Course Catalogue 2018-2019

Historical Contexts of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Care and Cure of Souls - Cancelled on Jun 5, 2018

EMP6458HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Couture, Pamela D.

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PRE-REQUISITES: Intro coure in Spriritual/Pastoral care CREDITS:

This course explores the history and identity of what currently goes by many names-spiritual care, pastoral counseling, chaplaincy, congregational care. The first half of the course explores a series of "snapshots" of the historical foundations and classic texts from the Christian tradition, including Biblical warrants and early church practices, self-reflexivity, the rise of religious institutions of care, Roman Catholic sacramental vs Protestant life-support approaches, social gospel vs . clinical trajectories, clerical vs. lay participation, and correlation of mandates from faith traditions with those of human sciences. The second half of the course explores contemporary issues in the Canadian context, including challenges from postmodern, postcolonial, ecumenical, interfaith, and institutional perspectives. We will conclude with identity transformation issues as they currently inform debates surrounding the care of souls in hospitals, prisons, the military, nursing homes and congregations.

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Advanced Hellenistic Greek - Cancelled on Jul 16, 2018

KNB6501HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): McLean, Bradley

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COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will focus on the translation of a variety of types of Hellenistic texts (e.g., decrees, sacred laws, magical papyri, aretalogies,Philo, hermeneutic corpus) and on their grammatical and syntactical analysis. Prerequisite: a semesters of Greek.

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Foundations in Psychodaynamic Theory


Basic degree students enrol in TRP3523HF

COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Foundations in the psychodynamic understanding of human development, theory of change and the therapeutic
relationship, emphasizing the interpersonal, intersubjective and relational dynamics operative in the dyad. Focus on clinical
case studies where students examine multiple perspectives of effective communication/listening in therapeutic relationship.
Focus on both participants in the dyad and the multiple forms of communication both conscious and unconscious between
them. The nature of transference/countertransference dynamics are explored, including 'enactments' and how they
contribute to depend understanding of communicational complexities.

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Theological Significance of Works of Wendell Berry

RGT6532HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Leddy, Mary Jo

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 16:30 to 18:30

CREDITS: One Credit

A theological exploration of the insights of Wendell Berry "arguably the most prophetic voice in America today" (New York Times). Lectures and readings will study his ideas on the relationship between the local and global, the real significance of Creation and the Sabbath, the importance of thinking with affection, humility and loyalty, the vocation to marriage, community and more.

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Integrative Approaches to Trauma in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care

RGP6535HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Buhagar, Desmond C.

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This entry-level-to-practice, interdisciplinary course will examine the phenomenology of trauma as it impinges on human beings (individuals, families, cultural groups) from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of care. Special consideration given to contemporary, evidence-based treatments from a range social science disciplines, as well a credible intervention practices from religious and spiritual traditions- such as mindfulness, hoping-building, meaning-making, and forgiveness protocols- and their potential roles in healing of both direct and vicarious forms of trauma. The following major areas will be explored: 1) Trauma in Childhood, Adolescence, and the Family; 2) Trauma and Disrupted Attachment Relationships; 3) Trauma as Health Crisis {Physical and Mental); 4} Trauma and Women; 5) Trauma as Socio-Historical Events, such as: a) Natural Disasters, b) Terrorism and War Conflicts; c) Cultural Genocide, Religious Persecution and Refugees, d) Cultural Oppression and Victimization of First Nations Peoples; 6) Trauma and Resiliency. Throughout the course will be the pervasive themes of the self-care of the clinician, and the fostering of client resource through spiritual, family and community resources, leading to healing and posttraumatic growth

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Psychology & Religion

RGP6550HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schner, Joseph G.

Basic degree students enrol in RGP3550HF

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 11:00 to 13:00

PRE-REQUISITES: A previous course in introductory psychology would be helpful but not essential. CREDITS: One Credit

The course will begin with a discussion of the relationship between psychology and religion. It will then explore the relationship between religion and psychology -- history, methodology, research and application. It will review psychological theories and research on personality and their relationship to spirituality, religious behaviour, individual differences and abnormality, and review research on religious development. These findings will then be applied within the context of the social and organizational psychology of the church.

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Intercultural Counselling and Psycho-Spiritual Therapy: A Systems Perspective - Cancelled on Apr 24, 2018


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PRE-REQUISITES: EMP1741H or Previous course in psycho-spiritual care/therapy CREDITS: One Credit

This course introduces students to systems theories with an emphasis on self awareness, assessment , treatment and interculturality in psycho-spiritual therapy and counselling. The first part of the course focuses on systems theories. Students will explore their own families and cultures of origin and their social identities as a means to learn the related theories and to develop self awareness (safe and effective use of self) for psycho-spiritual/spiritual care therapy. The second part of the course will relate systems theories and intercultural approaches to the therapeutic process in the face of grief and loss, death and dying, suicide, trauma and crisis, aging and dementia. Through their understanding and use of systems theories, students practice will deepen in terms of the therapeutic relationship, assessment and treatment in spiritual care/ psycho-spiritual therapy.

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Postmodern Counselling and Spiritual Care

RGP6561HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Buhagar, Desmond C.

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 18:00 to 21:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This interdisciplinary course will examine the major postmodern, constructivist psychotherapies and spiritual care issues, with introductory exposure to: Narrative Therapy (White, Epston); Brief Solution-Focused Therapy (de Shazer, Kim Berg); Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy (Whittaker) and the Human Validation Process Model (Satir); Collaborative Language Systems Therapy (Goolishian, Anderson); Social Constructionist Therapy (Gergen & Lyddon); Integrative Meaning and Strengths-Based Therapies (Seligman, Frankl, Wong).

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Studies in Anglican Theology

TRT6566HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Neelands, David

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COLLEGE: Trinity College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Theology of grace in representative Anglican theologians, including Thomas Cranmer, Richard Hooker, the Caroline Divines, the Tractarians, F.D. Maurice, Lux Mundi and William Temple. Prerequisite: introductory course in theology.

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The Historical Study of Acts

RGB6611HF L0101 SESSION: Fall 2018 INSTRUCTOR(S): Bernier, Jonathan

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COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Fri TIME: 9:00 to 11:00

PRE-REQUISITES: Introduction to NT CREDITS: One Credit

The Acts of the Apostles is our main source of information about the first Christian decades. It covers the movement's
initial efforts to regroup following the death of Jesus, as well as its earliest expansion into the Mediterranean world beyond Judea. In this course, we will read through the Acts and reflect upon both what it tells us about Christian origins and also its continuing relevance for contemporary Christianity.

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