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Short Term Spiritual Guidance (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) [Paperback]

By Duane R. Bidwell (Author)
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A significant departure from other treatments, this unique resource combines deep appreciation for the great classic discipline of spiritual guidance with a very practical focus on meeting the specific needs of the person seeking direction. Through case studies, sample dialogues, and practical tips for the spiritual director, Bidwell's lucid work shows what directors can learn from the short-term therapy model, enabling people briefly but effectively to listen for God's presence and to formulate authentic responses. He also shows how such techniques can be helpfully applied not only to individual direction but to group settings, vocational discernment, and family counseling.

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This book represents a significant departure from most contemporary writing about spiritual direction. While most writers focus on long-term relationships of guidance, specifically envisioning long listening sessions, Bidwell changes focus. Spiritual direction, he insists, typically requires intervention in a specific crisis or situation or question, is not formal, lasts fewer than five sessions, and must be actively and intentionally focused on the person's growth. Bidwell's work shows what spiritual directors can learn from the short-term therapy model, especially about enabling people briefly but effectively to ''learn to listen on their own and with others for God's presence.'' Focusing on how God is already active in the directee's life allows the participants to identify God's action and respond in ways that collaborate with that identified movement of the Spirit. Key Features: A one-volume guide to the practice of spiritual direction Beautifully and simply explains the classic concepts Specific and helpful advice for different situations and for group direction

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Fortress Press
Pages   129
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.51" Width: 5.57" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.39 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2004
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Edition  New  
Series  Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling  
ISBN  0800636589  
ISBN13  9780800636586  

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More About Duane R. Bidwell

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Duane R. Bidwell is associate professor of practical theology, spiritual care, and counseling at Claremont Lincoln University and Claremont School of Theology. A minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), he is the author of Short-Term Spiritual Guidance (Fortress Press, 2004) and The Formation of Pastoral Counselors (2007).

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An integrative view of spiritual guidance  Jan 24, 2008
Duane Bidwell has done an excellent job in identifying the realistic albeit challenging notion that spiritual care giving is necessarily short-term in duration. As a result, he identifies a clearly short term model, namely, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and adopts it for this type of pastoral care. The result is a richly thought out corrective to SFBT especially through insights from Philippians 2 or what is known as the Christ hymn. Bidwell develops the idea of respect as a central domain for integrating SFBT and pastoral guidance. Second, he provides excellent examples of pastoral work that provide the reader with concrete application of the model. He also provides an outline for the processes involved in this model. I highly recommend this work.

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