MPS 535 Pastoral Psychology

Pastoral Psychology will teach students how to recognize the telltale signs of psychological difficulties and distress, so that they could acquire the basic skills in responding constructively and compassionately. This course is not a counseling course but aims to introduce students to applied and practical knowledge that will enable them to understand crucial psychological processes that are important in providing effective pastoral care.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand key psychological difficulties and disorders that make self and pastoral care more challenging.
  • Learn about how psychological distress and personality styles could influence interpersonal interactions in the church community.