Suffering and Hope: Perspectives on Spirituality and Psycho-Spiritual Care
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: McCarroll, Pamela R.
Graduate degree students enrol in EMP6560HF
Course Code: 
EMP3560HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

What is suffering? What is hope? How are suffering and hope connected? How do they connect with spirituality and therapeutic practices? On. a macro level, suffering and hope raise issues of ultimate concern in relation to psychological and spiritual worldviews. On a micro level, how we interpret suffering and hope shape our spirituality, our therapeutic practices and the experience of wellbeing. This course explores diverse interpretations and practices in relation to human experiences of suffering and the possibility for hope through the following perspectives: psychological, indigenous, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim. Case studies will focus on diverse manifestations of suffering and spirituality. Practices for healing/hope will be considered in relation to psychology and each of the traditions & implications for therapeutic practice.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
1 course theology/tenets of thought or permission of instructor
Fall 2021
Winter 2020
Start Time: 
9:00
End Time: 
12:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Thu
Program Requirement: 
CRPO. 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 , 1.5, 2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.8, 4.3, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
15
Additional Notes: 
Previously taught under the title - Suffering and Hope: Multifaith Perspectives on Spiritual Care
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Other