The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book: A Guide to Mental Health and Social Problems is an exhaustive guide designed to better equip clergy and church leaders to meet their congregations' needs in a spiritually grounded and scientifically sound manner. Succinct, accessible chapters summarize all a pastors and church leaders needs to know about a given problem area, including its signs or symptoms, which questions to ask, effective helping skills, and, most importantly, it defines when to refer a parishoner to a mental health professional.
Synthesizing research about treatment approaches for mental health issues, this user-friendly reference is filled with guidelines, case studies, specifically outlines key behavioral and counseling techniques that should be memorized, resources for further help, advice on integrating scripture and theology with the best available research, and tips on partnering with others to provide the best possible care for each church member.
Each chapter is designed for quick lookup by problem area, empowering church leaders to understand and help meet the challenges facing the children, adults, families, and the bropader communities with effeciency, expertise, and precision.
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