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
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.
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?
It has been a slow process, but the book that Celia and I are working on is kind of done. That is, it is done in terms of content. It is called "Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling" and is to serve as a textbook for some of our training. Of course, there is still editing, adjusting … Continue reading Intercultural Counseling
Faith is complicated. The term is like LOVE in that its locus of meaning is so broad that it is very hard to utilize it. For some people, the use of the term means “saving faith.” When someone uses the term faith, they think that one is spealking of salvation. Other's use FAITH as contrast, … Continue reading Stages of Faith and Life Stages
There are a number of different models. Three in the next few posts will be discussed. will be mentioned. The three are Pruyser's Categories of Pastoral Diagnosis (by Paul Pryser), the FHL or Faith, Hope Love model (by Bob and Celia Munson), and the 7x7 Spiritual Assessment by George Fitchett. 1. Pruyser's Pastoral Diagnosis Paul … Continue reading Pastoral Diagnosis Part 1
According to I Timothy 3:2-7, an overseer should be ...above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do … Continue reading Benchmarks/Qualifications for an Overseer/Pastoral Counselor