Counselling Skills for Church and Faith Community Workers Hardcover – 1 Jul 2003
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About the Author
Alistair Ross is Lecturer in Counselling at Birmingham University and a BACP accredited counsellor. He is also a pastoral tutor and research fellow at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Training, Birmingham. Alistair is founding partner of the Institute of Pastoral Counselling, Nottingham. He is a Baptist minister, and for sixteen years was a minister in three churches. He has a research degree in Clinical Theology and was Director of the Bridge Pastoral Foundation (formerly the clinical Theology Association). He is currently researching the nature of pastoral supervision.
Top customer reviews
The first half examins key skills, tasks and relational qualities in terms of starting, moving on and letting go. The style is approchable for the student and a clearly structured tool for the tutor.
The numerous vignettes are a rich resource for understanding and learning about counselling, skills and pastoral care - while integrating the spiritual with the psychological. This alone makes the purchase worthwhile, I have already used several of these narratives as a tutor.
The second half offers three excellent chapters exploring 'conflicts' with beliefs, values, power and sexuality; culminating in a powerful and poignant finale dealing with shame, guilt and forgiveness.
The work's qualities include a spiritual focus based on relevant theological foundations that are integrated with psychodynamic, person-centered and narrative perspectives.
The book is great value for those seeking to teach, lead or learn about pastoral care.
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