Solution Focused Pastoral Counseling

This groundbreaking book, now updated and expanded, furthers its original, effective, time-saving approach that benefits pastors overtaxed by counseling demands.

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Author: Charles Allen Kollar

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310873808

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This groundbreaking book, now updated and expanded, furthers its original, effective, time-saving approach that benefits pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Charles Kollar presents a departure in pastoral counseling, showing that counseling need not be long-term or depend on psychological manipulation to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Using the tested methods found in Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling, pastors, apart from counselors, will be well equipped to help their counselees discover a solution and put it in motion speedily and productively.SFPC is short-term—typically one to five sessions, in which the counselor seeks to create solutions with—not for—the counselee. The focus is on the possibility of life without the problem through an understanding of what is different when the problem does not occur or is less intrusive. The goal is healthy change, sooner rather than later, by helping the counselee see and work on the solution with God’s activity already present in his or her life.The solution-focused approach does not require the counselor to be a highly trained psychological expert. It requires biblically based sensitivity and common sense. Yet this approach also recognizes its limitations and understands that there are situations in which other professional and/or medical help is required.

Solution Focused Supervision

This book moves from doing therapy to supervising therapists and, as such, fills an important gap.

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Author: Frank N. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461460527

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

View: 692

​ ​ New data have come to light through the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Archive (hereafter, the Archive). This information is drawn from manuscripts and video featuring one of the SF founders, Insoo Kim Berg, MSW. Archive video examples of Ms. Berg conducting supervision, therapy teams, and case consultation as well as unpublished manuscripts written by her provide unique opportunities to illustrate specific assumptions and techniques rarely seen before. The documents outline Ms. Berg’s philosophy, assumptions, and techniques to conduct supervision, and the videos offer in vivo examples of her supervision and team/case consultation style. Together, the Archive materials offer a rich resource for a book that both informs and illustrates SFS​.

Pastoral Counseling Looking for Solutions

This book will assist pastors in their efforts to counsel parishioners by moving from a problem-focused approach to a solution-focused approach.

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Author: Anthony Haire

Publisher:

ISBN: 1937064190

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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This book will assist pastors in their efforts to counsel parishioners by moving from a problem-focused approach to a solution-focused approach. Clergy members have historically sought ways to improve their counseling methods. The practice of contemporary pastoral counseling has been profoundly impacted by 20th century secular psychological principles. Pastoral counselors have adopted and adapted many of these principles in an attempt to improve their counseling efforts. Parish-based pastoral counselors have long been aware of the unique stressors and concerns that are associated with serving parishioners in a duality of professional roles. This book describes a research project that was initiated to introduce the clergy to the principles of a model of family therapy known as Solution-Focused. The Solution-Focused Family Therapy model was developed at the Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] The utility of the solution - focused approach in family therapy is described. Of particular interest is the manner in which pastoral counselors may employ this unique variant of brief systemic therapy in parish-based settings. A pastoral counseling adaptation of solution-focused therapy emphasizes present and future solutions, while minimizing the attention directed toward problematic behavioral sequences that can create negativity, or stress for both pastor and client-member. A main goal of a parish-based pastoral usage of solution - focused therapy is to provide brief and effective assistance to members, while avoiding negativity, thereby maximizing the potential preservation of satisfactory ongoing clergy-member relations. This book features the research method of Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR), and a narrative analysis of exemplars.

Strategic Pastoral Counseling

Strategic pastoral counselors do not content themselves, therefore, by focusing on generic spirituality. ... A brief approach to pastoral counseling that, as its name suggests, focuses on solutions rather than problems.

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Author: David G. Benner

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441200563

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Therapeutic counseling in a Christian context can be highly effective when it maintains narrowly focused goals in a time-limited setting. The details of this proven model of pastoral counseling are described in this practical guide. This second edition of Strategic Pastoral Counseling has been thoroughly revised and includes two new chapters. Benner includes helpful case studies, a new appendix on contemporary ethical issues, and updated chapter bibliographies. His study will continue to serve clergy and students well as a valued practical handbook on pastoral care and counseling.

Handbook of Solution Focused Brief Therapy

One of themost enlightening examples ofhow solutionfocused brief approaches canbe helpfulwhenever a personcomes withaproblem happened in agraduate courseI was teachingfor international studentsin pastoral counseling.

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Author: Thorana S Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136864643

Category: Psychology

Page: 458

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An invaluable guide to the history, descriptions of practice strategies, and applications of SFBT! The Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a unique, comprehensive guide that assists clinicians, regardless of experience level, in learning and applying the concepts of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to particular situations with clients. Noted experts discuss the therapy practices and various uses for the approach in detail, which focuses on encouraging clients to look at exceptions, times when the problem could have occurred and did not, and goals and future possibilities. A history of the practice model and its interventions is discussed, along with limitations, descriptions of practice strategies, applications to specific client populations, and clinical problems and concerns. This useful resource also includes an illustrative case study that uses the SFBT model. The Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy first lays a foundation of knowledge, providing chapters on the crucial assumptions and practices, history, and epistemology behind the approach. Further chapters use that basis to explain the application of the approach with several clinical issues and various populations, including couples, depression, domestic violence, schools, children, pastoral work, therapist burnout, and a few “outside therapy room” applications. Other chapters focus on the important issues in therapist training and supervision. Extensive references are provided at the end of each chapter. Topics discussed in the Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy include: assumptions within the SFBT tradition history of the SFBT approach epistemology SFBT with couples depression domestic violence offenders public schools children and young people SFBT in faith-based communities assessing and relieving burnout in mental health practice SFBT beyond the therapy room supervision of training possible limitations, misunderstandings, and misuses of SFBT a tribute to the late Steven de Shazer, co-founder of the SFBT approach The Handbook of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is an invaluable reference for all types of therapists, including psychologists, counselors, social workers, and family therapists at any level of experience, including students, trainees, and experienced therapists.

Speaking Hope

This book offers a different model of care than the dominant perspectives of modern psychology to those who have the responsibility of pastoral counseling.

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Author: Jack Holland

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532664335

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 382

Western culture and many of its churches and pastors are enamored by the assumption that life's most difficult problems call for in-depth psychological treatment. This book offers a different model of care than the dominant perspectives of modern psychology to those who have the responsibility of pastoral counseling. While there are a number of models and training programs for Christian lay counselors, this work is original in its application of the Solution-Focused approach to training lay members. The fundamental value of this book is as a guide for ministers in equipping the members of their congregations to care for one another. It is in caring for and being cared for by others that we truly discover the joy of living in God's community.

BIBLE TEACHING about CHRISTIAN COUNSELING Theory and Practice

One good example of this of something called multi-modal therapy where seven dimensions become the focus of attention and treatment. ... 1 Charles Allen Kollar, Solution focused Pastoral Counseling (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), p.

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Author: Willis C. Newman

Publisher: Willis Newman

ISBN: 9781451581775

Category:

Page: 112

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The potent Cognitive Therapy is taught, but with the careful guidance of solid biblical principles. This introductory ebook gives an excellent framework from which to evaluate other systems of counseling, and to develop your own system of pastoral or Christian counseling. A selected bibliography points you to a rich mine of information. There are 112 pages brimming with over 50,000 valuable words and dozens of carefully selected proven concepts designed to greatly increase your knowledge and skills in pastoral and Christian counseling - from a compelling biblical viewpoint.

Marriage and Family Therapy Second Edition

Solution-focused therapy (SFT) A strengths-based model of brief therapy that shifts the focus from problems to solutions, ... Using Kollar's solution-focused pastoral counseling for bereaved clients: The process of empowerment from ...

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Author: Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826161253

Category: Psychology

Page: 558

View: 239

This text provides students of family therapy with a unique opportunity to understand and compare the inner workings of 14 traditional and non-traditional family therapy models. The book demonstrates, through innovative “guiding templates,” how the different therapeutic models are applied in an actual family therapy situation. The second edition features a new chapter on neuroscience, new interviews with master therapists on topics such as LGBT families, EMDR and research, and coverage of ethical issues concerning electronic safety and telephonic therapy. Overviews of every model include history, views of change, views of the family, and the role of the therapist. Chapters on every model also provide responses to one, realistic case study with commentary and analysis by master therapists to illustrate how each one addresses the same scenario. Interviews with master therapists illustrate how each mode of therapy actually “works” and how therapists “do it.” Print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents! New to the Second Edition: Examines neuroscience and its role in family therapy New chapter on solution focused narrative therapy with families Includes enhanced coverage of self-care and mindfulness for the therapist Contains educator resources including instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank Updated references provide current developments in the field of marriage and family therapy Provides insight on submitting research articles for publication through an interview with a current journal editor Reports on current, revised ethical guidelines from the AAMFT Key Features: Provides a guiding template for each family therapy model from assessment through termination Describes a practice-oriented approach to family therapy Uses a single case study throughout the book where different approaches to therapy are applied by master therapists Introduces the theory, history, theoretical assumptions, techniques, and components of each model Includes numerous interviews, case study commentary, and analyses by master therapists

Solution Focused Briefly Illustrated

Bill O-Connell, Stephen Palmer and Helen Williams, (2012) Solution Focused Coaching in Practice, Routledge. 4. Charles Allen Kollar, (1997) Solution focused Pastoral Counselling, Zondervan 5. Chris Iveson, Evan George and Harvey Ratner, ...

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Author: Simon TP Lee

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543762778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

View: 812

This book is completed in the midst of COVID-19 when organizations and personal lives have been dislodged. In times of disruption, I hope this book offers a silver lining that our best can burst forth so that we may continue to serve, guide and inspire. It is my intention that this book will provide the bounce-back needed with tools, mindset and techniques for advancing a more meaningful and purposeful future. This book is about the essentials of effective human communication. It is irresistibly light, clear and simple, yet thought-provoking. It will help you to create authentic coaching conversations.

Speaking Hope

The Body of Christ and Pastoral Counseling Jack Holland. psychological issues. ... Doing so will help to demonstrate the theological/psychological beneficence of the Solution-Focused model. Like the paralytic in the gospel of Mark, ...

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Author: Jack Holland

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532664311

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 966

Western culture and many of its churches and pastors are enamored by the assumption that life’s most difficult problems call for in-depth psychological treatment. This book offers a different model of care than the dominant perspectives of modern psychology to those who have the responsibility of pastoral counseling. While there are a number of models and training programs for Christian lay counselors, this work is original in its application of the Solution-Focused approach to training lay members. The fundamental value of this book is as a guide for ministers in equipping the members of their congregations to care for one another. It is in caring for and being cared for by others that we truly discover the joy of living in God’s community.

The Quick Theory Reference Guide

Solution - focused pastoral counseling : An effective short - term approach for getting people back on track . Grand Rapids , MI : Zondervan Publishing House . Lemley , J. , Chasma , S. , & Coughlin , J. ( Producers ) , & Brandt , M.

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Author: Karin Jordan

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600216242

Category: Psychology

Page: 534

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Since the beginning of the concepts of family therapy, mental health professionals have known that the family -- the system -- is a powerful source of support for change or a powerful force for resistance to change. Some professionals work with individuals, some with families and some with groups. However, all work with the context of the systems -- family, group, community, country, etc. Students, especially beginning students, are overwhelmed and confused at the variety of approaches to working with clients. Many programs introduce students to individual as well as systems concepts in the course of training. Students need assistance in learning this variety of theories. They need to be able to compare and contrast theories and techniques to determine when and where to utilise the best skills in order to facilitate client change. Dr. Karin Jordan has compiled a comprehensive text that enables the students to discover each theory as it is presented in its purist form. The text is accessible yet the content provides comprehensive knowledge of each theory. Dr. Jordan has brought together the master educators and clinicians in our fields to write about their particular expertise.

Strategies for Brief Pastoral Counseling

Written by a new generation of recognized experts in pastoral care, these brief, foundational books offer practical advice to pastors on the most frequent dilemmas of pastoral care and counseling.

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Author: Howard W. Stone

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451409818

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 387

Written by a new generation of recognized experts in pastoral care, these brief, foundational books offer practical advice to pastors on the most frequent dilemmas of pastoral care and counseling.

Negotiating a Presence Centred Christian Counselling

Kollar is certainly the most explicit in adopting a solution-focus approach, even naming his counselling method “solution-focused pastoral counselling.” In the following, I outline a solution-focused approach to Christian counselling ...

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Author: Simon Shui-Man Kwan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892520

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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How Christian is Christian counselling? In what ways should one’s counselling practice be conducted in order to fulfil one’s role as a Christian counsellor? Is there a counselling practice that truly penetrates into the secular approaches while remaining faithful to the Christian traditions of healing? What are the theological roots of secular counselling? How may secular counselling both reinforce and challenge the Christian faith? In answering these questions, this book engages readers to navigate between two frames of reference: one Eastern, secular, social scientific, and modern; the other Western, Christian, theological, and traditional. At levels of both theory and practice, this book undertakes to integrate, synthesize, hybridize, revise, dichotomize and antagonize the two. It proposes a revised presence-centred counselling approach which may serve as a perspective that helps us to see things in more depth as we shuttle back and forth between the two frames. This book thus negotiates a revised presence-centred form of counselling that is theologically grounded, social scientifically informed, and cross-culturally sensitive. As the author’s counselling practice proceeds mainly in societies where Chinese is the majority, the cross-cultural examinations and proposals offered in this book have been bred in a space where Chinese culture meets the Christian (Protestantism in particular) West. This book is an outgrowth of the author’s experience teaching Christian counselling courses for 17 years and his 30-year clinical practice experience in places where East meets West, namely Hong Kong and South China (Guangdong Province).

The Church Leader s Counseling Resource Book

Examining the effectiveness of solutionfocused brief therapy: A meta-analysis. Research on Social Work Practice, 18, 107–116. Kollar, C. A. (1997). Solution-focused pastoral counseling: An effective short-term approach for getting ...

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Author: Cynthia Franklin Ph.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199707577

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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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.

Out From the Shadows

I know of the multiplicity of demands on a pastor's calendar and therefore today define pastoral counseling in the following ways: (1) biblically based,81 (2) short term,82 (3) need and solution focused,83 and (4) directed under the ...

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Author: Dr. Bill Effler

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490860749

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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The beach has always been a safe place for me where the concerns of life all but disappear. One late afternoon I was walking directly into the sun. I barely noticed its final descent toward the horizon. As I glanced back, I caught my shadow. It seemed so big; my heart was imprisoned by an imperfect replica, an emotional stalker--seen only as I turned away from the sun's radiance. It was then I realized when I walk facing the "Light" I will see no shadow. Only a life lived "out from the shadow" will experience the grandeur of God; the Accuser's maligning voice will be stilled. That day I came to grasp that the "shadow" of a person's past is not how God sees any of His children. "Dr. Effler writes with clarity, biblical expertise, personal counseling experience, and a passion for each minister to succeed in Christ. This book will change your life in a marvelous way." -Bill Leonard, PhD, BCCC, BCCTR, Center for Ministerial Care and Director, Church of God International Headquarters "Out From the Shadows creates a therapeutic approach to the creation account found in Genesis. This material resonates with the substance abuse community by identifying possible areas of brokenness often overlooked. Boldly discussing sin rather than symptomology, Out From the Shadows cogently dissects root issues throughout the counseling process. Although primarily intended for pastoral counselors, this information can be utilized in a wide array of counseling venues." -Austin Davis LPC-S Clinical Director at Stonegate Center

Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling

By its nature pastoral counseling in the military is often brief and crisiscentered . ... Consequently , more training is being conducted in areas such as brief pastoral counseling , solution - focused therapy , or single - session ...

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Author: Robert J. Wicks

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809140616

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 861

Building on the groundbreaking original work with the same title, these articles focus on current issues, such as certain life stages, special populations, the devalued and abused, the addicted and special issues of the 1990's.

Essential Counseling Concepts and Skills for Christians

In the book, Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling, Charles Kollar wrote, “Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling (SFPC) teaches that those being counseled have all the resources they need and God. The priority is to help the counselee get ...

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Author: Dr. Merrian Taylor Campbell

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664209947

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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Liberating ourselves from anything and anyone that hinders our growth and development allows us to rid ourselves of negative toxic feelings and experience healing and wholeness. The author believes that God is an integral part of the counseling experience. 10/19/20 BOOK DESCRIPTION I’ve been working on this book for several years. I decided to publish it to give back to those who: (1) may not have studied pastoral care and counseling in academia, and (2) who desire to enhance their knowledge and skill of pastoral care and counseling. I’m a Christian counselor whose ministry is one of healing. In seeking healing and wholeness, I believe that we must take responsibility for our own lives, so that we can grow into our fullest potential and become all that God created us to become. I believe that God is an integral part of the counseling process and I am a vessel used by God to help others explore the issues in their lives that hinder them from making wise choices, living righteously, being their best self, and living their best life. As a spiritual midwife, I become an enlightened witness to the story of the client and my challenge becomes that of consciously and consistently viewing the client as a child of God who is being molded by God. In this book, readers will learn the concepts and skills of pastoral care and counseling, the importance of stories and oral tradition, terminology specific to the field, the necessity of documentation, and information to include on counseling forms.

Christian Counseling 3rd Edition

The best summary for Christian counselors is by David G. Benner, Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2003). Also helpful is Charles Allen Kollar, Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: ...

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Author: Gary R. Collins

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418539948

Category: Religion

Page: 992

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This proven guide in pastoral counseling has been extensively expanded and revised by the author to include recent developments and research, new resources, and attention to newly urgent needs such as AIDS, eating disorders, homosexuality, and violence. Written with clarity and sensitivity, this volume builds on biblical foundations and the best resources of professional psychology. It reflects the insights the author has gained from many years of Christian counseling. New Sections include: The Legal, Ethical and Moral Issues in Counseling The Multicultural, Multiracial Issues in Counseling Conflict and Relationships Dealing with Death and Grief Alcoholism and Other Substance Abuse Crises and Trauma Counseling and Terrorism