Courses Fall 2021

TH-PA-2100 Pastoral Psychology

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Joseph W. Ciarrocchi
    A Minister’s Handbook of Mental Disorders
    Paulist Press
    Instructor Comment: It is best to get a used copy.
  • Gerard Egan
    The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping
    Brooks/Cole (10th Edition)
    Hardcover $140.00 or Paperback $45.00
    Instructor Comment: Readings from this text will be uploaded to the electronic syllabus, but students who want to go deeper should purchase.
  • Jacques Philippe
    Interior Freedom
    Scepter Publishers

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Text Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Readings by class date:




10/14/2021 – Peter Kleponis


11/11/2021: Excerpts from Ciarrocchi, J. (1995). The doubting disease : Help for scrupulosity and religious compulsions (Integration books). New York: Paulist Press.

11/18/2021: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (2006). Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care. Washington, D.C.: United States Catholic Conference.