Pastoral Encounter

Pastoral Encounter : Hidden Depths in Human Contact

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The Pastoral Encounter takes readers of whatever counselling or pastoral persuasion on an intriguing journey through the backstreets of the city that is modern relational therapy. With insight, humour and material from his own casebook, psychiatrist Dr Brice Avery offers a practical understanding of the hidden factors that shape any pastoral encounter. The first section of the book develops a Christian perspective on the determinants of individual identity and its implications for pastoral care. Section Two tackles the delicate process of making emotional contact with clients and yet retaining enough separateness to think and feel with objectivity. Finally the author examines the part that spontaneity and ability play in forming the pastoral persona.The Pastoral Encounter will fascinate and inspire pastoral carers whose training has given them an appreciation of the role of the unconscious in their work or who simply have an intuitive understanding of its more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 16mm | 160g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0551029501
  • 9780551029507