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Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book (Cynthia Franklin Rowena Fong (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2011) 9780195371635
Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book (Cynthia Franklin Rowena Fong (eds)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2011) 9780195371635
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Title: The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book

Author: Franklin, Cynthia Rowena Fong (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2011

Paperback; ISBN: 9780195371635

Volumes: 1; Pages: 528

List Price in Paper: $49.95 Our price: $45.99

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This all-in-one guide is designed to better equip clergy and the church leaders to meet their congregations' needs in a spiritually grounded and scientifically sound manner. Succinct, easy-to-read chapters summarize all a pastor needs to know about a given problem area, including its signs or symptoms, questions to ask, effective helping skills, and, most importantly, when to refer to a mental health professional. Synthesizing what research says about treatment approaches for mental health issues, this user-friendly reference is filled with guidelines, case scenarios, key points to remember, 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 communities that they serve.Features* Designed as a guide for pastors and church leaders counseling members of their congregations through mental health and family problems* Gives clergy the tools they need to understand thorny problems from both a scientific and a spiritual perspective* Easy-to-follow chapters provide a summary of best practices written in lay language* Broadly address real-world concerns while also noting when to contact a mental health professional* Vetted by an editorial board of church leaders and expert scholars
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