Item description for The Guide to Pastoral Counseling and Care by Gary Ahlskog & Harry Sands...
This book is an accessible tool for all clergy, from the recently ordained to the seasoned veteran. The chapters provide a comprehensive survey of the major challenges confronting the ministry of a congregational clergyperson. The essays not only offer insights into assessment and pastoral care, but offer solid recommendations of how to improve one's own personal counseling skills. This is one of the more astute, helpful, sensible, and competent books to appear in decades. It will become a standard reference work, not only for active pastors but also for seminarians aspiring to ministries in congregations, and for lay volunteers involved in the provision of compassionate care.
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Studio: Psychosocial Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.35" Width: 6.37" Height: 1.04" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Psychosocial Press
ISBN 1887841199 ISBN13 9781887841191
Reviews - What do customers think about The Guide to Pastoral Counseling and Care?
A must-read for anyone in the counseling field Dec 21, 2001
This informative and enlightening book is well written in clear and understandable language. I recommend it to any counsellors or pastors looking to improve their skills.
Enhanced with both a Name index and a Subject index Aug 13, 2001
In The Guide To Pastoral Counseling, Gary Ahlskog (Director of the Pastoral Counseling Training Program at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York) and Harry Sands (Training Analyst and Senior Supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health, New York) effectively collaborate to present an essential and seminal "hands-on" guide to a range of issues facing pastors, seminarians, therapists, chaplains, and teachers within the framework of the religious communities of today. The diverse contributors are all expert, experienced and bring a keen analytical skill to their writings which are arranged within the general categories of Clinical Principles (Essential Theory and Technique; Religion and Psychodynamics; Pastoral Care in the Congregational Setting); Issues & Problems (The Assessment Interview; In the Hospital; Sexual Temptation and the Pastoral Counselor); Special Types of Pastoral Counseling (Working with Groups, Families, and Couples; Special Issues; Sexual Concerns in Congregational Life); Spiritual & Clinical Resources (Using Religious Resources in Clinical Ministry; Making Referral). The Guide To Pastoral Counseling concludes with an "Epilogue" by Ann B. Ulanov. This critically important and strongly recommended contribution to the field of pastoral counseling is enhanced with both a Name index and a Subject index.