The course content is applicable to those involved in pastoral care in the local church such as the vocational ministry. It will develop the pastoral effectiveness of ministry workers in a context where mental health issues are prevalent. Upon completion of this course, students could enrol in a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) or a relevant Masters Degree (AQF Level 9) for further learning.
Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology
Richard coordinates the Doctor of Ministry and Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Care for Mental Health programs. He also teaches in the area of Pastoral Care and is a registered Professional Pastoral Supervisor with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.
Lecturer in Christian Thought
Scott worked in trauma and emergency departments in Melbourne’s major hospitals before studying at Ridley College and becoming an Anglican minister. He was brought up by missionary parents in Argentina and has wide-ranging ministry experience in several countries. Scott has a PhD in theology and teaches theology, ethics, and history at Ridley.
Over the past few years Scott has been studying psychology in the USA and in Australia for his professional development, and has written three books on the relationship between psychology and theology.
Grant is a psychologist with over 15 years’ experience in Christian ministry with Power to Change (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) in Australia and overseas. Grant is currently applying findings from his research at the University of Western Sydney investigating the organisational, psychological, and spiritual variables that promote work engagement and personal well-being among Australian Christian workers. He is a registered member of the Psychology Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the Christianity and Psychology interest group of the APS.