Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model

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Baker Academic, Sep 1, 2003 - Religion - 160 pages
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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.
 

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I read this for a seminary class, and found it very helpful for laying out pastoral care with healthy boundaries for the care taker and the counselee.

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This book is very helpful for those who want to combine psychology and Christian value in helping others through counseling. Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Pastoral Counseling as Soul Care
13
The Uniqueness of Pastoral Counseling
31
The Strategic Pastoral Counseling Model
47
The Stages and Tasks of Strategic Pastoral
73
A FiveSession Case Illustration
105
A SingleSession Case Illustration
135
Ethical Considerations in Pastoral
147
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David G. Benner (Ph.D., York University) is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spirituality at the Psychological Studies Institute (Atlanta) and a practicing clinical psychologist. The author or editor of over twenty books, he is the founding director of the Institute for Psychospiritual Health.

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