Strategic Pastoral Counseling

Author: David G. PhD Benner
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441200563
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Therapeutic counseling in a Christian context can be highly effective when it maintains narrowly focused goals in a time-limited setting. The details of this proven model of pastoral counseling are described in this practical guide. This second edition of Strategic Pastoral Counseling has been thoroughly revised and includes two new chapters. Benner includes helpful case studies, a new appendix on contemporary ethical issues, and updated chapter bibliographies. His study will continue to serve clergy and students well as a valued practical handbook on pastoral care and counseling.

Helping Angry People

Author: Glenn Taylor
Publisher: Regent College Publishing
ISBN: 9781573832533
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Anger is one of the most common problems counselors face. What does the Bible say about it? Is all Anger sin? Is there a way to turn anger into something positive? Glenn Taylor and Rod Wilson bring their pastoral, teaching, and counseling experience to bear on the various issues surrounding anger and provide a step-by-step, biblically based approach to helping people understand and deal with their anger. Helping Angry People follows the counseling model developed by clinical psychologist David G. Benner for pastoral counselors. This model is: . short term . enhanced by outside reading assignments . carefully structured . holistic . spiritually focused . explicitly Christian After giving a brief overview of this model, the authors present a five-session format that guides counselors through a hypothetical counseling situation, from initial encounter, through counselees' feelings, thoughts and behaviors, to the process of referral and termination. Helping Angry People, together with its companion handout for counselees, Exploring Your Anger, is perfectly suited for pastors who want to counsel in a psychologically informed way that also emphasizes the spiritual resources of Christian ministry. Glenn Taylor (M.Th., M.Ed.) has been Counselor/consultant and researcher in missions for many years with the Missionary Health Institute, Toronto. Rod Wilson (Ph.D., York University) is President and Professor of Counseling and Psychology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Overcoming Grief and Trauma

Author: Mel Lawrenz
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)
ISBN: 9780801010569
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Grief, and the more debilitating emotional trauma, can result from any loss, whether the death of a loved one or a job layoff. The authors provide a broad overview of the grieving process, its defense mechanisms, and the debilitating form of trauma.

Cross cultural Counseling

Author: Aart Van Beek
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451403404
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Using a wide variety of concrete cases, van Beek outlines sensitivities, awarenesses, and skills fundamental to cross-cultural counseling issues such as identity, sense of belonging, worldview, identification, family counseling, and use of biblical resources.

Biblical Approaches to Pastoral Counseling

Author: Donald Capps
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 159244136X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Solution Focused Pastoral Counseling

Author: Charles Allen Kollar
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873800
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This groundbreaking book, now updated and expanded, furthers its original, effective, time-saving approach that benefits pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Charles Kollar presents a departure in pastoral counseling, showing that counseling need not be long-term or depend on psychological manipulation to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Using the tested methods found in Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling, pastors, apart from counselors, will be well equipped to help their counselees discover a solution and put it in motion speedily and productively. SFPC is short-term—typically one to five sessions, in which the counselor seeks to create solutions with—not for—the counselee. The focus is on the possibility of life without the problem through an understanding of what is different when the problem does not occur or is less intrusive. The goal is healthy change, sooner rather than later, by helping the counselee see and work on the solution with God’s activity already present in his or her life. The solution-focused approach does not require the counselor to be a highly trained psychological expert. It requires biblically based sensitivity and common sense. Yet this approach also recognizes its limitations and understands that there are situations in which other professional and/or medical help is required.

Narrative Pastoral Counseling

Author: Burrell David Dinkins
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1597810525
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"Narrative Pastoral Counseling" will expand readers' interest in narratives and increase their effectiveness in counseling through the use of stories. It both explains and demonstrates this revolutionary approach to counseling. (Christian Religion)

Care of Souls

Author: David G. PhD Benner
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781585583768
Format: PDF
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A practicing psychologist explores the church's role in "soul care," advocating a counseling method that anchors modern therapy in timeless biblical principles.

Grief Transition and Loss

Author: Wayne Edward Oates
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451420043
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In his creative pastoral care and counseling series, veteran counselor Wayne Oates shares ideas from a lifetime of ministry. Oates focuses on life situations in addition to death that can cause grief, depression, and a sense of loss, such as divorce, job change, or relocation. More common than ever in today's world, these events offer opportunities for personal caregiving by ministers, friends, and family members.

Foundations of Pastoral Care

Author: Bruce L. Petersen
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 9780834123052
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Most people focus on pastoral ministry--the activities, programs, and outreach connected with the life of the church--when considering the work of a pastor. But one of the most important parts of a minister’s job is pastoral care--activities such as compassion, healing, sustaining, guiding, and reconciling people to one another and to God. People today earnestly seek a minister who knows their names and cares about their hurts.Foundations of Pastoral Care introduces both clergy and laity to the ministry skills and personal qualities needed to provide effective care for people inside and outside the church. With thorough examination, Professor Bruce Petersen traces the historical development of soul care from the primitive church and on through the centuries to the church of today. In unit one, he introduces the place of pastoral care in the local church. He emphasizes the unique responsibility of church leaders and pastors to provide spiritual guidance while caring for the physical and emotional needs of their people. In unit two, he examines the pastoral care roles clergy are asked to fill--shepherd, counselor, collaborator, and spiritual leader. In unit three, he addresses the need for a pastoral presence in the life of the church, and in unit four, he concludes with a discussion about the pastor’s personal life and the importance of personal spiritual formation.Foundations of Pastoral Care provides the fundamental elements pastors and church leaders need to care for people in meaningful, personal ways with the love, compassion, and grace Christ showed during His ministry on earth.