Counseling Families Across the Stages of Life

A Handbook for Pastors and Other Helping Professionals

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Counseling Families Across the Stages of Life
Paperback ISBN: 9780687084159
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Published January 2002

Like the two previous projects Weaver has brought to Abingdon Press, this is a case-study book which will be used both as a resource for clergy and other pastoral workers and for those in training in those fields. The cases will translate technical material into real-life situations while highlighting practical implications for pastors. The authors provide readers with treatment options, referral procedures within the context of the religious community and beyond, and additional national, self-help, and cross-cultural resources, emphasizing those available on the internet.

About the Authors

Harold G. Koenig

Harold G. Koenig is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine and Director of the Program on Religion, Aging, and Health at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Andrew J. Weaver

Rev. Dr. Andrew Weaver is an ordained UM minister with 22 years' experience in ministry and a Clinical Psychologist. He is the associate publisher for Zion's Herald, a an independent religious journal of opinion, news, and reflection published by the Boston Wesleyan Association.

He has co-written or edited more than seven books published by Abingdon Press, including Reflections on Marriage and Spiritual Growth, Reflections on Forgiveness and Spiritual Growth, Reflections on Aging and Spiritual Growth, Counseling Troubled Older Adults, Counseling Troubled Teens and Their Families, and Counseling Families Across the Lifespan. Has worked extensively with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) survivors, a diagnosis that underlies this new book.

Linda A. Revilla

2000 Linda A. Revilla is Education Health Specialist at the Department of Veteran's Affairs' Pacific Center for PTSD, and a lecturer in the University of Hawaii Ethnic Studies Department, both in Honolulu, Hawaii. She specializes in working with children and families. She is a Roman Catholic layperson.