Help relationship and quest for meaning
Relationship of aid to the light of scripture and secular psychology. Human identity, its development and its breaking. Centrality of Christ's work on the cross, God's offer and help to human suffering. Practical aspects of the helping relationship. Initiation to the interpersonal encounter to provide pastoral help or spiritual accompaniment. Observation and experience of the main types of verbal and nonverbal interventions useful. Development of relational skills and facilitating attitudes.