Pastoral Care a Course of Study
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A course in study for clergy in providing pastoral care to parishioners, penitents, and other petitioners seeking spiritual guidance.
Chapter 1: Getting Started - 5 What It Means to Provide Pastoral Care: an Introduction - 5 Lesson 1: Basic Problems That You May Encounter - 11 Chapter 2: Emotional Needs - 15 Lesson 2: Mental Health First Aid - 15 Lesson 3: The Brain and Behaviour - 16 Lesson 4: Understanding Therapy Techniques - 18 Lesson 5: Keeping Present: Issues of Guilt, Angre and Fear - 20 Chapter 3: Material Needs - 22 Lesson 6: Health Issues - 22 Lesson 7: Nutritional Issues - 25 Lesson 8: Financial and Employment Issues - 27 Chapter 4: Social Needs - 29 Lesson 9: Family and Sexual Issues - 29 Lesson 10: Socialization and Emotional Issues: Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Social and Identity Diversity, Cognitive and Neuro-Diversity and Acceptance Issues - 31 Lesson 11: Penitence and Absolution - 34 Lesson 12: Death and Dying - 37 Chapter 5: Your Needs - 40 Lesson 13: What You, as a Pastor, Can and Cannot Do - 40 Lesson 14: What is Compassion and Being a Compassionate Pastor? - 46