Course Memo

OORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES, GROUP PROCESSES AND FAMILY DYNAMICS.  This class is intended to enhance the theoretical basis of pastoral practice, and its application in pastoral care. Students will learn how families, groups and organizations function, how to most optimally use group processes, and how they function within groups. The purpose is to afford students the opportunity to grow in their capacity to observe how they and others function within families, groups, and organizations, and how to develop and maintain meaningful connections within group structures. The goal is to understand the factors that undermine as well as contribute to building a healthy community. New levels of self-awareness, prompted by theoretical development, will invite greater interpersonal awareness about self-in-groups, group dynamics, and how organizational structure affects group behavior. [12 max enrollment]