The Church Leaders Counseling Resource Book: A Guide to Mental Health and Social Problems

Paperback | February 15, 2011

EditorCynthia Franklin, Rowena Fong

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This all-in-one guide is designed to better equip clergy and the church leaders to meet their congregations' needs in a spiritually grounded and scientifically sound manner. Succinct, easy-to-read chapters summarize all a pastor needs to know about a given problem area, including its signs orsymptoms, questions to ask, effective helping skills, and, most importantly, when to refer to a mental health professional. Synthesizing what research says about treatment approaches for mental health issues, this user-friendly reference is filled with guidelines, case scenarios, key points to remember, resources for further help, advice on integrating scripture and theology with the best available research, and tips onpartnering with others to provide the best possible care for each church member. Each chapter is designed for quick lookup by problem area, empowering church leaders to understand and help meet the challenges facing the children, adults, families, and communities that they serve.

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This all-in-one guide is designed to better equip clergy and the church leaders to meet their congregations' needs in a spiritually grounded and scientifically sound manner. Succinct, easy-to-read chapters summarize all a pastor needs to know about a given problem area, including its signs orsymptoms, questions to ask, effective helpin...

Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D., is the Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin. Rowena Fong, Ed.D., is the Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and Families at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:554 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195371631

ISBN - 13:9780195371635

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Section 1: Equipping Yourself to be the Best Mental Health Helper1. Cynthia Franklin and Rowena Fong: How Can This Resource Book Help My Ministry?Section 2: Solutions for Eating Disorders and Addictions2. Linda Mintle: To Eat or Not to Eat: Managing Eating Disorders3. Dale S. Ryan: Substance Abuse: How the Church Can Help4. Mark R. Laaser: Sexual Addiction: Finding Sexual Integrity in a Fallen WorldSection 3: Solutions for Kids with Behavior and School Problems5. Cynthia Franklin and Michael Kelly: Dropped Out and Failing: Helping with School Problems6. Karen-Marie Yust: A World Apart: Helping with Autism Spectrum Disorders7. Antoinette Y. Farmer: Defying Authority: Working with Oppositional and Defiant Youth8. Scott P. Sells: Engaging Out of Control Youth: Breaking Down Barriers9. Feeman Chakara: Helping Kids with ADHD10. Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin: Too Young to Know: How to Help Pregnant and Parenting Teens11. Martell Teasley: Stopping Self-Injury among AdolescentsSection 4: Solutions for Severe Grief, Depression and Anxiety12. Allan Hugh Cole Jr.: Helping with Loss, Grief, and Mourning: "I Can't Get Over You"13. Jaco J. Hamman: Down and Can't Get Up: Serious Depression14. Mo Yee Lee: Helping Trauma Survivors in a Church Setting15. Katherine L. Montgomery: Living with Panic, Worry and Fear: Anxiety DisordersSection 5: Solutions for Mood Swings, Hearing Voices and Suicidal Thinking16. Daniel G. Bagby: Mood Swings: Pastoral Care for People with Bipolar Disorder17. Daniel B. Morehead: Hearing Voices: Pastoral Care for People with Schizophrenia18. Duane R. Bidwell: Wanting to Die: How to Prevent SuicideSection 6: Solutions for Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Severe Personality Disorders19. Karen Oehme and Bruce A. Thyer: Stopping Domestic Violence in Families20. Melody Darlene Palm: We Have a Scary Secret: Stopping Sexual Abuse in the Family21. Gary R. Anderson: Child Maltreatment and the Role of the Church Leader22. Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer: Watch Out: Serious Personality DisordersSection 7: Solutions for Money and Severe Social Problems23. Kregg Hood: Never Enough Money: Helping with Financial Problems24. Jon Singletary: Community Ministry with People Living in Poverty25. Rowena Fong: Starting Over: Helping Immigrants and RefugeesSection 8: Solutions for Elders and for Those Who have Chronic Health Problems26. James W. Ellor: Ministering to those with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease27. Dennis R. Myers: Over-extended: Caretaking of an Elderly ParentSection 9: Solutions for Managing Family Stress28. David Scheider and Thomas C. Waynick: Pastoral Care for Veterans and Their Families: Experiencing Stress and Trauma29. Dealing with Divorce and Irreconcilable Differences30. Sandy Aguilar: Help with Single Parenting: Not Enough Hours in the Day31. Christine Anlauf Sabatino and Lynn Milgram Mayer: Supporting Today's Blended Family32. Ruth G. McRoy and Rowena Fong: Finding Families and Getting Help for Kids: Adoption and Foster CareSection 10: Solutions for Church Leaders Who Need Help33. Diana R. Garland and Christen A. Argueta: Unholy Touch: When Church Leaders Commit Acts of Sexual Misconduct with Adults34. Kevin Van Lant: The Minister's Meltdown: Getting Help for YourselfSection 11: Building Your Church's Mental Health Resources35. Ratonia C. Runnels and Mel Stauber: Today's Best Pastoral Care: How to Operate Church-Based Mental Health and Social ProgramsJamie Shepherd: Appendix A: Self-Help Books, Christian Counseling and Training Resources to use in Assisting Your CongregationKatherine L. Montgomery and Kristen Boyd: Appendix B: Glossary: Learning Mental Health LanguageAppendix C: Pastor's Mental Health Survey