Suffering and Hope: Perspectives on Spirituality and Psycho-Spiritual Care

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) McCarroll, Pamela R.
Course Code EMP3560HF
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in EMP6560HF
Semester First Semester
Section 9101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

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.

Department Pastoral Theology
Pre-Requisites 1 course theology/tenets of thought or permission of instructor
Schedule Thu
Start Time 9:00
End Time 12:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 15
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
Additional Notes

Previously taught under the title - Suffering and Hope: Multifaith Perspectives on Spiritual Care

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2020
Currently Offered Fall 2021