The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book
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.
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About "The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book"
Meet the Authors
Ruth Bell Graham (Fwd)
Ruth Bell Graham was the child of missionary parents, the admired and beloved wife of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, mother of five children, grandmother of 19, and great grandmother to a growing number. Ruth was also an accomplished author. In 1996 Ruth and Billy Graham were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Her hometown was Montreat, North Carolina where she died on June 14, 2007.
Table Of Contents
- :section 1: Equipping Yourself To Be The Best Mental Health Helper1. Effective Ministry With The Hurtingcynthia Franklin And Rowena Fong Section 2: Counseling Approaches For Eating Disorders And Addictions2. To Eat Or Not To Eat: Eating Disorderslinda Mintle 3. Ministry Solutions For Substance Abusedale S. Ryan 4. Sexual Addiction: Finding Sexual Integrity In A Fallen Worldmark R. Laasersection 3: Counseling Approaches For Kids With School And Behavior Problems5. Help My Teenager Is Dropping Out Of Schoolcynthia Franklin And Michael Kelly6. A World Apart: Autism Spectrum Disorderskaren-marie Yust7. Authority Problems: Oppositonal And Defiant Youthantoinette Y. Farmer8. Breaking Down Barriers When Teenagers Are Out Of Controlscott P. Sells9. Helping Kids With Adhdfeeman Chakara10. Positive Solutions For Pregnant And Parenting Teensmary Beth Harris And Cynthia Franklin11. Stopping Self-injury Among Adolescentsmartell Teasleysection 4: Counseling Approaches For Severe Grief, Depression And Anxiety12. Helping With Loss, Grief, And Mourningallan Hugh Cole Jr.13. Down And Can't Get Up: Serious Depressionjaco J. Hamman14. Extreme Trauma And Stress: Ptsdmo Yee Lee15. Living With Panic, Worry And Fear: Anxiety Disorderskatherine L. Montgomerysection 5: Counseling Approaches For Severe Problems With Mood Swings, Psychosis, And Suicide16. Mood Swings: Pastoral Care For People With Bipolar Disorderdaniel G. Bagby17. Hearing Voices: Pastoral Care For People With Schizophreniadaniel B. Morehead18. Wanting To Die: How To Prevent Suicideduane R. Bidwellsection 6: Solutions For Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, And Severe Personality Disorders19. Stopping Domestic Violence In Familieskaren Oehme And Bruce A. Thyer20. We Have A Scary Secret: Stopping Sexual Abuse In The Familymelody Darlene Palm21. How To Prevent Child Maltreatmentgary R. Anderson22. Watch Out: Serious Personality Disorderscarol L. Schnabl Schweitzersection 7: Counseling Approaches For Severe Financial And Social Problems23. Never Enough Money: Helping With Financial Problemskregg Hood24. Community Ministry With People Living In Povertyjon Singletary25. Starting Over: Helping Immigrants And Refugeesrowena Fongsection 8: Counseling Approaches For Elders And For Those Who Have Chronic Health Problems26. Ministering To Those With Dementia And Alzheimer's Diseasejames W. Ellor27. Over-extended: Caretaking Of An Elderly Parentdennis R. Myerssection 9: Counseling Approaches For Managing Family Transitions And Stress28. Pastoral Care For Veterans And Their Familiesdavid Scheider And Thomas C. Waynick29. Dealing With Divorce And Irreconcilable Differencesrowena Fong And Kristen Boyd30. Help I Am A Single Parentsandy Aguilar31. Supporting Today's Blended Familychristine Anlauf Sabatino And Lynn Milgram Mayer32. Help With Kids In Foster Care And Needing Adoptionruth G. Mcroy And Rowena Fongsection 10: Counseling Approaches For Church Leaders Who Need Help33. Unholy Touch: Church Leaders And Sexual Misconduct With Adultsdiana R. Garland And Christen A. Argueta34. The Minister's Meltdown: Getting Help For Yourselfkevin Van Lantsection 11: Building Your Church's Mental Health Counseling Resources35. Today's Best Pastoral Care: Church-based Mental Health And Social Programsratonia C. Runnels And Mel Stauberepilogue: Ready To Serve The Hurtingcynthia Franklin And Rowena Fongappendix A: Self-help Books, Christian Counseling And Training Resourcesjamie Shepherdappendix B: Glossary: Learning Mental Health Languagekatherine L. Montgomery And Kristen Boydappendix C: Pastor's Mental Health Survey