Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
Lifespan Pastoral Care and Counseling
This foundational course will survey contemporary issues in lifespan pastoral care ministry from developmental, biopsychosocial, theological, and spiritual perspectives. Employing didactive, dialogic, and experiential learning modalities, the course will offer weekly opportunities for laboratory engagement with issues, traumas, and critical challenges that pastoral caregivers encounter. This course will seek to identify, develop, and/or enhance the basic assessment, helping, and referral skills needed by pastoral caregivers to provide astute, competent, compassionate, and supportive spiritual care and counsel to people in need.
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Walter Smith, SJ
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