Understanding Pastoral Counseling

Author: Elizabeth A. Maynard, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826130062
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What are the roles, functions, and identities of pastoral counselors today? What paradigms shape their understanding of the needs of others? How can pastoral counselors serve the needs of diverse individuals in both religious and secular environments? This foundational text reflects the continued and unfolding work of pastoral counseling in both clinical and traditional ministry settings. It addresses key issues in the history, current practices, and future directions of pastoral counseling and its place among allied helping professions. Written to incorporate current changes in the roles of pastoral counselors and models of training beyond the traditional seminary, the book builds on themes of pastoral counseling as a distinct way of being in the world, understanding client concerns and experiences, and intervening to promote the health and growth of clients. The text provides a foundational overview of the roles and functions of the modern pastoral counselor. It discusses spiritual perspectives on the issues that bring individuals to seek counseling and integrates them with the perspectives of allied mental health professions. The tools and methods pastoral counselors can employ for spiritual assessment are presented, and the book describes common spiritual and theological themes—both implicit and explicit—that arise in pastoral counseling. Included are chapters examining Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Native American, and Buddhist approaches to counseling as well as counseling individuals with diverse sexual identities. The book reflects the increasing need for pastoral counselors to serve effectively in a multicultural society, including service to individuals who are not affiliated with a specific religious denomination. The book also considers the emerging realities of distance counseling and integrated health care systems as current issues in the field. KEY FEATURES: Presents a contemporary approach to how pastoral counselors function as mental health professionals and spiritual leaders Serves as a state-of-the-art foundational text for pastoral counseling education Describes assessments and interventions that are shared with allied mental health professionals and those that are unique to pastoral counseling Provides an ecumenical and interfaith approach for a multicultural society, including individuals with diverse sexual identities Addresses counseling with individuals who do not affiliate with a specific faith tradition Includes Instructor's Guide and online Student Resources to enhance teaching and learning

Understanding And Facilitating Forgiveness Strategic Pastoral Counseling Resources

Author: Robert W. Harvey
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441241329
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This practical book helps pastors and counselors present God's grace in healing and forgiveness issues, even when the one being counseled has built a wall around his or her heart out of bitterness or pain.

Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures

Author: David W. Augsburger
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664256166
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In this book David Augsburger discusses the dynamics of pastoral care and counseling across cultural lines. Augsburger combines theology with global perspective and cultural sensitivity to posit an inclusive understanding of pastoral care. This book will be of great interest to pastoral counselors in both academic and practical contexts.

Introduction To Pastoral Counseling

Author: Loren L. Townsend
Editor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687658357
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An in-depth look at who pastoral caregivers are, what they do, and how and why they do it

Theology And Pastoral Counseling

Author: Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802808424
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This volume lays out an important new interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between theology and psychology in the work of pastoral counseling, setting forth a method emerging from a Barthian theological perspective.

Mental Health And The Church A Pastoral Counselor S Guide To Understanding Mental Illness First Edition

Author: Kevin Van Lant
Editor: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781516528264
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Featuring chapters written by mental health professionals who are also experienced Christian practitioners, Counseling and Mental Health in the Church: The Role of Pastors and the Ministry provides ministry leaders with a foundational understanding of common mental health issues, typical approaches to treatment, and sage advice for supporting those experiencing mental health concerns. Recognizing that parishioners may seek guidance from pastors or others within the church before seeking help from mental health specialists, this text equips ministry leaders with the critical knowledge and helpful resources they need to successfully support and advise members of their congregation, or to direct them to additional useful resources. Individual chapters address specific concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, addiction, spectrum disorders, and more. Each chapter explores how a particular condition may manifest, how best to respond to it, potential treatment options, and resources to provide to affected individuals. Additional chapters distill the complex world of psychopharmacology as well as a focus on pastoral health in the face of responding to the demands of ministry. Containing real world examples and case studies to bridge the gap between knowledge and application, Counseling and Mental Health in the Church is an ideal resource for pre-service and seasoned ministry leaders alike. As a result, readers will find that they are better informed and better equipped to face day-to-day challenges.

A Theology Of Pastoral Care

Author: Eduard Thurneysen
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608995828
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From a thoroughly biblical viewpoint Eduard Thurneysen probes deeply into the nature and practice of pastoral care. His rich understanding of men, his experience in counseling, and his grasp of theological thought infuse his approach with vitality and truth. As he considers the basis of pastoral care, Thurneysen puts forward the thesis that the purpose of counseling is to communicate the Word of God to individuals. Pastoral care is a ministry along with those of sermon and sacrament; its aim is to lead the counselee back to sermon and sacrament in the worship of the church. Although he does little more than hint at rules and techniques for pastoral care, Thurneysen is greatly concerned with its practical aspects. It is his belief that the care of souls occurs through conversation--confident, open-minded conversation which is founded on the Word of God, informed by prayer, and manifested in active listening to, and acceptance of, the counselee. Thurneysen demonstrates the importance of a knowledge of psychology and the principles of psychotherapy. Depth psychology and psychotherapy deeply enrich our understanding of human nature and serve to communicate the message of forgiveness all the more powerfully. This book provides a critical theological study of the whole field of pastoral care. As a work in practical theology, it will be stimulating and useful to professors of counseling as well as to students in the field. Counselors and pastors will find it helpful because it throws light on the fundamental issues involved in problems which they face in their ministries.

Pastoral Counseling And Preaching

Author: Donald Capps
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1592442978
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Does counseling affect preaching? Does preaching affect counseling? Donald Capps offers a perceptive examination of how counseling and preaching do influence each other and how both can be improved when one realizes the close relationship between them. Not only can preaching profit from pastoral counseling, writes Capps, but pastoral counseling also has much to gain from preaching. He discusses the common features of the sermon and the counseling session, how counselors can proclaim the gospel message through their counseling, and how preachers can counsel through their sermons. Using actual counseling cases and sermons by well-known authorities, Capps demonstrates how the gospel can better be served when preaching and counseling are brought closer in concept, method, and practice. 'Pastoral Counseling and Preaching'--a valuable resource in bringing about a fuller, more integrated understanding of the Christian ministry.

Pastoral Counseling

Author: James E. Dittes
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664257385
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In this invaluable resource for pastors and seminarians, James Dittes offers answers to some of a minister's basic counseling questions: how do I guide counseling conversations yet empower those who feel helpless? How do I negotiate relationships with people who I may counsel on one day and from whom I must seek a housing allowance on the next? Can I be psychologically adept while remaining theologically faithful? Dittes offers a wealth of insight into these and other fundamental issues.

The Heart Of Pastoral Counseling

Author: Richard L Dayringer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136375716
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The relationship between pastor and parishioner is the essence of pastoral counseling--a simple truth with profound implications. Dr. Richard Dayringer explores these implications in The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition to help pastoral counselors understand how to use the relationship to bring about the desired ends in the therapeutic process. Drawing on research from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, marriage counseling, family therapy, and pastoral counseling, this book lays the foundation for utilizing the pastoral counseling relationship to bring about positive change as it explores topics such as observation, listening, communication, handling transference, and termination of therapy. Because the interpersonal relationship is the vehicle of therapy, it is critical that pastoral counselors understand the psychological assumptions that play a large part in the characteristics of relationships as well as the factors requiring attention in order to establish a secure counseling relationship. The Heart of Pastoral Counseling will help you attain this understanding as you also improve your knowledge on: how pastoral relationships may be applied outside the therapeutic hour in general pastoral work eclectic methods for clarifying feelings, developing intellectual insight, interpreting, questioning, and assigning certain behavior employing the problem-oriented record in pastoral counseling distinguishing relationship from transference and countertransference the unique problem that counseling acquaintances presents personality traits that attract people to the minister/pastoral counselor counselor attitudes that foster relationship how a client’s view of the counselor has an impact on the effectiveness of therapy The Heart of Pastoral Counseling brings a solid base of research to pastoral counselors, seminary students, graduate students in counseling, professors of counseling, and specialists in pastoral psychotherapy so that you might better understand the nature of pastoral counseling relationships and how they are helpful and constructive in people’s lives. You will be challenged to rethink your role in initiating and carrying out therapeutic change and realize why you should build your ministry on relationships, rather than on friendships.

Pastoral Counseling

Author: Ward A Knights, Jr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317788486
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This contemporary counseling approach seamlessly meshes with pastoral theology! Gestalt therapy is designed to be simple, free of jargon, and emotionally liberating--ideal for pastoral counseling in the context of a variety of faiths. This primer is designed to give pastors and rabbis a working knowledge of the basic techniques and attitudes pioneered by Dr. Fritz Perls. Pastoral Counseling: A Gestalt Approach shows how this holistic approach, with its emphasis on the here and now, is a natural counterpoint to pastoral theology. This comprehensive book gives specific instructions on using Gestalt techniques to increase the depth of the pastoral care and counseling you provide. Pastoral Counseling explains the basic goals of Gestalt work, which are to achieve spontaneity and expressiveness and to move toward personal authenticity. It also reveals how you can employ these techniques to help you and your congregation move toward realizing your God-given potential. Pastoral Counseling illustrates Gestalt theories from several perspectives, including: theory and techniques case studies a folk tale session transcripts a sermon Pastoral Counseling guides you toward a broader understanding of the simple power of the holistic approach. Pastors and priests, rabbis, and other members of the clergy who engage in counseling will find its simple wisdom refreshing amidst the desert of dry theory. Gestalt counselors will find its pastoral perspective enlightening in their work with clients.

Biblical Approaches To Pastoral Counseling

Author: Donald Capps
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 159244136X
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What role should the Bible play in pastoral counseling? Donald Capps here explores the use of the Bible in counseling and shows how the methods and objectives of counseling can be defined and shaped by three biblical forms: psalms, proverbs, and parables. Applying these forms, Capps demonstrates how the Bible can influence the three major types of pastoral counseling -- grief, premarital, and marriage. He examines the capacity of these forms to comfort, to instruct, and to diagnose problems. He explains how through psalms feelings can be vented, through proverbs moral learning can take place, and through parables new understandings of experience can occur. With actual case study examples and practical suggestions, this refreshingly perceptive book offers positive steps for furthering dialogue between biblical scholarship and pastoral counseling.

Pastoring The Temperament

Author: Dr. Selvyn M. Sewell
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469101785
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Jesus declared that His mission was to heal the brokenhearted, deliver the captives and liberate the oppressed. He also declared that we would be judged based upon our care for those who were in need. Pastoring the temperament is a book designed to help Christians understand how to care for people. By understanding their temperament traits, the Pastor and Counselor can better understand their weaknesses and strengths. Our emotional and spiritual needs are influenced by our Temperament. We respond to the call of God and the power of the holy sprit in different ways because of this influence. Individuals express and respond to persons and situations based upon their temperament predispositions. This book will open the eyes of its readers to a better understanding of themselves and others. It will also help the readers understand how to please God, and help others to do the same.

Clinical Handbook Of Pastoral Counseling

Author: Robert J. Wicks
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809140619
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Building on the groundbreaking original work with the same title, these articles focus on current issues, such as certain life stages, special populations, the devalued and abused, the addicted and special issues of the 1990's.

International Perspectives On Pastoral Counseling

Author: Richard L Dayringer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317956044
File Size: 63,60 MB
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Gain fresh perspectives on pastoral care and counseling from international experts! This informative book will show you how pastoral care and counseling are viewed and practiced in Africa, India, Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Central America, South America, Germany, and the United Kingdom. You’ll find new perspectives on theoretical and practical aspects of pastoral care and counseling as well as fascinating case studies and unique insights on how culture affects this type of ministry. In his Preface, Dr. Howard Clinebell, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling at the Claremont School of Theology, explains the need for this book: “In the radically new world of the 21st century, pastoral counselors of all races and ethnic backgrounds will be challenged by a growing need to provide competent help to burdened individuals, couples, families, and communities of different cultural backgrounds and worldviews than their own.” International Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling gives you an intimate view of: counseling models from the United States that are being adapted to the realities of urban Korean life pastoral care and counseling in African and multicultural contexts counseling issues arising from urban realities in Pretoria, South Africa the state of pastoral counseling and the impact of globalization and international markets on pastoral theology in Brazil care and counseling models from Holland and the United States that are being imported for use in Indonesia how the realities of life in Singapore relate to pastoral care and therapeutic conversations the needs of women and the historical development and meaning of pastoral care and counseling in the Philippines the meaning of forgiveness--from an intercultural perspective spiritual, philosophical, and other perspectives on Chinese cultures the pitfalls of individualistic models of pastoral care and counseling in poverty-stricken regions of Latin America the unique challenges of delivering care and counseling in Asian-Pacific cultures

Understanding The Art Of Biblical Counseling

Author: Dr. Sam S. Gasela-Mhlanga
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1664208267
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It is a Biblical Counseling book that zeros in counseling people with HIV/AIDS in particular and any other general disease that has similar stigma in nature in general. The book discusses the counsel for sexual behavioral change, counseling children with HIV/AIDS, women, especially in Africa who face social inequality and are exposed to HIV/AIDS infections more than men. The book also discusses a secular Rational Emotive Therapy as a model for interventions contrary to Biblical Counseling posing a question if Christian women can opt to use RET as alternative options. Counseling people with suicidal thoughts, the orphans and counseling the dying is part of the main thrust of this book. As a matter of fact, this book answers many questions for all Christians who are confronted by dire decisions to make about their health and lives. This is a highly recommended book gives practical guidance in making one’s decisions about health and choices in life for better future.

The Heart Of Pastoral Counseling

Author: Richard Dayringer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9780789004215
File Size: 44,84 MB
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The relationship between pastor and parishioner is the essence of pastoral counseling--a simple truth with profound implications. Dr. Richard Dayringer explores these implications in The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition to help pastoral counselors understand how to use the relationship to bring about the desired ends in the therapeutic process. Drawing on research from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, marriage counseling, family therapy, and pastoral counseling, this book lays the foundation for utilizing the pastoral counseling relationship to bring about positive change as it explores topics such as observation, listening, communication, handling transference, and termination of therapy. Because the interpersonal relationship is the vehicle of therapy, it is critical that pastoral counselors understand the psychological assumptions that play a large part in the characteristics of relationships as well as the factors requiring attention in order to establish a secure counseling relationship. The Heart of Pastoral Counseling will help you attain this understanding as you also improve your knowledge on: how pastoral relationships may be applied outside the therapeutic hour in general pastoral work eclectic methods for clarifying feelings, developing intellectual insight, interpreting, questioning, and assigning certain behavior employing the problem-oriented record in pastoral counseling distinguishing relationship from transference and countertransference the unique problem that counseling acquaintances presents personality traits that attract people to the minister/pastoral counselor counselor attitudes that foster relationship how a client's view of the counselor has an impact on the effectiveness of therapy The Heart of Pastoral Counseling brings a solid base of research to pastoral counselors, seminary students, graduate students in counseling, professors of counseling, and specialists in pastoral psychotherapy so that you might better understand the nature of pastoral counseling relationships and how they are helpful and constructive in people's lives. You will be challenged to rethink your role in initiating and carrying out therapeutic change and realize why you should build your ministry on relationships, rather than on friendships.

Theological Context For Pastoral Caregiving

Author: Howard W. Stone
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789000729
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Theological Context for Pastoral Caregiving offers readers a theological context for the care they give to others. While granting the value of secular knowledge and techniques in the field of counseling, author Howard Stone views the work of pastoral care and counseling as a unique calling that is based on the Christian view of persons. His purpose is to provide neither a thorough elaboration of pastoral care nor a detailed exposition of theology but, rather, a meeting of the two. In chapters on the distinctiveness of pastoral care, the correlation of theology and ministry, spiritual direction, theological assessment, love of God and neighbor, pastoral care as community endeavor, suffering, and more, Stone blends concrete help with theological guidance so that pastors and other Christian leaders can do authentic pastoral care and counseling - not just "psychotherapy with a twist".

The Desiring Self

Author: Walter E. Conn
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616437960
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Integrates psychology and theology in self-transcendence, thus establishing a foundation for pastoral counseling and spiritual direction in a distinctive dynamic understanding of the self.

Prayer In Pastoral Counseling

Author: Edward P. Wimberly
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664251284
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Edward Wimberly utilizes case studies to illustrate how spiritual discernment can be used in pastoral counseling. He shows the value of seeking to discern God's presence in the counseling process to bring healing and wholeness to those who suffer from broken relationships. A discernment model of pastoral/Christian counseling is provided for three groups of people: individuals, couples, and families.