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Introduction to Pastoral CareIntroduction to Pastoral Care
William V. Arnold
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Valuable for both seminary students and practicing mininsters, this basic work integrates theology and pastoral care in a practical and useful way. With activities and questions for personal reflection, this much-needed work brings about a new awareness ot the ministry of pastoral care. Contents include: Part I - The Ground of Pastoral Care Who are we? A Look at Human Nature Principles that Give Integrity to Pastoral Care Theological Resources for Times of Caring Part 2 - The Person of the Pastor Pastoral and Professional Identity: Who Am I? Functions of the Pastor Part Three - The Disciplines of Support Comparative Views of Human Nature The Developmental Perspective Psychotherapy Community Resources, Interdisciplinary Cooperative and Referral Part Four - Context for Pastoral Care A Pastoral Approach to Stress To Loss and Grief To Illness To Family and Marriage To Sexuality. Suggested reading on special issues in pastoral care index
     

 

 

 
Pastoral Visitation Counseling SeriesPastoral Visitation Counseling Series
Nancy J. Gorsuch
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This book integrates the theory and practice of pastoral visitation to increase the effectiveness of pastors and trained laity for an intentional, proactive program of pastoral visitation in the local church. In order to increase pastoral visitor's positive experiences of effectiveness, the author presents basic "how to" information in a straightforward manner characterized by vivid illustrations and case studies. The book provides a theological basis for pastoral visitation.
     

 
Pastoral Care (Ancient Christian Writers)Pastoral Care (Ancient Christian Writers)
St. Gregory the Great
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St. Gregory the Great, Pope from 590 BC, was the fourth and last of the traditional Latin "Doctors of the Church" and father of the medieval papacy. This is an English transla tion of his work, PASTORAL CARE (also known as PASTORAL RULE). In it Gregory seeks to outline the duties of the shepherd of souls. He gives attention to matters of behavior, spiritual advice, administration and organization. He is particularly concerned with the pastor as the speaker of the Word, a spiritual model who preaches to Christians in his care by word and deed. Annotated. The Ancient Christian Writers series features translations of the works of the Fathers.
     

 
Pastoral Counseling: The BasicsPastoral Counseling: The Basics
James E. Dittes
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In this invaluable resource for pastors and seminars, James Dittes offers answers to some of a minister's most basic counseling questions: How do I guide counseling conversations yet empower those who feel helpless? How do I negotiate relationships with people who I may counsel on one day and from whom I must seek housing allowance on the next? Can I be psychologically adept while remaining theologically faithful?
     

 
Strategies for Brief Pastoral CounselingStrategies for Brief Pastoral Counseling
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In this extraordinarily helpful resource, eleven leaders in pastoral counseling offer a convincing rationale for and careful and smart instruction in brief pastoral counseling. Based on research, case studies, and the latest thinking they lay out: the dynamics of the pastor-parishoner relationship, including the need for collaborative, hospitable, future-oriented, and wholistic counseling specific strategies, including brief counseling's solution-focused method, its relation to spiritual direction, its focus on people's strengths, and time limits the major literature in the field of pastoral counseling in the past fifty years, offering ways in which it can speak more directly to the concerns of parish pastors as they offer counsel to those they serve
     

 
Hope in Pastoral Care & CounselingHope in Pastoral Care & Counseling
Andrew D. Lester
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Pastoral counselor Andrew Lester examines the reasons that pastoral theology and other social and behavioral sciences have overlooked the importance of hope and despair in the past, the predominant cause of human suffering. This book is for both pastors looking for a vantage point from which to provide care and theologians who are seeking to develop a lens through which to understand the human condition.
     
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