This course is designed to give the student the Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding of Basic Pastoral Counseling. The focus is on the Post Modern Approach of the followers of Carl Rogers and the experience of Pagan Ministers in the 20th and 21st Century.
The challenges of being Clergy without an advanced degree in psychology have been one of the hallmarks of Spiritual/Pastoral Counselors in all faiths. In fact, these challenges have lead to many discrepancies and issues between the professional counseling field and the professional clergy field. Many of the issues clergy and psychologists face with their clients are the same, however as clergy we deal with the ethics and practices of faith that exacerbate these issues that all parishioners and frankly clergy face.
As Pagan and Wiccan clergy there is another level of challenges related to the mis-information about Wicca as well as some deep rooted resentment to religion and spirituality.
This course will assist you in dealing with these issues with the ability to assist parishioners to lead balanced and harmonious lives.