Understanding Your Congregation
-- Pastoral Care and Mental Health
A forum for pastors and religious professionals for the deepening and improvement of pastoral care and clinical skills.
Why the Pastoral Care Forum
Church professionals continue to be a front-line resource for persons experiencing problems in their daily lives.
The knowledge, skill, and sensitivity functions of ministry are key components in one's level of effectiveness. However, the problems with which persons are dealing are often complex, and pastors and others involved in ministry seldom receive adequate training in pastoral care skills.
The Forum is a five session program designed for pastors and religious professionals, meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, January to May, 2018 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.
In the first ninety minutes a topic relative to pastoral care will be presented. The final hour will be utilized to discuss pastoral care situations provided by the participants.
Brief Outline of Sessions
January 23: The Art of Listening and How and When to Refer
Developing skills to deepen relationships and recognizing potential dangers.
February 20: What Happens in the Brain to Create Behavior?
Understanding why change is difficult and I developing strategies for instigating change in, individuals and systems.
March 20: Managing Personality Disorders
Recognizing the signs of personality disorders and strategies for helping or managing them.
April 17: The Cycle of Shame and Addictions
Learning about process addictions such as pornography and eating disorders and ways to help.
May 15: Compassion Fatigue and How to Manage Stress
Distinguishing between burnout and compassion fatigue and developing plans for self-care.)
Participants will have an opportunity to present two cases in brief written form describing a current situation with which they are dealing. They should be willing to provide care and support for other participants, which may include individuals from different denominations.
Rev. Dr. Roger Krueger, LIMHP, is on the staff at Grace Point. He was formerly director of Partners in Caring at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, and has worked extensively with pastors.
He is the author of the books In Jars of Clay and The Proper Care of Snakes: Managing Personality Disorders in Congregational Settings.
Rev. AnnaTerman-White, LMHP, is a therapist and the director of the Adlerian Center and the AAPC Rocky Mountain regional director
The Forum will meet at:
The Adlerian Center
11911 Arbor Street
(near the intersection of 120th and Center).
$425 for entire 5 sessions Make checks payable to: The Adlerian Center
Along with your payment, please include: Your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email, Congregation Name and City and Your current ministry role (i.e., pastor, youth worker, etc.).
To ensure quality learning environment, number of participants is limited. Final registration deadline is December 15, 2017.
Roger Kruger. 402-215-1833. email@example.com
Anna Terman-White. 402-334-3044. firstname.lastname@example.org