Session 4: Loneliness
Pastoral Care and COVID-19
Session 4 of a 6 session workshop focusing on key issues for pastoral care during a time of pandemic.
What can we do to combat an increased sense of isolation at a time when we are being called to deliberately isolate ourselves? How do we reach out to people who are already isolated by virtue of their age or other life circumstances? Even if we’re not feeling isolated, how do we relate constructively to those who are?
Watch the video lecture (below) and then use the Zoom link below to join the live discussion at 7pm EST on Thursday, May 14.
In advance of our presence session, please give attention to these suggested readings:
- The Virus Changed The Way We Internet
- “Need Tips On Social Distancing? This Guy’s Been Doing It For Almost 50 Years”
- Loneliness is a Petri Dish for Depression
- Before COVID-19 We Were Dying Of Loneliness….
- COVID-19 Is Making America’s Loneliness Epidemic Even Worse
- Frozen Dinner of Loneliness
- “Hero” – by Weezer (Note: This is a contemporary rock song with an inspiring message at the end.)
Session Video Lecture
Questions? Comments? Ideas?
Have a question or comment about the ideas in this session? Want to ask the professors a question? Leave it in the comments area below.
Dr. Wade Rowatt has taught Pastoral Care and Counseling for over 37 years. He is currently the Senior Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. Wade also supervises Pastoral Counselors in Training and conducts a Parish and Community Program in Clinical Pastoral Education.
Dr. Dartanya Hill is Pastor of West End Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and a licensed psychologist. Dr. Hill also regularly teaches at BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky as an adjunct professor in the area of pastoral care.
Ask a Private Question
Need to ask a question but do not wish for others in the course to see it? Leave your question below for Dr. Rowatt and Dr. Hill. Note that if question volume is high they may have to be selective in which questions are answered.