Psychotherapeutic Theories for Spiritual Care and Counselling

College Knox College
Course Code KNP3521HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 6201
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

This course provides spiritual caregivers with an overview of essential models of psychotherapy using Peter VanKatwyk's (2003) Therapeutic Strategies Map as an orienting framework. Insights from psychotherapeutic theory, sensitively and responsibly applied, enhance the practice of spiritual care. The overview provides a foundation for students who wish to study a particular model in depth and who wish to integrate these concepts into their practice through a supervised learning process. Knowledge of psychotherapeutic theories will also assist spiritual and pastoral providers in making necessary referrals when client needs are outside their scope of practice.

Pre-Requisites KNP1443 (required)KNP2548 (recommended)
Schedule Tue
Start Time 17:00
End Time 20:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE) learners: the course contributes to a knowledge base for clinical practice, Canadian Association for Spiritual
Care (CASC) competencies, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) membership and development of professional identity.
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2022
Currently Offered Winter 2023