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Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook

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The first comprehensive resource for spiritual and pastoral caregivers--a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, chaplains, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions.

This essential resource integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with the latest approaches to spiritual care. It is specifically intended for professionals who work or spend time
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Hardcover, 460 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published November 1st 2001)
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Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, MHL, BCJC writes, Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain’s Handbook as an attempt to provide clergyman, professional chaplains and CPE students with a single, up to date, source for helping them become familiar with core pastoral care skills. It is natural for Rabbi Roberts to write this comprehensive treatise as he has lectured and written prolifically in the subject of pastoral and spiritual care. He served
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Bob
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Like any collection of articles by a variety of authors, PS&PC has its highs and lows. What I value most about the book is its insistence on spiritual/pastoral/chaplaincy care as a professional discipline, one they requires its practitioners to think, plan, document and collaborate with others just like any other group of professionals. At the same time, however, some of the chapters present an unrealistic view of the authority and influence of chaplains. I was also turned of by the anxiety, ...more
Gary Grimes
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
An excellent book that can help with chaplaincy competencies. Not intended to be read in one sitting but instead to be used as a resource. I learned much but also it helped to review and reinforced skills and competencies that I already had. A valuable resource for anyone that provides pastoral care no matter the setting that ministry may exist.
Michele Croston
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An excellent primer!
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