This class examines the social, cultural, political and embodied realities that influence the pastoral care of self-identified women in society. Its primary texts will explore womanist and feminist pastoral theologians who employ narrative and self-psychological approaches in their incorporation of these larger realities into ministry. Attention will also be given to the student’s own self-awareness as it intersects with these social and cultural realities, including a specific focus on embodied awareness. The goal of the class is for the pastoral practitioner to develop a liberative method which seeks the empowerment of women in church and society.