Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
THEO 684 CPE Ecclesial Leadership & Pastoral Care 3 sem. hrs.
This course is a praxis course in terms of providing pastoral/spiritual care knowledge, theory and the students’ relationship to theological education, practice and research. Students are placed at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio or Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio and classes are held at Mercy Medical Center. Both facilities are owned and operated by the Sisters of Charity Health System. Students will begin with an orientation to each of the facilities and their respective staff. Students share their personal history as a means to appreciate to begin understanding how personal identity informs ministry. Students will become familiar with their context, and form basic skills in Pastoral Care. The skills explored include clinical phenomenology, using the clinical method, goal setting and active listening. Students will use a variety of reflection tools, to include verbatim, case studies and spiritual reflections. Through the use of reflection on ministry the student develops competency as a quality care provider. Through using the action-reflection-action model students’ demonstrates initial pastoral competence (Standards 309.1, 309.2, 309.3, 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, 312.1, 309.9, 309.10, 311.8, 311.9, 312.7 and 312.8).)
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