Christian Psychology

The title of the Baccalaureate programme: Christian Psychology

The academic degree/qualification: Bachelor of the Science of Orthodox Theology with the Qualification in Christian Psychology

Supervisor of the programme: Grigol Khachapuridze

The objective of the programme:

The objective of the programme is to prepare the students according to modern standards so that they should be able to respond to the requirements of the contemporary society, give a professional aid to the parish of the Christian Church, to Orthodox schools and gymnasiums. Apart from it, to familiarize themselves with and put in practice methods of the study of a human being’s personality and the modification of his behavior, consider them in the prism of the Orthodox faith and bring them into conformity with the principles of Christian Anthropology.

The graduates will be prepared to:

Perceive the role and specifics of psychology in the prism of the Orthodox Teaching;

Study the contemporary psychological branches which deal with cognitive processes and the structure of behavior;

Put in practice the knowledge and experience accumulated in Christian psychology and anthropology;

Carry out minor researches, process and analyze the data, independently; 

Analyze the peculiarities of person’s behavior in various situations;

Assess psychological problems of people of different age groups and give consultations to them;

Act as assistants in trainings of various themes;

Cooperate with spiritual fathers in order to adjust spiritual problems of the members of the parish, giving them psychological consultations;

Critically consider professional information;

Give logical discourses, participate in discussions and dialogues;

Realize cognitive skills in analysis and synthesis;

Prove logically and display to the public the conclusions, drawn on the basis of knowledge and reason;

Impart to the colleagues and non-specialists the results of the research and knowledge logically, consistently and in a comprehensible way; 

Work in a team of specialists, cooperate with them, take and distribute a reasonable share of the responsibility;

Communicate effectively;

Prepare and hold presentations with the use of information technologies;

Manage their personal educational process, carrying out their activities, directed towards professional self-improvement;
Organize their academic time and resources;

Assess the results of the educational process and determine the further needs;

Work independently at the educational literature;

Have self-motivation and make options according to their personal interests and skills;

Observe the norms of professional ethics;

Be tolerant while living in a multicultural environment and conduct professional activities without any expression of any kind of discrimination;

Maintain anonymity of the data and results of the persons who participated in the research;

Implement principles of integration and inclusiveness as contrary to stigmatization and segregation;

Present the results conscientiously and availably to the public. 
The Baccalaureate programme of  Christian Psychology