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.
This is a great book for any pastor or church staff member looking for a short term counseling approach. Read morePublished 2 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 4 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 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written in a way anyone with a foundational level of education can find useful. The method are age-opening; and generate positive courses of action. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Perhaps, if you are already a pastor/minister or counselor the readings may be advantageous. However, if not, it provides experiences and formats that may or may not be utilized. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Naomi F. Chavez
Excellent positive book for Biblical Counseling, a practical guide for Pastors and whoever want to help themselves and the others.Published 8 months ago by Sandy-Chau
Just another cliché book! This book is okay but I'm a bit tired of people attaching terms on types of counseling. Read morePublished 9 months ago by mopalmer