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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

TH761H - Therapeutic Relationships in Spiritual Care and Therapy Syllabus

Peter L. VanKatwyk

published: 2013 | Teaching material | Syllabus

An exploration of the various perspectives on personality that shape and direct psychotherapies as to the role of the therapeutic relationship, the use of self, and conversational styles in the practice of spiritual care:

The course presents a systems perspective on the relational dynamics of therapy. In its focus on the therapeutic relationship, the understanding of human beings as essentially relational is applied to the dynamics of therapy. In an overview of the various therapies, major therapist roles, therapeutic relationship models and styles of therapeutic communication are explored. Psychodynamic concepts in Object Relations theory are related to Family and Narrative Therapy approaches.

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