Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling introduces a fresh, effective, and time-saving approach that will benefit pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Charles A. Kollar shows that counseling need not be long-term to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Pastors, apart from therapists, are well equipped to help the counselees discover it and put it in motion speedily and productively.
Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling shifts the emphasis from the problem to the strengths, vision, and practical solutions that lie within the individual. Stressing that God is already active in the counselee, Dr. Kollar first lays the theological and theoretical groundwork for short-term counseling. Then he shows how to apply theory to practical, short-term sessions that help people get back on track in their marriage, family living, and other aspects of life.
Kollar recognizes that there is a time to refer to a Christian specialist, but he warns against today's ready-referral mindset. What is generally needed, he believes, is neither professional help nor long-term counseling, but a new paradigm based on Christian identity. Like "new wineskins," Christians are fashioned not for the old wine of problem-oriented therapy, but the new wine of God's life-changing grace. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dr. Charles Allen Kollar is a licensed professional counselor and the senior pastor of First Church of God, Virginia Beach, Virginia. He served as a United States Navy chaplain for ten years and is currently the director of On-Trac Ministries. He holds the D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary and the M.Div. from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Dawn, have three children --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I enjoyed this course through Global University (Assembly of God College). It is an easy to understand book for anyone working with people.Published 24 days ago by Civil War Buff
I am so impressed with his understanding of how humans work. I am not huge on crying, but I teared up or straight up wept so many times as Charles shared stories of bringing hope... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kyle
This great book on Pastoral counseling, that sees that pastor as a guide to people he counseling. The pastor is not the answer man to life nor is he to over analyses the problem. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jerett Olson
Koller presents a negative view on the mental health industry.
With only a one sided view on the journey to recovery, Kollar presents a method that could be useful, but... Read more
This is a great book for any pastor or church staff member looking for a short term counseling approach. Read morePublished 8 months ago by RevFeesta
This is the wrong version. It is NOT the updated 2011 version I ordered. It is the original 1997 version. How do I get this replaced?Published 10 months ago by J D Sr.
This is a fantastic book for all counselors although Christians based the techniques and concepts should be implemented in all aspects of counselingPublished 10 months ago by abowling