Looking at mental health issues in a faith-based context, this course provides opportunity to reflect on current and future pastoral ministry in the light of up-to-date understanding of different mental health issues. Specific focus for this year’s course is dementia and developmental disorders.
The course aims to offer skills to improve pastoral care and understanding but does not intend to make delegates into counsellors.
Open to corps officers/workers and THQ/DHQ officers.
It is not a requirement that delegates have attended the ‘Foundation in Mental Health’ course, but for those who have, it will develop the subject with specific focus on dementia and developmental disorders.
25-28 March 2019
By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:
• Demonstrate understanding of a range of dementias and developmental disorders in the specific context of a faith-based setting.
• Personally reflect on the practical issues of pastoring people with dementia and/or developmental disorders
• Consider and provide an appropriate faith-based pastoral response
• Identify and link persons to appropriate resources