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The Pastoral Counseling Treatment Planner  
by James R. Kok, Arthur E., Jr. Jongsma

This book is valuable in providing behavioral definitions, long-term and short-term therapeutic goals, as well as appropriate therapeutic interventions.  The structure provides an invaluable resource for planning counseling care.  A must!

The Minister As Diagnostician : Personal Problems in Pastoral Perspective

by Paul W. Pruyser

This is a classic and provides a context for developing a spiritual assessment model for possible care.  Every minister should have this as a standard part of their library.

Counseling People With Cancer (Counseling and Pastoral Theology)
by Jann Aldredge-Clanton

There are many practical insights that help in providing pastoral care and counseling for those who are suffering with cancer.  A very important concern for our time.

 Urgings of the Heart: A Spirituality of...

by Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon

This book opens with an emphasis on self-knowledge as the cornerstone of spiritual and psychological growth.  The central theme throughout is that as consciousness of ourselves and others expands, so will our development as persons made to love and be loved.

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and...  

by Wayne Muller

Wayne Muller's call to remember the Sabbath is not only rich, wise and poetic, it may well be the only salvation for body and soul in a world gone crazy with busyness and stress.

Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and...

by D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D.

This is a somewhat exhaustive volume of what those who are practicing hypnosis are saying to their patients. From anxiety to preparation to surgery to smoking and other addictions, Hammond, the editor, provides a great resource for the clinician.

The Chemical Dependence Treatment Pl...

by Robert B. Perkinson and Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.

This is an excellent resource to aid counselors in the development treatment plans for the chemically dependent. The authors provide over 1,000 goals and objectives listed appropriately according to the specific diagnosis. This helps the addictions counselor be very intentional in client treatment.

A Primer on Rational-Emotive Therapy...

by Windy Dryden and Raymond DiGiuseppe

The authors provide a fine introduction into the practice of Rational Emotive Therapy (RET).  Even though the book has been in print for several years, it provides a fine foundation for the clinician who is trying to develop RET’s effective cognitive style.

Family Therapy of Drug Abuse and Add...

by M. Duncan Stanton, Thomas C. Todd, and Associates

This is a classic work that is very thorough in its presentation family therapy concerning chemical abuse and dependence. The book provides assistance in identifying addiction problems and how it disrupts the family system, as well as provides effective interventions.

Spiritual Resources in Family Therap...

Froma Walsh

Froma Walsh, an extremely gifted family therapist, edits this fine work. Heretofore, spirituality was “off-limits” to clinicians. Pastoral Counselors know full well how necessary spirituality is in providing care and psychological healing to their clients. Dr. Walsh provides insight for spirituality’s integration into professional clinical care.

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