This course, taught by Michael Koppel at Wesley Theological Seminary, is an introduction to foundational issues in pastoral theology, care, and counseling (PTC&C). We will survey a broad range of topics, including the following: analysis and construction of theology from a pastoral perspective; the interplay of culture, social analysis, and care; ethical and legal issues in pastoral practice; pastoral care in specific crises; congregational care; lifespan issues and pastoral care. The course methods include assigned reading and writing projects, video teaching material, large group discussions, and small group care exercises for development of pastoral skills.
Seminary: Wesley Theological Seminary
Keywords: trauma, addiction, depression, pastoral care