PSHR-3076 Buddhist Pastoral Care I:
Buddhist teachings and practices have much to offer the world of pastoral care and chaplaincy. This course integrates Buddhist teachings into the study of pastoral care and chaplaincy, and explores their relevance in an interfaith setting. Key aspects of pastoral care will be covered in conjunction with applicable Buddhist teachings and practices. Psychological principles which are central to contemporary pastoral care will be included as well as specific topics such as family life and transition, illness, addiction, trauma, grief, and wider social considerations. Exercises and reflections aimed at developing self awareness and the skills necessary for effective pastoral care will also be included.
There are no prerequisites for this course. Class format: seminar/lecture/discussion. Method of evaluation: class participation, weekly reflection papers, final paper/presentation. MA/MDiv/MTS. DMin/PhD/ThD with additional requirements. [16max enrollment; Auditors with faculty permission}