The Pastoral Caregiver's Casebook Vol 2
Format: Paperback
Book Code: J229
Pages: 128
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817017606
PubDate: 2015
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS

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Table of Contents

This new series is an essential resource for chaplains, pastoral counselors, and other pastoral caregivers. Each volume features a concise collection of actual ministry encounters and brief critical reflections on those encounters by the practitioner and his or her peers. Great for new and seasoned ministers seeking best practices and lessons learned. Use for personal enrichment as well as for training and educating the next generation of pastoral caregivers. Volume 2 contains ministry encounters and reflections on crises—both physical and psycho-spiritual.

Key features:

·  First-hand accounts of actual pastoral/spiritual care cases

·  Simple four-part format: central issue identifier, circumstance and spiritual care approach, approach analysis, and applicable background information & literature citations offers ease-of-use for pastors, lay leaders, and educators

·  A situational effectiveness rating for ease of case evaluation


Editorial Reviews:

“Pastoral care providers face a vast array of situations with many complexities.  Use of The Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook series will provide opportunities to grow in this vital ministry skill.  Reading various case studies from providers, who don’t always get it right, helps all caregivers improve the quality of spiritual support in order to better meet the individual’s needs.”—Rev. Joan C. Friesen, Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis

“Pastoral caregivers sometimes wonder how to respond in difficult situations.  Dr. John Gleason has compiled a series of new and wonderfully helpful casebooks of short, real-life ministry encounters, with a critical reflection on each encounter in which the caregiver considers what would be best practice and most appropriate.  At the end of many of the reflections is a listing of 1-3 resources for further reading.  Dr. Gleason is an American Baptist Churches USA ordained minister who has served as pastor, clinical chaplain, educator, and missionary, and who brings the wisdom of his experience to this excellent compilation.  I heartily recommend this series of casebooks to chaplains, counselors, caregivers and all who serve people in hard circumstances.” —Rev. Vance L. Drum, DMin, Director of Chaplaincy Operations, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

“The first two volumes of The Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook are simple, yet profound and practical. They are simple in that the case studies are brief and straightforward accounts of pastoral care in various critical situations. They are profound in that the reader is brought alongside a wide range of pastoral encounters, with access to thoughtful critiques by the practitioners who provided the care. Edited by veteran pastor, chaplain, CPE supervisor, and author John Gleason, these volumes are also amazingly practical in that they include examples of pastoral care in many different human dilemmas, titled by the central issue in each scenario. The Pastoral Caregiver’s Casebook will be a unique resource for seminarians, CPE students, clergy, and lay caregiver groups in churches, all striving toward best practices in pastoral care.” —Rev. James L. Travis, PhD, Clinical Professor Emeritus (Pastoral Care), Duke Divinity School, CPE Supervisor Emeritus, The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.

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