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Church work with the mentally ill

  • Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Familiesby Robert H. Albers; William H. Meller; Steven D. Thurber

    Fortress Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    In Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, psychiatrists and pastoral theologians come together in an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to ensure accuracy of information concerning the medical dimensions of mental illness, interpret these illnesses from a faith perspective, and make suggestions relative to effective ministry.... more...

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderby Robert Collie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Examine the fourth largest mental health problem in America—OCD—and how YOU can help! Since obsessive-compulsive disorder affects 2.5% of the world population, someone you know is likely to have this disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Guide for Family, Friends, and Pastors is a handy “physician's assistant” that not only provides a fresh overview... more...

  • Mental Illness and Psychiatric Treatmentby Gregory Collins; Rev Thomas Culbertson; Harold G Koenig

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book is designed to bring knowledge and skills to the religious professional who seeks to provide special ministry to the emotionally troubled. It provides a basic understanding of psychiatric illnesses, theory, and treatment modalities that is certain to enlarge the perspective of any pastoral worker. In addition to presenting an essential overview... more...

  • The Theological Voice of Wolf Wolfensbergerby William C Gaventa; David Coulter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    In the field of developmental disabilities, Wolf Wolfensberger is famous for his seminal book Normalization. But Wolfensberger is also a theologian, and the two strands of his thought are inextricable. The Theological Voice of Wolf Wolfensberger collects his original writings, critiques of his thought by several noted scholars and practitioners, and... more...

  • In the Shadow of Our Steeplesby Stewart D. Govig *Deceased*

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95

    This volume illuminates the frustration, exhaustion, and isolation that families who care for loved ones with prolonged mental illness can feel, and outlines a ministry whereby clergy and others can help share the load by offering support and encouragement. more...

  • The Pastoral Care of Depressionby Harold G Koenig; Binford W Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 20.95

    What is depression, and what are its many and varied types? Who becomes depressed, and how can it be recognized? How can depression be measured, and what are its suicidal potentialities? What are the therapeutic interventions the pastor can use in helping people who are undergoing the pain of depression? The Pastoral Care of Depression: A Guidebook... more...

  • Mental Health and Spirituality in Later Lifeby Elizabeth MacKinlay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Mental health is increasingly being recognized as an important issue in later life. This valuable book will help you examine this dimension of aging in the context of pastoral, spiritual, and cultural issues. It explores the relationship between mental health, spirituality, and religion in later life, including the search for meaning, cultural issues,... more...

  • Care of Mind/Care of Spiritby Gerald G. May

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Although secular psychology addressed a great deal about how we come to be the way we are and how we might live more efficiently, it can offer nothing in terms of why we exist or how we should use our lives," writes Gerald May in this classic discussion of the nature of contemporary spiritual guidance and its relationship to counseling and psychiatry.... more...

  • Pastoral Care of Depressionby Glendon Moriarty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book is designed to help clergy and mental health professionals understand how depression negatively affects the way people emotionally experience God and how, through therapy, this hurtful God image can be changed into a much more positive one focused on healing. Inside you'll find numerous tests (complete with sample test forms) that identify... more...

  • Counseling for the Soul in Distressby Richard W Roukema

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This revised edition of The Soul in Distress is a reader-friendly overview of the full range of adult psychiatric disorders. Updated with new information on genetics, brain scans, heredity, developmental concerns, new medications, and stress, it suggests ways for clergy to assist their congregants suffering from these illnesses and provides ethical... more...