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
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
Here is our newest presentation on Pastoral Counseling. It is a modification of a previous one. However, there are considerable changes--- hopefully improvements.
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