Practical Psychology for Pastors, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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2010 pp. 483. New book. Previously published by Prentice-Hall, 1985.

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$$$ takes at totally fresh approach to the work of pastoral counselors by drawing on recent research and developments in the health and behavioral sciences. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition incorporates new or expanded coverage of topics such as:

-a new chapter on Pastoral Self-Care which offers advice on maintaining psychological health, avoiding crisis, and preventing personal and occupational burnout

-the integration of counseling with other pastoral roles and functions

-pastoral counseling ethics

-how to help people build personal motivation for change

-grief counseling and crisis intervention

-post-traumatic stress, physical and sexual abuse, and personality disorders

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608996131
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Miller is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. Kathleen A. Jackson is an experienced counselor, mediator, and trainer. Both are ordained Presbyterian elders, and have been married since 1972.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part I Counseling as Ministry

Chapter 1 The Pastor as Counselor 1

Chapter 2 The Four Phases of Counseling 14

Chapter 3 Before Beginning: Practical and Ethical Issues 23

part II Clarification: The Art of Understanding

Chapter 4 Not Listening 44

Chapter 5 Listening 53

Part III Formulation: The Art of Thinking Clearly

Chapter 6 Perspectives and Personality Theory 75

Chapter 7 Getting Organized: Four Helpful Questions 91

Part IV Intervention: Making a Difference

Chapter 8 Building Motivation 111

Chapter 9 Facilitating Choices 129

Chapter 10 Reducing Confusion 152

Chapter 11 Problem-Focused Counseling: Helping People Change 170

Part V Common Problem Areas

Chapter 12 Mood, Grief, and Depression 196

Chapter 13 Suicide 235

Chapter 14 Stress and Anxiety 249

Chapter 15 Anger and Aggression 283

Chapter 16 Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction 311

Chapter 17 Major Mental Disorders 341

Chapter 18 Relationship Counseling 367

Part VI Termination: Pastoring and Continued Support

Chapter 19 Termination and Referral 417

Chapter 20 Building a More Resourceful Community 435

Chapter 21 Pastoral Self-Care 458

Afterword 468

Index 469

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