PCM 500 The Church Unconscious: Discerning the Hidden Motives and Expectations of Congregations

Faculty: David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap. (Profile)


Pastoral planning often struggles or fails because congregational leaders fail to assess and work through the “non-rational” side of religious institutions. This course will introduce students to the field of socio-analysis, the discipline of organizational development that studies the unconscious processes, hidden conflicts, irrational behavior, and defenses against anxiety that trouble all institutions, including religious ones.

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