Advanced Pastoral Counselling

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This course is designed to equip persons in church settings for effective counselling with individuals at an advanced level appropriate to their role and education.  Basic theories of counselling will be evaluated in relation to formal structures of caring within a faith context.  Biblical and theological foundations provide a base for integrating the behavioral sciences with pastoral counselling. Students will participate in a supervised video review of skills and process organization.


  • To examine research and clinical information about theology, theories, types, and process of personal counselling in a Christian context.
  • To explore the needs for pastoral counselling at various stages of the human life cycle.


  • To develop positive attitudes toward the churches’ ministry of counselling in the congregation and with the community.


  • To go beyond the basic skills of personal counselling in the context of a church vocation.