1st Edition

Clinical Counselling in Pastoral Settings

Edited By Gordon Lynch, John Lees Copyright 1999
    157 Pages
    by Routledge

    157 Pages
    by Routledge

    Pastoral counselling has had a significant role in the development of the wider British counselling movement over the past thirty years. Yet this role has often gone unacknowledged, and little has been written about the implications of its distinctive identity within counselling.
    Clinical Counselling in Pastoral Settings fills this gap by offering an exploration of clinical issues that are distinctive to the work of pastoral counsellors in a way that is made clearly relevant to practice, whilst exploring wider issues.
    Contents include:
    * Pastoral counselling in multi-cultural settings
    * Pastoral counselling and the therapeutic frame
    * Transference within the pastoral counselling relationship
    * Integrated theology and psychology in pastoral counselling
    * The promise and difficulties of pastoral counselling

    Introduction 1 Pastoral counselling in a postmodern context 2 Pastoral counselling in multi-cultural contexts 3 The place of religious tradition in pastoral counselling 4 Pastoral counselling and prayer 5 Establishing the therapeutic frame in pastoral settings 6 Dual relationships in pastoral counselling 7 Transference and countertransference in pastoral counselling 8 Pastoral counselling with those who have experienced abuse in religious settings 9 The challenge and promise of pastoral counselling


    Gordon Lynch lectures in counselling at University College Chester, and is a qualified and practising counsellor.