The gap felt by many ministers between formal seminary training and the parochial ministry is the challenge met by this...

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CLINICAL TRAINING FOR PASTORAL CARE

The gap felt by many ministers between formal seminary training and the parochial ministry is the challenge met by this book. The author has special concern for the pastoral care of those who are ill in body, mind or both. He uses freely the insights into the dynamics of human behavior and inter-personal relationships which modern ""depth psychology"" has made increasingly available. He indicates ways in which the whole ""team"", whose common aim is the health of the patient, may cooperate for the patient's good. The ""team"" includes doctors, social workers, occupational therapists, dieticians, chaplains. Case material is included to aid the minister as he meets similar problems in his own pastoral ministry. An increasing number of clergy are now receiving special clinical training in a hospital setting. This book should be especially helpful in interpreting their own experiences to them, and useful also to those who would avoid the many pitfalls confronting them as they try to help others.

Pub Date: April 23, 1956

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Publisher: Westminster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956