THE 
CANBERRA & REGION CENTRE FOR 
SPIRITUAL CARE &
CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION

THE 
CANBERRA & REGION CENTRE

Valuing diversity- Beyond Wisdom "Bearing Witness" Awake the possibilities

Introductory to Pastoral Care Course


Participants contribution $380.00

Consisting of 

$330.00 for course

$50.00 for Certificate (optional)


This 40 hour face to face group work/didactic course seeks to introduce students to the role and practice of Pastoral Care.


Core Content

  • Introduction to the Action/Reflection model of learning
  • What is Pastoral Care
  • Pastoral Identity
  • Listening and responding skills
  • Empathy
  • Self care
  • Grief and Loss
  • Theological Reflection
  • Scope of the Pastoral Role including boundaries, confidentiality and privacy.

Outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to

  1. Identify the scope and boundaries of the Pastoral Role
  2. Define the role of Pastoral Care
  3. Demonstrate a capacity for reflective pastoral practice
  4. Articulate their motivation as Pastoral Carers
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of how they relate with others
  6. Begin the process of reflecting theologically

Optional Content Areas

Depending on the particular needs of the participants the program may also include:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Mental health
  • Cultural diversity
  • Ageing process
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Place of liturgy and ritual