& COUNSELING: A PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL
APPROACH (3 units)
Ruben Tanseco, SJ
M 5:30 - 8:15 pm
The course will start with a Marriage Preparation Program, dealing with premarital psychodynamics, assessment for readiness in marriage through the use of premarital assessment instruments, followed by educative counseling. It will then explore the sources/patterns of interactional conflicts among couples, both marital and premarital, focusing on their socio-cultural, psycho-emotional, sexual, and spiritual underpinnings, followed by the sources/patterns of interactional growth, accenting the psycho-spiritual experience of authentic love. The course will end with several basic operational models for marital counseling. A content-and-process methodology will be used.
Co-requisite or Pre-requisite: Pastoral Psychology and Counseling ( Theo 289/Sp89)