Students will receive practical and theoretical grounding in the fundamentals of responding to common pastoral situations (illness, dying and bereavement, care for couples and families), crisis intervention, pastoral theological reflection, and self-care, with attention to the impact of social context including race, class, gender and sexuality. Students will develop a theological framework for understanding their own pastoral identity, the meaning of care of persons, the pastoral role of Christian community, and for conceptualizing health and wholeness with particular reference to their own theological and cultural traditions. Students in PS 101 must enroll concurrently in PS 110.

Note: Enrollment limited to 32 students.