Item description for Competency Based Counseling (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) by Frank Thomas & Jack Cockburn...
Overview Pastoral caregivers will find in this book a counseling method that builds positively on the client's strengths - a method that elicits resiliency, personal and community assets, and successful experiences from the client's past in order to foster positive change in the present.
Publishers Description This book demonstrates how counselors can help people to use the resources they already have so they can address issues that come up in life. The authors show that most people have within themselves the strengths and resources to confront the issues positively that trouble their lives. The counseling method elicits resiliency, assets, and successful experiences from the client's past to foster positive change in the present. Case studies are included, drawn especially from marriage and family counseling.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.53" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Creative Pastoral Care And Couns
ISBN 0800629779 ISBN13 9780800629779
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More About Frank Thomas & Jack Cockburn
Frank Thomas currently resides in Cardiff. Frank Thomas was born in 1953.
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Table of Contents Apr 16, 2001
Chapter 1 -- Why Competency-Based Counseling? (Biblical themes and a competency-based model; Research supporting short-term counseling; What kind of problems do people bring to counseling? The presence of "brief" in all counseling movements; The Mental Research Institute approach to problem resolution; Steve deShazer and solution-focused brief therapy) Chapter 2 -- Assuming a Competency-Based Stance (the counselee's perceptions of the world; three ways people mishandle problems; change is inevitable; rapid change is possible; viewing people as competent; not looking for the cause of the problem) Chapter 3 -- A Map for Competency-Based Counseling -- Part I: Getting Oriented (focusing on the present and future, not the past; focusing on observable actions; focusing on tasks, not insight; focusing on goals; if it works, don't fix it; if it doesn't work, do something different, not more of the same; counselees are the experts; focus on the possible; look for exceptions to the problem; how to establish a positive relationship with the counselee; creating goals that are achievable, concrete and behavioral, relevant, and positive) Chapter 4 -- A Map for Competency-Based Counseling -- Part II Getting on the (Short) Road to Change (Using future-oriented questions; the miracle question; scaling questions; coping questions; finding exceptions; highlighting pre-session change; enhancing existing and recent successes that are meaningful to the counselee; keeping change going) Chapter 5 -- Two Case Examples of Competency-Based Counseling; Chapter 6 -- Resource Focus (Premarital interviews; cell ministry in the local church; how to define family wellness: communication, connectedness, and spirituality) Chapter 7 -- A Cautionary Note to "Go Slowly" (guarding against a Pollyanna approach; using counselee feedback; how to avoid becoming a "solution-forced" counselor)