Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Joseph H. Barbour

Scripture References in this Resource

1 John 1:9; Philippians 3:13-14; Matthew 7:7-11; John 14:13-14; Romans 1:28-32; 1 Corinthians 3:6; Philippians 2:13; Romans 12:9-11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21


There are many elements involved in a pastoral counseling process. A handbook would include all or some topics such as a definition of pastoral counseling, its distinctive nature, its objectives, counseling techniques, and the role of God's Word in the process. In this thesis we will touch some of the basic topics of pastoral counseling. However, the main purpose is to approach an important ingredient of pastoral counseling that usually is not included as a separate topic in counseling manuals, that is, communication, particularly interpersonal communication.

This study intends to explore the pastoral counseling process as an interpersonal communication process having three basic assumptions as a guideline. The first assumption is that the principles of communication are necessarily present in pastoral counseling and determine its nature as a communicative process.

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