Theological Perspectives on Mental Health

Unit Overview

This subject explores biblical and theological principles relating to mental health, and differing Christian perspectives on mental health concerns.

Upon successful completion of the unit students will –

Be equipped to:
Critique Christian perspectives on mental health, and
Able to present a research-aware and evidence-based perspective on mental health in a church or professional setting.

Be in a position to:
Communicate a vision and rationale for a Christian perspective on mental health in their vocational context, and
Apply advanced perspectives and skills from their theological understanding of mental health to ministry or professional practice and contemporary Christian living as a reflective practitioner.

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Unit Details

Mode Blended (virtual and on-campus)
Workload  One semester, 12 credit points
Status  Elective
This subject is a core requirement of the Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health
Unit code PC137/PC206
Teachers  Scott Harrower


Study Expectations

In addition to the time spent in class, students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this subject.


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