Supervision of Pastoral Counselors

Here is a very brief section on "philosophies" of pastoral counseling supervision from the book that my wife and I are finishing. "Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling." It is a broad overview of principles in pastoral counseling for students. Hopefully it will be published in 2019. “Philosophies” of Supervision In the supervision of counselors there are … Continue reading Supervision of Pastoral Counselors

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Jonah

The Woodcarver saw it under a pile of premium woods to be turned into wooden utensils, statues, and a variety of tchotchkes for tourists. The pieces of wood always had character to them--- gnarled branches, hollow logs, and even stumps with roots. But one caught his attention. Perhaps it is a bad choice. It was … Continue reading Jonah

Weeping

Quote from "Effective Pastoral Counseling" by Gary Collins (Manila, Philippines: OMF Publishers, 1984): We have a cause for happiness but we must never get the idea that it is unchristian or unspiritual for people to be unhappy at times. Periodic discouragement is a part of life and although believers can always be glad for their … Continue reading Weeping

Most Popular Pastoral Counseling Presentations

Here are the most popular presentations we use at our counseling center based on hits and downloads from Slideshare.net. Note A Some of the top ones don't have the highest numbers. That is because Slideshare doesn't really all revisions. Therefore, if we update a presentation we delete the old one (and lose the statistics) and … Continue reading Most Popular Pastoral Counseling Presentations

6 Causes of Burnout, and How to Avoid Them

https://hbr.org/2019/07/6-causes-of-burnout-and-how-to-avoid-them?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits I read a nice article on burnout from the Harvard Business Review by Elizabeth Grace Saunders. The link is above. I also used that article as a reason to update our Presentation on Burnout.

Can One Do Good Pastoral Counseling if One Has Bad Pastoral Theology?

I think this is a good question. I believe the answer to this question is YES!! I have certainly seen people who do a good job with pastoral counseling whose pastoral theology seems... inadequate. Pastoral Theology is Cyclic, Reflective, and founded on a good Theological base and on Experience. So what are a couple of … Continue reading Can One Do Good Pastoral Counseling if One Has Bad Pastoral Theology?