Understanding Pastoral Counseling

Understanding Pastoral Counseling

This foundational text reflects the continued and unfolding work of pastoral counseling in both clinical and traditional ministry settings.

Author: Elizabeth A. Maynard, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826130068

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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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
Categories: Psychology

Understanding and Facilitating Forgiveness Strategic Pastoral Counseling Resources

Understanding and Facilitating Forgiveness  Strategic Pastoral Counseling Resources

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.

Author: Robert W. Harvey

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441241320

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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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.
Categories: Religion

Pastoral counseling

Pastoral counseling

Author: Roger M. Richter

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:874366173

Category: Pastoral counseling

Page: 87

View: 335

Categories: Pastoral counseling

Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures

Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures

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.

Author: David W. Augsburger

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664256163

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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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.
Categories: Religion

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling

In particular , here , we can better understand " pastoral , " better understand what is essential and fundamental about " pastoral , " by understanding ...

Author: James E. Dittes

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664257380

Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 295

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.
Categories: Religion

Theology and Pastoral Counseling

Theology and Pastoral Counseling

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.

Author: Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802808425

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 475

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.
Categories: Religion

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

By joining a community of practice, prospective pastoral counselors enter a ... Understanding pastoral identity as a narrative connected in a mutually ...

Author: Loren Townsend

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426746192

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Grounded in empirical research and richly illustrated with case studies, this introduction continues the theoretical, practical, and theological expansion of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Because of increasing cultural diversity and the fact that more training is done outside of seminaries in non-seminary related colleges and universities, there is fragmentation in the discipline. This makes a coherent orientation to pastoral care and counseling as a ministry increasingly difficult. To address this confusion, author, Loren Townsend, calls us to readdress basic understandings. He also makes the case that pastoral identity can function as a unifying concept.
Categories: Religion

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling

This comprehensive book gives specific instructions on using Gestalt techniques to increase the depth of the pastoral care and counseling you provide.

Author: Ward A Knights, Jr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317788485

Category: Psychology

Page: 138

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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.
Categories: Psychology

The Heart of Pastoral Counseling

The Heart of Pastoral Counseling

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 ...

Author: Richard L Dayringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136375712

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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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.
Categories: Religion

Pastoring the Temperament

Pastoring the Temperament

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.

Author: Dr. Selvyn M. Sewell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469101781

Category: Psychology

Page: 145

View: 554

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.
Categories: Psychology

Pastoral Counseling and Preaching

Pastoral Counseling and Preaching

'Pastoral Counseling and Preaching'--a valuable resource in bringing about a fuller, more integrated understanding of the Christian ministry.

Author: Donald Capps

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592442973

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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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.
Categories: Religion

An Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

An Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

At times , too , a pastoral counselor may have a client who is very upset ... responses and communicating one ' s empathic understanding of the client ...

Author: Rev. Michael J. O'Brien

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072105151

Category: Pastoral counseling

Page: 272

View: 353

Categories: Pastoral counseling

Cancer

Cancer

Author: Gary L. Lawson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:9641885

Category: Cancer

Page: 112

View: 500

Categories: Cancer

Pastoral Counseling in Africa

Pastoral Counseling in Africa

This does not imply that the counselor's biblical interpretation and application are always inductive and/or consistent with traditional understanding.

Author: Ibidun B. Daramola

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512745788

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This is the first time an author has listened to pastors in Africa. This book presents a practical record of pastoral counseling in Africa. It accounts for the wide difference between pastoral counseling in Africa and the West considerting that the pastoral counselors in Africa received Western theological training. It also presents a theological perspective of the pastoral counseling ministry in Africa and the West. As concerns their counseling role, if we may borrow an expression from the children of Israel in Egypt, our pastors are being asked: to make bricks without straw. This is because they receive practically no training for this aspect of their work. Evidently, the grace of God is very much involved; otherwise, a lot of tragedy would be the normal result of what is sometimes the blind leading the blind. Counseling in the context of the church was the field of research for Dr. Ibidun Daramola. Her scholarly study has resulted in valuable contribution to knowledge in the highest degree. She has documented for us some things we suspected but did not know for sure, some things we thought we knew but actually did not know, and some things we did not even know we need to know. - Emmanuel Oladipo
Categories: Religion