The Minister as Crisis Counselor Revised Edition

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The Minister as Crisis Counselor Revised Edition
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Published January 1986

Long recognized as the definitive crisis-counseling volume for the active minister, The Minister as Crisis Counselor is now thoroughly modernized to incorporate recent contributions to the field.  David K. Switzer offers a comprehensive examination of both the theory and the method of crisis counseling as it relates specifically to active working pastors.

Chapter titles include: The Minister, the Congregation, and Community Crisis Services; Intervening in the Suicidal Crisis; The Minister and Divorce Crises; Intervening in a Pathological Grief Reaction: A Case Study; The Minister's Role and Functioning in the Crisis of Grief; Intervening in Family Crises; Intervention Procedures; Methods of Crisis Counseling; Crisis Theory: Definition, Description, Dynamics; The Minister as Crisis Counselor.

About the Author

David K. Switzer

David K. Switzer is professor of pastoral theology at Perkins School of Thelogy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. A member of the Dallas Council on Alcoholism and of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas, Dr. Switzer has been active in crisis counseling for a number of years.