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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Newark School of Theology | Evaluated Learning Experience

Pastoral Counseling: Part II

Location: 
Newark School of Theology,Two Park Place, Newark, New Jersey.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (15 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: January 2007 - March 2007. Version 2: April 2007 - December 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and describe individuals as persons according to the model developed by Abraham Maslow, understand and describe how family dynamics function in congregations; know and explain how the discipline of Biblical interpretation (Hermeneutics) can be applied in addressing ethical issues in pastoral care and counseling. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and describe individuals as persons according to the model developed by Abraham Maslow, understand and describe how family dynamics function in congregations; know and explain how the discipline of Biblical interpretation (Hermeneutics) can be applied in addressing ethical issues in pastoral care and counseling.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics are: introduction to family systems - genograms; growth: motivation, cognition, and creativity; values and persons; family theory families within the congregation; the families of clergy; and five rules for using Biblical texts to address ethical issues. Methods of instruction include: assignments prior to class which students are responsible for presenting to the whole class for exposition and then a general discussion of the analysis of the text, as well as its relationship to lived experience. The faculty member guides the discussion, as necessary, as well as evaluates student's progress. There are also numerous short written assignments as well as a final examination. NOTE: For the graduate level recommendation, the student must already possess a baccalaureate degree and submit a 15-20 page graduate level paper at the completion of the course. Version 2: Major topics are: introduction to family systems - genograms; growth: motivation, cognition, and creativity; values and persons; family theory families within the congregation; the families of clergy; and five rules for using Biblical texts to address ethical issues. Methods of instruction include: assignments prior to class which students are responsible for presenting to the whole class for exposition and then a general discussion of the analysis of the text, as well as its relationship to lived experience. The faculty member guides the discussion, as necessary, as well as evaluates student's progress. There are also numerous short written assignments as well as a final examination. NOTE: For the graduate level recommendation, the student must already possess a baccalaureate degree and submit a 15-20 page graduate level paper at the completion of the course.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Pastoral Counseling II, or Religion (10/10). Version 2: In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in pastoral Counseling II, or Religion (10/10)

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