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While the IBS offers a set of classes each semester, there are instances in which a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If there are enough students to warrant, and the instructor is willing, such a class may be converted from a regular class format to a directed studies format, with fewer meetings over the course of a semester.

Course Listings for Spring 2013

PSHR 3076 : Buddhist Pastoral Counseling 

Instructor(s): Kinst Units: 3.0
Time: Thursday 2:10PM - 5:00PMCourse Level: Intermediate
Classroom: IBS/JSC Room 130

This is an introductory course in pastoral care and counseling which includes and integrates Buddhist teachings. It is aimed at developing a solid foundation in the central aspects of personal care, providing as understanding of basic Buddhist teachings and practices, and exploring their relevance to pastoral care with Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Psychological principles which are central to contemporary pastoral care are covered as well as specific topics such as family life and transitions, illness, economic considerations, addiction, abuse and grief and loss. The course will include exercises and reflections aimed at developing self-awareness and the skills necessary for pastoral care and counseling. Wider social issues and considerations will have an important element is our developing understanding. There are no prerequisites for this course. Previous study of Buddhist teachings will add depth in the course but is not required.

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