle of programming, implementing, evaluating and reflecting in Chaplaincy
- Reporting to others and accountability as a chaplain or pastoral carer
- Importance of self-care
- The role of a Chaplain/Pastoral Carer in a variety of current Australian contexts
- Common Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care issues
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Intensives + E-learning (online) as follows: 2 x three day Intensives = 36 hours + approx 84 hours additional online lectures, time for research, writing, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.
Note: Intensives 3 and 4 are required to complete this unit.
- Essay (40%)
- Personal Reflection (30%)
- Group Presentation (30%)
- Paget N & McCormack J. 2006. The Work of the Chaplain, Judson Press, Valley Forge PA.
- Patton, John., Pastoral Care - An Essential Guide., Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005.
Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks