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Becoming a Chaplain

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Course Summary

This unit aims to equip the student to face the unique dilemmas, challenges and opportunities faced by chaplains in a wide variety of situation

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the key elements of the roles of chaplains in a range of contexts

  2. Explain the vital nature of working in a team with others (chaplains, case workers, clinicians, managers, administrators and volunteers) in being a healthy and effective people helper

  3. Formulate effective principles for developing the roles of self-differentiation, self-awareness and spirituality in effective people helping

  4. Develop strategies for working effectively with a range of people helpers

  5. Apply the principles learned to solve a complex issue in a real or imagined chaplaincy   


Course Content

  1. The Uniqueness of Chaplaincy

  2. Foundational Matters in Chaplaincy

  3. Employer Perspectives

  4. Chaplaincy in Australia and New Zealand

  5. Suicide Prevention in Schools

  6. Professional Standards

  7. Chaplaincy as Health Care

  8. Chaplaincy Care in a Disaster

  9. Industrial Chaplaincy

  10. Importance of supervision and debriefing in self-care and ethical conduct

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