The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach by Carrie Doehring
The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach
Author: Carrie Doehring
Title: The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach
ISBN10: 0664226841
ISBN13: 978-0664226848
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1 edition (February 16, 2006)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1254 kb
Size epub: 1739 kb
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Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Churches & Church Leadership

Drawing on psychological, theological, and cultural studies on suffering, Carrie Doehring encourages counselors to view their ministry through trifocal lenses and include approaches that are premodern (apprehending God through religious rituals), modern (consulting rational and empirical sources), and postmodern (acknowledging the contextual nature of knowledge). Utilizing strategies from all three perspectives, Doehring describes the basic ingredients of a caregiving relationship, shows how to use the caregiver's life experience as a source of authority, and demonstrates how to develop the skill of listening and establish the actual relationship. She then explains the steps of psychological assessment, systemic assessment, and theological reflection, and finally she delineates the basic steps for plans of care: attending to the careseeker's safety, building trust, mourning losses, and reconnecting with the ordinariness of life.