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Expressive therapy in contextual pastoral care and counselling

In die Skriflig

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Title Expressive therapy in contextual pastoral care and counselling
Creator du Plessis, Amanda L. Breed, Gert
Subject PRACTICAL THEOLOGY curriculum; diakonia; expressive art therapy; pastoral care and counselling model; South Africa.
Description From the early 1970s, and especially since South Africa became a democratic state under the governance of the African National Congress in 1994, many voices have called for decolonising the programs presented at universities. With this article, we as the authors of this article have concluded that, although the science of pastoral caregiving in the South African context has developed into a recognised authentic science, the development has followed Western cultural fashion with its emphasis on individualism. This is directly opposed to the more communal focus of African culture. This approach is also only one example of the differences between these two cultural groups. We investigated the possibility that expressive therapy can contribute to assemble a pedagogical design for a South African contextualised pastoral care and counselling model. The results of the investigation into three forms of expressive therapy are described in this article: First, Practical Theology as an academic discipline in South Africa is described; second, we look into contextualisation in pastoral care; and, in the third place, contextual pastoral care and counselling. The article concluded by the description of the three forms of expressive therapy and their possible place in contextual pastoral care. The research was done from a reformed perspective.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-06-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ids.v54i1.2562
Source In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi; Vol 54, No 1 (2020); 9 pages 2305-0853 1018-6441
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Amanda L. du Plessis, Gert Breed