PC489/689 dsc Pastoral Counselling Topics and Practices
Directed Study Contract Mode
Lecturer: Edward Welch, recorded 2001 MA(Th) lectures. Karl Hood tutorials and grading
- To study in depth some of the features of progressive biblical counselling in relation to selected problem areas
- To apply theological insights to personal and pastoral needs.
Description: Includes current Christian counselling approaches compared and contrasted with progressive biblical counselling; systematic and biblical theology for counselling; Scripture and private pastoral ministry; pastors counselling within their congregation; counselling skills for pastors; eqquipping the saints for personal ministry of the word- a mutual ministry model (approx 40%)
Specific problem areas in pastoral counselling (approx 60%).
This unit requires listening to lectures delivered by Ed Welch at PTC Melbourne in 2011; some set reading with a written reading report and tutorial presentation; a pastoral counselling analysis and ministry plan for a literature based case study; and an essay on a particular problem area. There will be 6 hours of face to face contact with the lecturer.
Prerequisites: A foundational course in biblical counselling is desirable.
Textbooks: These will be selected according to the learning needs of individual students. They include articles and books by:
- E L Johnson
- P D Tripp
- A Purves
- E T Welch
- M R McMinn
- D A Powlinson
- G R Evans
- M R Emlet
- T S Lane
- D Tidball
- T J Keller
- A Poirier