Psychology and Pastoral Care of Families

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AH5CF: Psychology and Pastoral Care of Families
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Psychology and Pastoral Care of Families
Psychology and Pastoral Care of Families
AH5CF
NFQ Level:
9
ECTS Credits:
5
Kevin Egan, BA, STL, MS, DMin
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. display an understanding of family systems theory and its implications
for pastoral care and leadership.
2. construct a genogram of their family of origin and analyze the data
using Bowenian systems theory.
3. display an understanding of the relationship between the roles they
learned in their family of origin and their pastoral caregiving role.
4. apply a lifecycle perspective to family tasks and problems.
5. develop skills to promote change in a troubled family system through
interventions based on systemic approaches.
6. demonstrate an understanding of the Christian theology of marriage in
relation to contemporary marital problems.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
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Principles of systems thinking
Constructing a genogram
The family as an emotional system: theory of Murray Bowen
The Family Circumplex Model
The process of leaving home
Family of origin influence on the caregiving role
Pastoral care of families in the lifecycle.
Brief Pastoral Counselling
Marital Breakdown: a pastoral response
Forgiveness in families
Pre-requisite Learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not
enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section
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AH5CF: Psychology and Pastoral Care of Families
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not
enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section
None
Indicative Context
Assessment Breakdown
Assignment :
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Final Essay: Family of Origin (3,000 words)
Coursework Breakdown
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Lecture
Independent Learning
Library
Assignment
Outcome
addressed
100%
% of
Total
Assessment Date
Full-Time Hours per semester
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Lecturing input
Self-directed reading and revision
Self and tutor-directed reading of course material
Researching, structuring information, writing up
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Resources
Essential Book Resources
Titleman, Peter
Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2008
Richardson, Ronald W.
Family Ties That Bind 4th Ed. Bellingham, WA: Self Counsel Press 2011
Gilbert, R. M.
Extraordinary Relationship in new way of thinking about Human Interactions. New
York: John Wiley, 1992
McGoldrick M. et al. Genograms: Assessment and Intervention, 3rd Ed. New York: Norton, 2000 Rovers,
Martin
Healing the Wounds in Couple Relationships. Toronto: Novalis, 2005
McGoldrick, Monica The Genogram Journey: Reconnecting With Your Family. New York: Norton, 2011
AH5CF: Psychology and Pastoral Care of Families
Essential Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
Jordan M.
Reclaiming Your Story. Louisville: Kentucky. Fortress Press. 1999
Keer, M. & m Bowen Family Evaluation. New York: Norton & Co. 1988
Thatcher, Adrian (Ed).
Celebrating Christian Marriage. Edinburgh: T & T Clark 2001.
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