Presentations for Pastoral Counseling

A lot of the presentations that we use for our Clinical Pastoral Education, Clinical Pastoral Orientation, and Pastoral Counseling classes are available online. Many of them are regularly being updated and improved. Still, we try to keep these online resources relatively current. You can find them at Slideshare by CLICKING HERE. They are often topically … Continue reading Presentations for Pastoral Counseling

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

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?