This course integrates Buddhist teachings into the study of pastoral care and counseling, 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 transitions, 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.
Course Format: seminar/lecture/discussion
Method of Evaluation: class participation/weekly reflection papers/final paper.
Intended Audience: MA/MDiv/MTS. DMin/PhD/ThD, with additional requirements; maximum enrollment 16
Auditors with Faculty Permission