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Curriculum

Thirty-six course credit hours required

Required Courses


RELI 1501 – The History and Philosophy of the Clinical Pastoral Training Movement from 1920 to the Present

Faculty: Raymond J. Lawrence, M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min.
Core Bibliography: Edward Thornton, Education for Ministry; Charles Hall, Head and Heart; Allison Stokes: Ministry After Freud, Robert Powell: Fifty Years of Learning, Raymond J. Lawrence: Changing American Religion in the Twentieth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Boisen Movement


RELI 1502 – The Theory and Practice of Group Work in the Clinical Pastoral Movement

Faculty: Raymond J. Lawrence, M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min.
Core Bibliography:  Wilfred Bion, Experiences in Groups; Joan Hemenway, Inside the Circle; Arthur Coleman and Marvin Geller, Eds., Group Relations Reader 2; Margaret Rioch, “All We Like Sheep --”  


RELI 1503 – An Introduction to Psychotherapeutic Work of Nancy McWilliams and its Relevance to Chaplaincy 

Faculty: Perry N. Miller, M.Div., D.Min.


RELI 1504 – Psychoanalytic Theory and Pastoral Supervision

Faculty: H. Mac Wallace, M.Div., D.Min.
Core Bibliography: Charles Brenner, An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis; Nancy McWilliams, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide;Heinrich Racker, Transference and Countertransference; Hanna Segal, Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein, chapter 1


RELI 1505 – Classical Texts in Supervisory Theory

Faculty: Charles Starr, M.Div., D.Min.
Core Bibliography: Eckstein and Wallerstein, The Theory and Practice of Supervision; William Mueller and Bill Kell, Coping with Conflict; B.L. Kell, Impact and Change


RELI 1506 – Integration Course and Paper

Faculty: Brian H. Childs, M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D. 
This course involves the student in project methodology in preparation for the D.Min. Integration Paper. It investigates various methods including theological, social science, and psychological. The participant in this required course produces an Integration Paper similar to that for Diplomate Supervisor certification.This is the final course examining the relationship between the theoretical and the clinical. Candidates for the degree are required to write a final paper of about thirty pages.

Core Bibliography: Seward Hiltner, Preface to Pastoral Theology; Ian G. Barbour, Issues in Science and Religion; Anol Bhattacherjee, Social Science Research: Principle, Methods, and Practices


RELI 1507 – Critical Interpretation

Faculty: Francine Hernandez, M.Div., D.Min. 
TThe Critical Interpretation Class is designed to help the student make critical purchase of her/his theology, faith tradition, dogma, etc. with a particular focus on the questions of biblical, theological and socio-philosophical hermeneutics. This course will focus primarily on the reign of God in relation to diverse social structures and suffering in various local and world contexts. Students are expected to be apologists for their own stances, and open to the stances of their peers. They will view different academic works and discover ways to integrate those works into their personal theological understanding.

Core Bibliography: James R. Beck, Bruce Demarest, The Human Person in Theology and Psychology, Grands Rapids: Kregel, 2005; John H. Cone, God of the Oppressed, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2017; Paul Ricoeur, Hermeneutics & the Human Sciences, New York: Cambridge U., 1981; Nelson S. T. Thayer, Spirituality and Pastoral Care, Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985; Jens Zimmermann, Hermeneutics, New York: Oxford U. Press, 2015.


RELI 1508 - Theology as a Social Science in the Boisen Tradition

Faculty: David Roth, S.T.L., Ph.D.
Through his work with “living human documents,” the process of developing clinical chaplaincy, and training others for clinical pastoral care, Anton Boisen concluded that theology belongs among the social sciences. Beginning at the time of his own initial experience as a patient, Boisen familiarized himself with and drew from what were considered the current behavioral and social science developments of the day.  

Much of the content and methods used in pastoral supervision today amount to second- or third-hand renderings of social science content, and principally psychology, from the mid-20th century. This course proposes to address the question: If Boisen were supervising the training of chaplains today, what behavioral and social science sources might he use to inform his work? Or: How can we begin to bring clinical pastoral care and training as Boisen envisioned it into the 21st century? This seminar will introduce and aim to integrate some of the most important, recent, but largely overlooked or neglected, social and behavioral science resources of use to pastoral clinicians and those who supervise them.

Readings Include: Boisen, Anton T. “Clinical Training for Theological Students.” Chicago Theological Seminary Register(1945) 1: 16-19; Boisen, Anton T. “Clinical Training in Theological Education: The Period of Beginnings.” Chicago Theological Seminary Register(1951) 1: 1-4.; Boisen, Anton T. “Cooperative Inquiry in Religion.” Religious Education (1945) 290-296; Cooper-White, Pamela. 2011. Braided Selves: Collected Essays on Multiplicity, God and Persons. Eugene, OR: Cascade; Cooper-White, Pamela. 2004. Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press; Delaney, Carol. “Disorientation and Orientation.” In Investigating Culture: An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology, by Carol Delaney, 1-34. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004; Dubisch, Jill. “You Are What You Eat: Religious Aspects of the Health Food Movement.” In Investigating Culture: An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology, by Carol Delaney, 311-319. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004; Geertz, Clifford. (1974). “"From the Native's Point of View": On the Nature of Anthropological Understanding,” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Oct., 1974), pp. 26-45; Geertz, Clifford. "Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture." In The Interpretation of Cultures, by Clifford Geertz, 3-30. New York: Basic Books, 1973; Green, Zachary G & René J. Mollenkamp (2005).  The BART System of Group and Organizational Analysis: Boundary, Authority, Role and Task. Privately printed; Rosaldo, Renato. "Introduction: Grief and a Headhunter's Rage." In Culture and Truth, by Renato Rosaldo, 1-21. Boston: Beacon, 1989; Solms, Mark. The conscious id. Neuropsychoanalysis (2013), 15 (1): 5-1; Solms, Mark & Pankseep, J. “The “Id” Knows More than the “Ego” Admits: Neuropsychoanalytic and Primal Consciousness Perspectives on the Interface Between Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience,”Brain Sciences2 (2012): 147-175; Solms, Mark, Pantelis, E. & Panksepp, J. “Neuropsychoanalytic notes on addiction.” In G. Ellis, D. Stein, E. Meintjies & K. Thomas (eds.). Substance Use and Abuse in South Africa. University of Cape Town Press, pp. 175-184.


RELI 1509 – PSYCHOANALYTIC ORIGINS OF THE BOISEN MOVEMENT (10 hour course)

Faculty: Raymond J. Lawrence, M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min.
Core Bibliography:  Helen Swick Perry, Psychiatrist of America: The Life of Harry Stack Sullivan; Sigmund Freud, Introduction to Psychoanalysis; Sigmund Freud, Psychopathology of Everyday Life; and Sigmund Freud, The Question of Lay Analysis. 


RELI 1510 – SEXUAL VALORIZATION AND THE CLINICAL PASTORAL MOVEMENT (10 hour course)

Faculty: Raymond J. Lawrence, M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min.
Core Bibliography: Leo Steinberg, The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and Modern Oblivion; Raymond J. Lawrence, The Poisoning of Eros; Marie Fortune, Is Nothing Sacred: When Sex Invades the Pastoral Relationship; Robert H. Rammer, Ed., Adventures In Loving; Robert T and Anna K. Francoeur, The Future of Sexual Relations

 

 

Electives

Ethical Issues in the Clinical Context (RELI 1551)

The Contributions to Clinical Training of the Tradition of John Bowlby (RELI 1552)

The Pastoral Psychotherapeutic Approach of Pamela Cooper-White (RELI 1553)

Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Supervision (RELI 1554)

The Contribution of Wilfred Bion to Pastoral Psychotherapy
and Pastoral Training (RELI 1555)

Carroll Wise and Seward Hiltner: Their Contribution to
Clinical Pastoral Training (RELI 1556)

The Relevance of Sigmund Freud To Pastoral Work (RELI 1557)

The Contributions to Clinical Training of Wayne Oates and Myron Madden (RELI 1558)

Intercultural Issues in Pastoral Care and Counseling (RELI 1559)

Theology as a Social Science in the Tradition of Anton T. Boisen (RELI 1560)

Cooperative Inquiry and Interpretive Clinical Pastoral Care (RELI 1561)

Sexual Valorization and the Clinical Pastoral Movement (RELI 1562)

 

 
 
This degree will be based on knowledge of and the theoretical and practical dimensions of clinical pastoral practice.
— Raymond J. Lawrence, Dean
 
 
 

Dean


Raymond J. Lawrence, M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min. (click photo for bio)

Raymond J. Lawrence, M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min. (click photo for bio)


Faculty

Perry N. Miller, M.Div., D.Min.

Perry N. Miller, M.Div., D.Min.


H. Mac Wallace, M.Div., D.Min.

H. Mac Wallace, M.Div., D.Min.


Charles Starr, M.Div., D.Min.

Charles Starr, M.Div., D.Min.


Brian Childs, M.Div, Th.M., Ph.D (click photo for bio)

Brian Childs, M.Div, Th.M., Ph.D (click photo for bio)


Francine Hernandez, M.Div, D.Min.(click photo for bio)

Francine Hernandez, M.Div, D.Min.(click photo for bio)


David Roth, S.T.L, Ph.D.(click photo for bio)

David Roth, S.T.L, Ph.D.(click photo for bio)


Orville A. Browne, M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.

Orville A. Browne, M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.


Luise Weinrich, M.Div., M.S.W., D.Min.

Luise Weinrich, M.Div., M.S.W., D.Min.


David Franzen, M.Div., D.Min.

David Franzen, M.Div., D.Min.


William C. Scar, M.Div., D.Min.

William C. Scar, M.Div., D.Min.