Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources

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Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources

The first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the Jewish tradition—updated and expanded second edition! A new resource for counselors and caregivers of other faith traditions.
Jewish Pastoral Care is the essential reference for rabbis, cantors, and laypeople who are called to spiritually accompany those encountering joy, sorrow, and change. This groundbreaking volume draws upon both Jewish tradition and the classical foundations of pastoral care to provide invaluable guidance.
Offering insight on pastoral care technique, theory, and theological implications, the contributors to Jewish Pastoral Care are innovators in their fields, and represent all four contemporary Jewish movements.
This resource provides you with basic theory and skills for assisting the ill and those who care for them, the aging and dying, engaged couples, and others, and for responding to issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse, and trauma.
A vital reference for Jewish and non-Jewish professionals and other caregivers, Jewish Pastoral Care is the definitive handbook for counseling with an understanding of Judaism and Jewish tradition.
Including all-new, up-to-date discussions of :
• Loving the Stranger: 
Accompanying Individuals with Chronic Mental Disorders—Rabbi Karen Sussan
• Jewish Spiritual Care in the Wake of Disaster—Rabbi Stephen Roberts
• Seeking the Tzelem: 
Making Sense of Dementia—Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman
• The Power of Custom-Made Prayers—Rabbi Bonita E. Taylor
• Complexity and Imperfection: 
A Theology of Jewish Pastoral Care—Rabbi Rochelle Robins
• God Is in the Text: 
Using Sacred Text and Teaching in Jewish Pastoral Care—Rabbi Sheldon Marder
Other contributors include:
Barbara Eve Breitman, M.S.W., L.S.W. • Anne Brener, M.A.J.C.S., M.A., L.C.S.W.
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, M.S.W. • Rabbi Nancy Flam, M.A.
Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, M.A.J.C.S., M.S.W., B.C.C. • Gus Kaufman, Jr., Ph.D.
Rabbi Myriam Klotz, M.A. • Rabbi Yaacov Kravitz, Ed.D.
Rabbi Ellen Jay Lewis, N.C.Psy.A. • Wendy Lipshutz, L.M.S.W.
Rabbi Joseph S. Ozarowski, D.Min. • Simcha Paull Raphael, Ph.D.
Rabbi Drorah Setel, M.T.S. • Rabbi Jeffery M. Silberman, D.Min.
Marcia Cohn Spiegel, M.A.J.C.S. • Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, C.S.W.
Rabbi David J. Zucker, Ph.D.
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