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Rabbis as Mental Health Professionals: A Major Metropolitan Study
     

Rabbis as Mental Health Professionals: A Major Metropolitan Study

by Rabbi Abner Weiss
 

Rabbis as Mental Health Professionals is a landmark study of counseling needs and preferences of contemporary American Jews, and of the effectiveness of rabbinical counseling training. Located in the context of the Jewish and Christian pastoral counseling traditions, this book will appeal to anyone interested in psychospiritual issues and strategies. Graduate

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Rabbis as Mental Health Professionals is a landmark study of counseling needs and preferences of contemporary American Jews, and of the effectiveness of rabbinical counseling training. Located in the context of the Jewish and Christian pastoral counseling traditions, this book will appeal to anyone interested in psychospiritual issues and strategies. Graduate students and professors interested in psychology, pastoral care, theology, and counseling should take special interest in this comprehensive study.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Large synagogue libraries, major Jewish research libraries, and libraries relating to various aspects of psychology and Judaism will appreciate this book.
Kalman J. Kaplan
This study represents a landmark study in the preferences and attitudes of actual consumers rather than providers toward rabbis versus Mental Health Practitioners... The book should be read by both professional and lay audiences who are interested in these issues.
Journal Of Nietzsche Studies
Large synagogue libraries, major Jewish research libraries, and libraries relating to various aspects of psychology and Judaism will appreciate this book.
Booknews
Himself a rabbi with training in clinical psychology, Weiss (London School of Jewish Studies) focuses exclusively on congregational pastoral, or rabbinical counselors, those who are not licensed or certified as mental health professionals, whose training as a counselor is modest within their seminary curriculum, and whose counseling work is one element in their pastoral care programs. He analyzes responses to questionnaires in order to help improve the level of rabbinical counseling services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761818489
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
11/08/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Abner Weiss, Ph.D. is Senior Rabbi at Beth Jacob Congregation, Beverly Hills, California.

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