Item description for Counseling People with Cancer (Counseling and Pastoral Theology) by Jann Aldredge Clanton, Jann Aldredge-Clanton & Aldredge-Clanton...
Overview Few moments are as devastating as when one hears a diagnosis of cancer--and one out of three Americans will hear this diagnosis in his or her lifetime. This book offers practical insights for pastors and pastoral counselors working with cancer patients. COUNSELING AND PASTORAL THEOLOGY SERIES Each volume in this series focuses on practical ways to respond to a serious and difficult pastoral concern within clinical and congregational settings. Offering fresh insights from pastoral theology, each volume integrates the most up to date information in psychology and the human sciences. All the authors write out of firsthand counseling experiences as well as the most recent research on their topics. The result is an invaluable series for counselors and pastors who regularly face tough issues as they offer care to clients and congregants.
Few moments are as devastating as when one hears a diagnosis of cancer, and one out of three Americans will hear this diagnosis in their lifetimes. In this book, Jann Aldredge-Clanton brings a perspective from a theology of hope for people struggling with cancer. She believes that in the midst of a frightening illness, our spiritual task is to reunderstand our life story in light of the sacred story of God's love in the world. This book is full of practical insights to enable pastors and pastoral counselors to help persons cope with the diagnosis and experience of cancer.
The purpose of the Counseling and Pastoral Theology series is to address clinical issues that arise among particular populations currently neglected in the literature on pastoral care and counseling. This series is committed to enhancing both the theoretical base and the clinical expertise of pastoral caregivers by providing a pastoral theological paradigm that will inform both assessment and intervention with persons in these specific populations.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Counseling & Pastoral Theology
ISBN 066425666X ISBN13 9780664256661
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Counseling People With Cancer Oct 25, 2000
Aldredge-Clanton provides a helpful and practical hope-theology framework for counseling people with cancer. She describes how counselors can listen carefully to patients,understand their current spiritual beliefs, and then offer them additional or different sacred images and stories so that they can make sense and meaning out of their experience. The author does an especially good job of suggesting sacred images and stories that honor nontraditional belief systems.