Learning Outcomes – Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling
- The graduate will demonstrate, acknowledge, and be able to articulate a self- awareness as it relates to relationships between individuals in pastoral and family ministry, congregational and larger social systems.
- The graduate will exhibit the skills needed (reflective listening, assessment, and intervention) to: a) actively listen to self and others; b) assess the needs of and formulate an intervention, including broader resources, for particular pastoral cases; and c) offer appropriate spiritual resources and practices of the Christian tradition in both Christian and multi-faith pastoral care settings.
- The graduate will be able to employ healthy strategies that demonstrate self-care and nurture.
- The graduate will be able to identify and articulate the distinctives of the field of pastoral care and counseling from the fields of psychology and sociology.
- The graduate will be able to conduct and engage in research and critical reflection proper to the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology.