Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness

Author: William M Clements
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317972325
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Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness is an introduction to Wholeness Counseling (also called Growth Counseling), a whole-person approach to pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, and education as developed by Howard Clinebell. He begins the book by emphasizing how the role of healthy spirituality and reality-based hope is crucial to facilitate healing and growth in all dimensions of life. He encourages readers to apply the principles and methods in the book to their own growth and to develop their own growth-centered approaches--approaches that reflect their particular styles and personalities--to counseling, therapy, and education. This newly revised edition of Growth Counseling makes readily available an understanding of the Wholeness Counseling approach and its methods for both pastoral and secular counselors and professional and nonprofessional readers. Dr. Clinebell has a psychological understanding of the universal human need for healthy spirituality and, as he writes from this perspective, he opens doors for readers to distinguish healthy from unhealthy religion and provides them with methods to enhance their own spiritual health. Readers who desire to explore the Wholeness Counseling approach will find that Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness guides them through: insights and methods they can use to accelerate their personal and professional growth in each of the seven dimensions of life the roots in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures of this approach which helps readers grow and be healed the importance of playfulness to balance work in a healthy lifestyle The primary target audience is theological seminary teachers and students, clergy in all denominations, members of congregations who work in the healing and helping professions, and laypersons interested in learning ways to enhance their own wholeness or being trained to serve on lay pastoral care teams. Others who will benefit from Counseling for Spiritually Empowered Wholeness include those in the counseling, healing, and teaching professions who wish to know more about a growth-oriented approach which includes a robust emphasis on the role of healthy spirituality for total well being.

Negotiating a Presence Centred Christian Counselling

Author: Simon Shui-Man Kwan
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443892521
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How Christian is Christian counselling? In what ways should one’s counselling practice be conducted in order to fulfil one’s role as a Christian counsellor? Is there a counselling practice that truly penetrates into the secular approaches while remaining faithful to the Christian traditions of healing? What are the theological roots of secular counselling? How may secular counselling both reinforce and challenge the Christian faith? In answering these questions, this book engages readers to navigate between two frames of reference: one Eastern, secular, social scientific, and modern; the other Western, Christian, theological, and traditional. At levels of both theory and practice, this book undertakes to integrate, synthesize, hybridize, revise, dichotomize and antagonize the two. It proposes a revised presence-centred counselling approach which may serve as a perspective that helps us to see things in more depth as we shuttle back and forth between the two frames. This book thus negotiates a revised presence-centred form of counselling that is theologically grounded, social scientifically informed, and cross-culturally sensitive. As the author’s counselling practice proceeds mainly in societies where Chinese is the majority, the cross-cultural examinations and proposals offered in this book have been bred in a space where Chinese culture meets the Christian (Protestantism in particular) West. This book is an outgrowth of the author’s experience teaching Christian counselling courses for 17 years and his 30-year clinical practice experience in places where East meets West, namely Hong Kong and South China (Guangdong Province).

Spirituality in Pastoral Counseling and the Community Helping Professions

Author: Charles Topper
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789018489
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Spirituality in Pastoral Counseling and the Community Helping Professions investigates: the best tools for spiritual assessment; how ethnic background influences spirituality; the language of the sacred in daily life; how people can develop greater empathy; integrating spirituality into community; the importance of ritual.

Ministry in the Spiritual and Cultural Diversity of Health Care

Author: Robert Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136426396
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Stay up-to-date in health care ministry as cultural and spiritual heterogeneity increases! Ministry in the Spiritual and Cultural Diversity in Health Care: Increasing the Competency of Chaplains identifies concrete methods for improving the provision of pastoral care to culturally and religiously diverse patients and/or residents. Experts from both inside and outside the profession—with established records in cross-cultural work and experience with religious diversity—discuss in detail the multicultural revolution that has challenged the traditional health care delivery system. With this timely resource, you will be able to respond to the requests and desires of patients and their loved ones with compassion and consideration for their cultural and spiritual backgrounds. Ministry in the Spiritual and Cultural Diversity in Health Care explores the challenges for the spiritual care professional in health care to address the emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs of a patient without assumption, bias, or discomfort for either person. In addition to advice, recommendations, and real-world examples and case studies, this valuable resource provides a guide for chaplaincy supervisors to use when training chaplain students to impart such unprejudiced care. The book is devoted to establishing chaplains who are clinically trained and certified to contribute to the increasingly pluralistic and global health care context with assorted religious, spiritual, and cultural values, beliefs, and practices. Ministry in the Spiritual and Cultural Diversity in Health Care will keep you updated on: how a health care chaplain can overlook the differing worldview of a patient and his or her family how cultural diversity impacts the work of the health care chaplain specific strategies and tools that will assist chaplains in acquiring spiritual and cultural competency definitions, obstacles, and standards of care for fostering a genuine multicultural perspective among health care givers, particularly chaplains how professional health care chaplains take leadership in responding to cultural and spiritual diversity within health care environments

Elementary School Counseling in the New Millennium

Author: Daya Singh Sandhu
Publisher: Amer Counseling Assn
ISBN:
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Examines primary issues that affect elementary school-age children, addressing the social and cultural complexities that influence children's behavior and describing what can done to help children succeed. Presents numerous counseling program strategies designed to meet the needs of K-6 students and.

Mental Health

Author: Joseph W. Donnelly
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN:
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This book takes a comprehensive approach to all aspects of mental health, holistically examining the cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of mental health.By examining mental health from a variety of perspectives, the authors have created a holistic view that incorporates public health, medicine and psychiatry, psychology, counseling, and health education. Both classic and contemporary sources support the basic premise of the text, that total health is a complex tapestry of many wellness factors, but that mental health is the integrating cloth woven throughout that lends substance and support to the quality of human experience.For mental or emotional health counselors.

Therapeutic Recreation in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation

Author: John Shank
Publisher: Venture Pub
ISBN:
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This new text is the most comprehensive and detailed explanation of therapeutic recreation clinical practice yet. Clinical practice--a systematic and intentional process of facilitating change--is placed in the most current context of health promotion and disease prevention. This text provides a comprehensive, detailed explanation of TR clinical practice and is suitable for use across several courses. This book will be a valuable resource for educators, practitioners, and students.