Building Bridges over Troubled Waters: Enhancing Pastoral Care and Guidance

Building Bridges over Troubled Waters: Enhancing Pastoral Care and Guidance

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ISBN-13: 9781556053672
Publisher: Wyndham Hall Press
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Prefaceix
Section IFoundations of Pastoral Care1
Chapter 1Spirituality, Religion & Psychology: Core Concepts for Building Bridges for the Troubled Parishioner/Congregant2
Chapter 2Caring for the Soul & the Self: Perspectives on Pastoral Helping15
Chapter 3Cultural Diversity Perspectives in Pastoral Care & Counseling32
Chapter 4Religion as a Meaning System: Implications for Pastoral Care & Guidance51
Chapter 5Pastoral Care as Practical Theology: Bridges for Theory & Practice at the New Millennium68
Section IICaring for Parishioners87
Chapter 6Stormy Weather: Understanding Domestic Violence & Child Sexual Abuse88
Chapter 7Trapped in the Undertows & Cross- Currents: Overcoming Substance Abuse & Addictions116
Chapter 8In the Depths of Murky Waters: Depression & Suicide132
Chapter 9Pastoral Care & the Older Adult: What Clergy Need to Know156
Chapter 10Pastoral Interventions & Care for the Chronically Ill: Building Bridges of Hope168
Chapter 11Suggestions for Clergy Ministering to Dying Persons & their Loved Ones: Conceptualizing Death & Developing a Framework of Life's Final Stage183
Chapter 12Pastoral Care for Children & Adolescents Who Suffer With Grief: Special Bridges for Resolution & Peace201
Chapter 13Youth Aggression & Bullying: Challenges for Pastoral Care Workers215
Chapter 14Pastoral Care & Counseling of Couples & Families243
Chapter 15The Value of Forgiveness in Pastoral Care259
Chapter 16Spiritual Meditation as a Resource for Troubled Parishioners276
Section IIIIssues for Clergy Wellness Maintaining Bridges for Strength & Minimizing Morbidity293
Chapter 17The Role of Clergy as Universal Donors294
Chapter 18Energy & Stress Management for Clergy Self-Care299
Chapter 19Recognizing & Understanding Burnout Among the Clergy: A Perspective from Empirical Theology307
About The Editors332

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