Practice of Pastoral Care A Postmodern Approach

ISBN-10: 0664226841
ISBN-13: 9780664226848
Edition: 2006
Authors: Carrie Doehring
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Description: Drawing upon psychological, theological, and cultural studies on suffering, Carrie Doehring has developed an approach to religiously based care for clergy and caregivers who take a postmodern, or social-constructionist, approach to knowledge.  More...

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 2/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Drawing upon psychological, theological, and cultural studies on suffering, Carrie Doehring has developed an approach to religiously based care for clergy and caregivers who take a postmodern, or social-constructionist, approach to knowledge. Encouraging counselors to view their ministry through trifocal lenses that include approaches that are premodern (where God can be apprehended through religious rituals and traditions), modern (where rational and empirical sources are consulted), and postmodern (where the provisional and contextual nature of knowledge is realized), Doehring shows how pastoral caregivers can draw upon all of the historical and contemporary resources of their religious, intellectual, and cultural traditions. In a highly practical and hands-on manner, Doehring moves from describing the basic ingredients of a caregiving relationship, to using the caregiver's life experience as a source of authority, to developing the skill of listening, to establishing the actual relationship. She then moves on to explain the steps of psychological assessment, systemic assessment, and theological reflection. Finally, Doehring delineates the basic steps for plans of care: attending to the careseeker's safety and building trust, mourning losses, and reconnecting with the ordinariness of life. Utilizing case studies, offering student exercises, and concluding with an in depth look at a family situation in the novel Affliction to demonstrate her method, The Practice of Pastoral Care is accessibly written for students yet thought-provoking for seasoned caregivers.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sources of Authority in Pastoral Care
A Cross-Disciplinary Contextual Approach
The Shape of This Book
Basic Ingredients of Caregiving Relationships
A Pastoral Care Conversation
Empathy and Relational Boundaries
Power Dynamics
Power Dynamics and Maps of Creation
The Caregiver's Life Experience as a Source of Authority
Sam Lee's Transformative Experience
Sam's Story as a Resource in His Care of Mrs. Wood
Writing a Verbatim
Self-Reflection
Listening
Responsive Communication
Paraphrasing for Clarification
Asking Clarifying Questions
Interpreting the Careseeker's Emotional State
Appropriate Self-Disclosure
Body Language and Use of Space
Example 1
Example 2
Physical Contact
Privacy of Space
Reflecting on Listening Skills
Establishing a Caregiving Relationship
Limits of Confidentiality
Example
Sexual Misconduct
Dual Roles
Recognizing the Limits of Expertise
Availability
Establishing the Contract of Care
Psychological Assessment: The Careseeker's Story in Terms of Loss, Violence, and Compulsive Ways of Coping
Loss
The Phases of Grief
Types of Loss
Violence
Substance Abuse, Addiction, Compulsive Ways of Coping
Assessing Loss, Violence, and Coping
Systemic Assessment: The Careseeker's Culture, Communities, and Family
Case Study
Assessing a Careseeker's Culture and Social Identity
Assessing Local Community/Organizational Systems
Assessing Family of Origin and/or Present Family
Assessing Intimate Partnerships and Friendships
Assessing Culture, Community/Organizational, Family, and Marriage
Theological Reflection
Embedded vs. Deliberative Theology
A Theology of Broken Symbols
Case Study
Poling's Theology of Evil
Theological Reflection
Plans of Care: Seeking Healing and Justice
Attend to the Careseeker's Safety and Build Trust
Mourn Losses
Reconnect with the Ordinariness of Life
Planning Care
Affliction: A Case Study
Assessing Immediate Risks
Assessing Losses
Assessing Violence
Assessing Alcoholism
Assessing Social Identity
Theological Reflection
Interpreting Symbols
Assessing the Consequences of Wade's Symbols
Assessing the State of Wade's Soul
Wade's Symbol System as Part of a Web of Violence, Not Life
Making Faith Claims
Plan of Care
Attending to Safety and Building Trust
Mourning Losses
Reconnecting with the Ordinariness of Life
Conclusion
Narrative Pastoral Theology
Contextual Pastoral Theology
Cross-Disciplinary Pastoral Theology
Pragmatic Pastoral Theology
References
Index of Names and Subjects

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