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The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most!

The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most!

by H. Norman Wright
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Many pastors and lay counselors have had minimal training in clinical methods of grief and trauma counseling. The Complete Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counseling is a biblical, practical guide to pastoral counseling written by one of the most respected Christian therapists of our time. Dr. H. Norman Wright brings more than forty years of clinical and classroom experience to this topic. He shares real-life dialogues from his decades in private practice to demonstrate healthy, healing counseling sessions. Readers will learn how to counsel and coach both believers and nonbelievers who are in crisis, how to walk alongside them through the hours, weeks, and months following their trauma, and how to help them find the path to complete restoration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764216343
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Edition description: Updated and Expanded Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 187,925
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. H. Norman Wright is a grief and trauma therapist and a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. He has been on the faculty at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology, where he taught graduate students in counseling and psychology for four decades. He has authored more than 80 books, including the bestsellers Always Daddy's Girl and Before You Say I Do. Norman and his wife, Tess, live in Bakersfield, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Crises-They're All Around Us 7

1 Counseling from a Biblical Perspective 17

2 Applications of Biblical Principles (Part 1) 29

3 Applications of Biblical Principles (Part 2) 43

4 Helping Others Recover from Their Losses in Life (Part 1) 59

5 Helping Others Recover from Their Losses in Life (Part 2) 81

6 Helping a Grieving Person Recover and Say Goodbye 109

7 What Is a Crisis? 127

8 The Phases of a Crisis 143

9 The Process of Crisis Intervention 161

10 When Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds 187

11 Helping the Trauma Victim 213

12 The Crisis of Death 239

13 Deaths You Will Encounter 267

14 The Crisis of Suicide 295

15 Helping the Suicidal Person and His or Her Family 309

16 Ministering to Children at a Time of Loss, Crisis or Trauma 333

17 Children's Crises 351

18 Guidelines to Help Children in Grief 367

19 The Crises of Adolescence 385

20 Helping the Adolescent 403

Conclusion: Using Scripture and Prayer and Making Referrals 415

Appendix: Resources for the Bereaved 433

Endnotes 439

Index 451

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