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The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition [Paperback]

By Richard Dayringer (Author) & Richard Dayringer (Editor)
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The relationship between pastor and parishioner is the essence of pastoral counseling--a simple truth with profound implications. Dr. Richard Dayringer explores these implications in The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition to help pastoral counselors understand how to use the relationship to bring about the desired ends in the therapeutic process. Drawing on research from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, marriage counseling, family therapy, and pastoral counseling, this book lays the foundation for utilizing the pastoral counseling relationship to bring about positive change as it explores topics such as observation, listening, communication, handling transference, and termination of therapy.Because the interpersonal relationship is the vehicle of therapy, it is critical that pastoral counselors understand the psychological assumptions that play a large part in the characteristics of relationships as well as the factors requiring attention in order to establish a secure counseling relationship. The Heart of Pastoral Counseling will help you attain this understanding as you also improve your knowledge on: how pastoral relationships may be applied outside the therapeutic hour in general pastoral work eclectic methods for clarifying feelings, developing intellectual insight, interpreting, questioning, and assigning certain behavior employing the problem-oriented record in pastoral counseling distinguishing relationship from transference and countertransference the unique problem that counseling acquaintances presents personality traits that attract people to the minister/pastoral counselor counselor attitudes that foster relationship how a client's view of the counselor has an impact on the effectiveness of therapyThe Heart of Pastoral Counseling brings a solid base of research to pastoral counselors, seminary students, graduate students in counseling, professors of counseling, and specialists in pastoral psychotherapy so that you might better understand the nature of pastoral counseling relationships and how they are helpful and constructive in people's lives. You will be challenged to rethink your role in initiating and carrying out therapeutic change and realize why you should build your ministry on relationships, rather than on friendships.

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Studio: Routledge
Pages   205
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 5, 1998
Publisher   Routledge
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0789004216  
ISBN13  9780789004215  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dayringer is Professor Emeritus and former Director of Psychosocial Care in the Department of Medical Humanities and Professor & Chief of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at Southern Illinois University of Springfield.

Richard Dayringer currently resides in Springfield, in the state of Illinois.

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition?

Doesn't work for everybody...  Sep 8, 2005
Read it.
Worked it with GREAT intention.
We had to accept our breakup.
Other reviewers must come to understand that failure is not a bad thing. In fact, therapist who think they can fix everyone are the "bad" thing...
The Heart Of Pastoral Counseling  Feb 24, 2005
This overview book guides the practitioner through the key element of all effective helping, namely the therapeutic relationship. Richard Dayringer deals with the subleties of such helping and healing relationships, and does so with a strong sense of what it means to be pastoral. The book appeals to both new participants in such a ministry, but also to those needing to refresh their understanding of intensive care-giving relationships. Dr. William Schmidt, Ph.D.
Loyola University Chicago
Great !  Jan 25, 2005
All pastors who do counseling could
improve their therapeutic skills by reading this book.
It provides guidance
from the first interview to the last.

Charles Whitfield M.D. Atlanta, Ga
A superbly insightful and practical book  Jan 23, 2005
Dayringer has the true heart of a pastoral counselor. He writes clearly and insightfully, with gripping stories that capture and hold the reader's attention. This is a must book for counselors who want to understand what real pastoral counseling is all about and utilize this information to help patients recover wholeness in their lives.
Excellen text for an Introductory course.  Nov 19, 1998
This book serves as an excellent text for an Introductory college-level course in Pastoral Counseling. It lays out the philosophical, theological and clinical foundations of pastoral counseling as a specialization within the mental health profession. The Bibliography is excellent as is the documentation. This allows the student to begin to engage in the conversation going on in this discipline.

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