Item description for Strategies for Brief Pastoral Counseling (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) (Creative Pastoral Care & Counseling) by Howard W. Stone...
Overview 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
Publishers Description More and more professionals in ministry realized the benefits of brief pastoral counseling-typically three sessions-for addressing the real-life dilemmas of their congregants. In this very helpful resource, eleven leaders in pastoral counseling-both established leaders and new thinkers in the field-offer a convincing rationale. Based on reserach, case studies, and the latest thinking, they lay out (1) the dynamics of the pastor- parishioner relationship, including the need for collaborative, hospitable, future-oriented, and wholistic counseling, and (2) specific strategies, including brief counseling's solution-focused method, its relation to spiritual direction, its focus on people's strengths, and time limits. The volume concludes with a call for the whole field to recognize the contextual, practical character of effective, responsible pastoral counseling.
Awards and Recognitions Strategies for Brief Pastoral Counseling (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) (Creative Pastoral Care & Counseling) by Howard W. Stone has received the following awards and recognitions -
Book of the Year - 2002 Winner - Top 10 category
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.11" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800632990 ISBN13 9780800632991
Reviews - What do customers think about Strategies for Brief Pastoral Counseling (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) (Creative Pastoral Care & Counseling)?
Excellent resource for pastoral counseling Mar 22, 2008
Stone's Strategies provides an excellent overview of brief pastoral counseling. This single resource provides enough of both theory and practice to inform readers about this type of pastoral care. I highly recommend this readable resource.
Rev. Scott Mar 11, 2008
Don't be misled into thinking that just because you counsel people briefly that you are practicing brief counseling. Brief Pastoral Counseling is a methodology for empowering others to create their own solutions, and in so doing, to begin to take charge of their own life. If you are tired of trying to give people answers and having overly dependent relationship with church members, then study this book.
Brief is Great Jul 4, 2007
Many pastors do indeed provide brief pastoral counseling. I know I do. Often you don't even know you're providing counseling until your in the middle of it. Stone's book helps prepare pastors for this reality, even to embrace it. This is a great book to read if your idea of counseling has been primarily shaped by longer term forms of therapy and/or psychotherapy.