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Pastoral counseling : the basics

Author: James E Dittes
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this invaluable resource for pastors and seminarians, Jamess Dittes offers answers to some of a minister's most basic counseling questions: How do I guide conseling conversations yet empower those who feel helpless? How do I negotiate relationships with people who I may counsel on one day and from whom I must seek a housing allowance on the next? Can I be psychologically adept while remaining theologically  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Dittes
ISBN: 0664257380 9780664257385 0664257390
OCLC Number: 40193501
Description: xii, 161 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: "Can you talk with me?" --
The counselee's experience of counseling --
The pastoral counselor as witness --
A gracious nonchalance: regarding the counselee "as is" and "as though" --
Empowering by tracking feelings --
Ambivalence, resistance, and re-covery --
Getting started: precounseling or counseling? --
Counseling as God's call.
Responsibility: James E. Dittes.
Local System Bib Number:
147177

Abstract:

In this invaluable resource for pastors and seminarians, Jamess Dittes offers answers to some of a minister's most basic counseling questions: How do I guide conseling conversations yet empower those who feel helpless? How do I negotiate relationships with people who I may counsel on one day and from whom I must seek a housing allowance on the next? Can I be psychologically adept while remaining theologically faithful? Offering a wealth of insight into these and other fundamental issues, Dittes suggests that pastoral counseling "is, finally, more a matter of the heart or the soul than the head, more a matter of faith than works, an attitude and posture more than a technique or skill". - from back cover.
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