Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Resources for the Ministry of Healing & Growth, Third Edition

By Howard Clinebell Published
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Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling remains the standard in pastoral care and counseling. This third edition is enlarged and revised with updated resources, methods, exercises, and illustrations from actual counseling sessions. This book will help readers be sensitive to cultural diversity, ethical issues, and power dynamics as they practice holistic, growth-oriented pastoral care and counseling in the parish.


This updated and comprehensive version offers significant postmodern and inclusive perspectives that build on the legacy of Clinebell’s earlier work. It is a significant contribution to the field of pastoral care and counseling and ought to be read by laypersons and clergy in ministry who seek to offer healing and wholeness.
Joretta Marshall, Texas Christian University

Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling is as timeless as any great work of art. Once again, Clinebell offers a resource for renaissance in the field of pastoral care and counseling. This third, revised edition contains depth perspectives on gender, race, class, and ethnicity as well as bold strokes of self-care for caregivers. Clinebell offers a creative canvas of holistic caregiving and as such, his magnum opus.
—Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Dr.Theol., Professor of Pastoral Care, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

About the Author

Howard Clinebell

Howard Clinebell, formerly professor of pastoral psychology and counseling at the School of Theology, Claremont, California, authored several books published by Abingdon Press. He was considered an authority on the subject of counseling persons with addictions.