Practical Psychology for Pastors

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A pratical, research based "how to" for pastors involved in counselling. The theological context is broad, and applies across denominations. Extensive case examples, sample dialogue and questioning strategies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136928072
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 2/28/1985
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

Pt. I Counseling as Ministry
Ch. 1 The Pastor as Counselor 1
Ch. 2 The Four Phases of Counseling 14
Ch. 3 Before Beginning: Practical and Ethical Issues 23
Pt. II Clarification: The Art of Understanding
Ch. 4 Not Listening 44
Ch. 5 Listening 53
Pt. III Formulation: The Art of Thinking Clearly
Ch. 6 Perspectives and Personality Theory 75
Ch. 7 Getting Organized: Four Helpful Questions 91
Pt. IV Intervention: Making a Difference
Ch. 8 Building Motivation 111
Ch. 9 Facilitating Choices 129
Ch. 10 Reducing Confusion 152
Ch. 11 Problem-Focused Counseling: Helping People Change 170
Pt. V Common Problem Areas
Ch. 12 Mood, Grief, and Depression 196
Ch. 13 Suicide 235
Ch. 14 Stress and Anxiety 249
Ch. 15 Anger and Aggression 283
Ch. 16 Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction 311
Ch. 17 Major Mental Disorders 341
Ch. 18 Relationship Counseling 367
Pt. VI Termination: Pastoring and Continued Support
Ch. 19 Termination and Referral 417
Ch. 20 Building a More Resourceful Community 435
Ch. 21 Pastoral Self-Care 458
Afterword 468
Index 469
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