David A. Lichter, D.Min.
National Association of Catholic Chaplains
Each chapter is written by practicing and credible providers of pastoral care and represent a diverse cross-section of persons and settings for ministry. Each chapter is capable of standing alone. Excellent resource for providers of pastoral care as well as a teaching resource for professionals that teach pastoral care.
Sally A. Schwab
A "must have" volume for all of those who are professional spiritual or pastoral care providers, whether student, supervisor, or local practitioners. There is something for everyone whether one is in a solo position or a member of a larger staff.
Rev. Dr. David Johnson BCC, ACPE Supervisor
President: Association of Professional Chaplains
Students and teachers of chaplaincy have been asking for a guidebook that points the way at the critical beginning of the path. Stephen Roberts has not only provided that book, but done so with so much insight. An invaluable resource for the most seasoned professional as well as beginning student.
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
EVP: The Rabbinical Assembly
About the Author
Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, MHL, BCJC, is the editor of Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook and coeditor of Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Response to Community, Regional and National Tragedy (both SkyLight Paths). He is a past president of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains. Most recently he served as the associate executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis, directing their chaplaincy program, providing services in more than fifty locations throughout New York, and serving as the endorser for both New York State's and New York City's Jewish chaplains. Prior to this he served as the director of chaplaincy of the Beth Israel Medical System (New York), overseeing chaplains and clinical pastoral education (CPE) programs at three acute care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital, and various outpatient facilities served by chaplains.