ATA484 Developing Intercultural Competence in Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral counseling, like every other form of counseling, is culturally embedded. This means that the theories and practices of counseling (along with the personhood of the counselor) reflect the cultures within which they have been formed. This course will assist students in the exercise of a disciplined in-depth reflection upon the broader questions of history, ethnicity, gender, power and class that shape both the therapeutic relationship as well as the experience and definition of the perceived problem. This is a yearlong course with 1.5 credits given per semester.

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