Pastoral Psychology (MA)

This programme develops a specific skillset in our students in the field of spiritual care. We recommend this MA programme to all, who wish to work in pastoral counselling. Prospective students are not required to have a theological background. Our goal is to incorporate the most
recent findings in the field of biblical theology, dogmatics, ethics, and theological anthropology into the competencies of persons who wish to be active as helpers. We do this in order to train competent professionals who are proficient in using the means of psychotherapy and elements of mental hygiene.

Length of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)

Main course offer

  • Psychology of religion
  • Christian anthropology
  • Group dynamics, group psychology
  • Practical course in research
  • Basics of pastoral psychology and currents in pastoral psychologyMethodology of diaconal work and counselling
  • Crisis intervention, crisis counsellingSelf-awareness
  • Psychology of religion pedagogy
  • Bioethics
  • Counselling of the elderly and the afflicted
  • Grief counselling
  • Theological interpretation of suffering
  • Spiritual care in hospitals
  • Conflict management
  • Introductory course in logotherapy
  • School counselling