SCA University of Theology and Spirituality

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Course Author: Rev. Lori Erwin-Johnson, MS Psy., DD


It is the second of a two-part series.


Pastoral & Spiritual Care IV: An Interfaith Perspective, orients the students on the use of the interfaith spiritual care as a means of effectively communicating and companioning with a person from another faith tradition. The class introduces the foundational concepts and techniques needed to responsibly and professionally practice the art of spiritual guidance. It will help the student to expand their understanding through reflection and discernment in order to effectively spiritually serve everyone regardless of faith tradition. This course is beneficial to chaplains, counselors, social workers, therapists, pastors, first responders, nurses and healthcare professionals.


This course requires the purchase of one textbook:

Noticing the Divine: An Introduction to Interfaith Spiritual Guidance by John R. Mabry, ISBN 978-0-8192-2238-1


This class is divided into Course Resources and four modules.


Each weekly module contains the following:

  • Required reading
  • 2 Discussion questions (DQ) - one due on Tuesday and the other due on Thursday
  • Videos
  • Essay


Learning Objectives

During this course students will:

  • Be able to identify presented pastoral and spiritual care methodologies
  • Gain a better understanding of how to work with clients of different faith traditions
  • Begin to reflect on how personal faiths and spirituality is relevant in relation to other faiths.


Course Outline

  • Module 1




  • Module 2

    Christianity and the Wounded Healer

    Transference & Countertransference

  • Module 3


    The Value of Ritual

  • Module 4


    The Hero’s Journey

    Pastoral Care IV: An Interfaith Perspective

    SKU: UTS.SD.404
    • Number of Credits Towards a Degree at SCA University of Theology and Spirituality - 5