Spiritual and Religious Interventions
This unit will enable students to explore the ethical use of Spiritual and Religious Interventions in a Professional Christian Counselling context.
Offered: Refer to Counselling Timetable
Undergraduate: Level 2 and 3DZ 2/3774S
Discipline: DZ Professional Counselling
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical application of Spiritual and Religious Interventions in a diverse Australian Context;
- Reflect on own use of Spiritual and Religious Interventions as a Professional Counsellor;
- (Level 2) Evaluate the use of at least one Spiritual or Religious Intervention from a theological, psychological, ethical and personal perspective;
- (Level 3) Evaluate the use of at least two Spiritual or Religious Interventions from a theological, psychological, ethical and personal perspective.
Essay (1250 words) 50%
Case Study (Level 2: 1000 words, Level 3: 1500 words) 50%
Appleby, D. W., & Ohlschlager, G. W. (2013). Transformative encounters : the intervention of God in Christian counseling and pastoral care.
Aten, J. D., McMinn, M. R., & Worthington, E. L. J. (Eds.). (2011). Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy. American Psychological Association
Johnson, R. (2013). Spirituality in counseling and psychotherapy : an integrative approach that empowers clients.
Koenig, H. G. (2018). Religion and mental health : research and clinical applications. Eliserver.
Moriarty, G. (2010). Integrating faith and psychology : twelve psychologists tell their stories. IVP Academic.
Pargament, K. I. (2007). Spiritually integrated psychotherapy : understanding and addressing the sacred. Guilford Press.
Sperry, L. (2001). Spirituality in clinical practice : incorporating the spiritual dimension in psychotherapy and counseling. Brunner-Routledge.
Walker, D. F., & Hathaway, W. (2012). Spiritual Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (1st ed.). American Psychological Association (APA).
Worthington, E. L. J., Johnson, E. L., Hook, J. N., & Aten, J. D. (2013). Evidence-based practices for Christian counseling and psychotherapy. IVP Acade