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Minding the Soul: Pastoral Counseling as Remembering

Minding the Soul: Pastoral Counseling as Remembering

Ministers, priests, rabbis, physicians, and therapists faced with their awesome role will appreciate Ashbrook's clear way of integrating medicine, psychology, and theology into a consistent framework for therapeutic practice.

Part One unfolds the dimensions of being human—physiological, depth-psychological, interpersonal—to show how patterns of mere survival can be changed to patterns of growth. Part Two describes how to engage the souls of people in pain. It offers specific, step-by- step techniques to enable people psychically to turn again to life. Part Three presents the fuller picture of meaning-making activity—soul-making—that is the heart of human life, beginning with the counselor's own.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800626730
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 300
  • Publication Date December 1, 1995


"This book is an excellent and richly meaningful resource for the practice, learning, and teaching of pastoral counseling. Experientially focused, it joins theological and psychological theory and practice with the fruits of brain research in a compelling challenge to personal and professional integration and depth."
— Bonnie Niswander, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois

"James Ashbrook has collated forty years of experience and wisdom into a highly practical exposition of pastoral care. His book is full of ripe examples that illuminate coherent principles to guide the novice and gratify the expert professional."
— Robert Lyman Potter, M.D