A Concise Guide to Personality Disorders by Joel Paris; American Psychological Association Staff (Contribution by)Clients with personality disorders (PDs) present special challenges to clinicians. Nonetheless, successful treatment is possible, and a rapidly growing research base can inform diagnosis and intervention. This book reviews what we know and what we don't know about PDs, and what this implies for clinical practice. It integrates a large body of research findings into a concise, highly practical approach to managing difficult clients. Rather than advocating a single method of treatment, Joel Paris promotes an integration of all evidence-based psychotherapies, as well as effective case management. The evidence base for pharmacotherapy is reviewed as well. Focusing particularly on borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic PDs, the author also reviews other PD categories. His extensive experience and clinical wisdom illuminate the discussion, demonstrating how to work productively and empathically with these clients.
Call Number: 616.8581 (INTERNET)
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Dictionary of Christian Spirituality by Glen G. Scorgie (General Editor); Simon Chan (Guest Editor); Gordon T. Smith (Guest Editor); James D. SmithIn recent decades Christian spirituality, spiritual formation and spiritual theology have become important concepts in the global evangelical community. Consequently, an accessible and reliable academic resource is needed on these topics--one that will offer a discerning orientation to the wealth of ecumenical resources available while still highlighting the distinct heritage and affirming the core grace-centered values of classic evangelical spirituality. The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality reflects an overarching interpretive framework for evangelical spiritual formation: a holistic and grace-filled spirituality that encompasses relational (connecting), transformational (becoming), and vocational (doing) dynamics. At the same time, contributors respectfully acknowledge the differences between Reformed, Holiness, and Pentecostal paradigms of the spiritual life. And, by bringing together writers from around the world who share a common orthodoxy, this reference work is truly global and international in both its topical scope and contributors. Entries give appropriate attention to concepts, concerns, and formative figures in the evangelical tradition of spirituality that other reference work neglect. They offer a discerning orientation to the wealth of ecumenical resources available, exploring the similarities and differences between Christianity and alternate spiritualities without lapsing into relativism. The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality is a resource that covers a wide range of topics relating to Christian spirituality and is biblically engaged, accessible, and relevant for all contemporary Christians.
Call Number: R 248.03 Z87
Publication Date: 2011-07-23
The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies by Wesley Carr (Editor)The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies is a major new reference work offering comprehensive discussion of the subjects of interest to anyone studying or involved in pastoral work. Written by a team of 212 international scholars and practitioners, this dictionary includes some 800 articles covering every subject touching on the field of pastoral studies. Carefully crafted from the pastoral perspective, each entry begins with a concise definition of the topic discussed, followed by an explanation of its importance in pastoral studies and suggestions for further reading. The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies is intended to serve as an authoritative yet accessible sourcebook on the theology and methods of pastoral studies. The dictionary offers readers a solid grounding in the theoretical and practical issues relevant to pastoral care as well as related subjects in psychology and sociology. It also provides the background necessary for understanding any further reading, religious or secular, in this complex and ever-changing discipline. Written to have broad appeal and discussing issues that are of interest and applicable to all th
Religious leaders require tremendous skill in emotional intelligence, yet their training very rarely addresses how to develop the practical skills needed--from self-awareness to resilience. Emotional Intelligence Religious Leaders draws on the latest research in business, psychology, and theology to offer religious leaders the information and tools they need to increase their emotional intelligence and enhance their relationships, communication and conflict management skills, spirituality, and overall well-being. The book offers both a deep understanding of how to develop emotional intelligence and also prescriptive insights about how to practice it that will be helpful for religious leaders in many settings, including congregational ministry, lay ministry, spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, and more.
How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning--when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasons--threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it simply is not helpful to pretend we understand what needs to happen next. But leaders can still lead. How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going is a practical book of hope for tired and weary leaders who risk defining this era of ministry in terms of failure or loss. It helps leaders stand firm in a disoriented state, learning from their mistakes and leading despite the confusion. Packed with rich stories and real-world examples, Beaumont guides the reader through practices that connect the soul of the leader with the soul of the institution.
Foundations of pastoral counselling : integrating philosophy, theology and psychotherapy by Neil PembrokeFoundations of Pastoral Counselling offers a completely new approach to its subject, through an integration of philosophical ideas, theological thought, and psychotherapeutic psychology. Using the work of philosophers including Martin Buber, Simone Weil and Søren Kierkegaard to begin the conversation in each chapter the author then draws on relevant theologians and psychotherapeutic thinkers to enrich the dialogue. The result is a rich, multi-faceted, and often surprising round-table discussion about the fundamental issues in pastoral counselling.
Leading Congregations Through Crisis by Gregory Lynn HuntOn July 12, 2009, 23 youth and adult sponsors from First Baptist Church in Shreveport, La., were involved in a tragic bus accident, leaving two dead and others seriously injured. Rev. Gregory Hunt suddenly found himself leading a congregation in crisis. From that grueling experience, Hunt has crafted a book pastors need to read even as they hope they'll never use it. Putting Christ and mission at the book's center, Hunt examines what happens when crisis strikes and how pastors and congregations can prepare for future crises. Ten different types of crises - ranging from violence to natural disasters to internal congregational strife - provide insight into how pastors can lead congregations through harrowing times into a healthy future. A TCP Leadership Series title
Scripture holds a decisive place in our shared identity as Reformed Christians. While we value our theological traditions and our polity, Scripture always has the final authoritative word on our faith and life. We do not look to Scripture because it is a common or “traditional” thing to do, or because the church has given it authority. In the words of the Belgic Confession, we believe the teachings of Scripture “because the Holy Spirit testifies in our hearts that they are from God, and also because they prove themselves to be from God” (article 5).
This three-part video series explores what it means for Reformed Christians to read and interpret the Bible as Scripture, as the Word of God. The video series was developed in response to a recommendation approved by General Synod 2016, calling for a denomination-wide discussion centered on a Reformed understanding of the nature, purpose, authority, and interpretation of Scripture (MGS 2016, p. 87).
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Atla Religion Database with ATLASerials PlusThe ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and retrospective indexing for several journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century. Journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope. The fact that many publishers solicit the inclusion of their journals in ATLA RDB is indicative of the stature it has achieved in the community of religion scholars.
ATLAS is an online collection of major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars and theologians. Users can read articles or research the history of a topic from as early as 1908 to the present. Currently, researchers are able to use ATLAS as a search tool to retrieve images of the pages in more than one hundred fifty different journals.
Old Testament AbstractsOld Testament Abstracts is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Content from over 450 journals is covered. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Coverage in the database dates back to 1978.
New Testament AbstractsNew Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and Boston College. The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. The database contains more than 44,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 16,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,000 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. In addition, approximately 900 current books are also summarized annually. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985.
PsycINFOThis database is published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present.
This database is published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include journals, articles, books, dissertations and more. 90% of the 3,000+ titles indexed in PsycINFO are peer-reviewed.
Sociological AbstractsThis database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers. Cited references are included for many journal articles.