Mental health, Care & Counsel Survival Tools



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Addictions and Recovery Counseling

Substance abuse and other addictive problems are prevalent in almost every segment of society today. The issues and concerns that are created cross all ethnic, cultural, educational, socioeconomic, gender, and age barriers. Yet, people who wrestle with various addictions often seek out help from others. Perhaps you have ministered to or counseled with many of them. Whether you have taken your own journey towards healing and recovery or simply have a calling and passion to work with this population, a basic understanding of the dynamics involved is essential to the delivery of competent care.

The Struggle Is Real

Drs. Tim Clinton and Jared Pingleton have created an innovative and practical new ministry guide specifically designed to address these concerns. Written by an expert team of specialists in both ministry and Christian mental health fields, The Struggle is Real: How to Care for Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church, is a comprehensive, 25-chapter ”toolbox” of how to effectively serve hurting people and relationships. This powerful resource will educate, equip, empower, and encourage church leaders and all those who “dare to care” to compassionately and competently come alongside wounded people and offer them real help, healing, and hope.

Topics Include:

  • Assessing Mental & Relational Needs of the Church
  • Preparing Pastors for Mental & Relational Health Ministry
  • Understanding Mental Health Disorders
  • Understanding Bio-physiological Issues
  • Setting Personal & Professional Boundaries in Ministry
  • Self-care in People-helping Ministries
  • Making Effective Referrals
  • Connecting with Community Health Resources
  • Developing Effective Ministries:
    • Lay Counseling
    • Multicultural Ministry
    • Substance Abuse Recovery
    • Eating Disorders Recovery
    • Grief Recovery
    • Military Family Support
    • Trauma Recovery
    • Suicide Awareness Crisis Response
    • Sexual Integrity Ministry