Care for People with Mental Health Concerns and Addictions

Designation: PACC 3053

Drawing on relevant and current research, this course will provide students with an overview of a range of mental health concerns and an overview of addictions, as well as best practices for offering care. Students will be challenged to relate Christian theology to mental illness and to addiction and to consider the possibilities and limitations for offering care within a congregational setting and as an aspect of the churchÂ’s mission. Appropriate boundary-setting, the need for self-care and a theologically robust understanding of care will be important aspects of this discussion.

Recommended Prior Study


Dr. Dorothy Hunse
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care: