Students receive practical and theoretical grounding in the fundamentals of responding to common pastoral situations (such as illness, grief, couples and families, crisis, addictions and violence, and self-care), with attention to the impact of social context (race, gender, class). Students develop a theological framework for conceptualizing health and wholeness with reference to their own theological and cultural traditions, and a method of pastoral theological/spiritual reflection.

Corequisite: PS 110.