Counsel for Counselors
Basic Skills for Christian Counselors by Richard P. Vaughan, S.J., Paulist, $8.95
Self-Talk, Imagery, and Prayer in Counseling by H. Norman Wright, Word, $12.95
Reviewed by Dennis L. Gibson, psychologist, Wheaton (Illinois) Counseling Associates
"I see ministers facing counseling situations, zealous to handle them well, yet asking, 'What do I do next?' With this book, I hope to offer them . . ."
I posed that incomplete statement to Richard Vaughan and Norman Wright, two men who have recently published books on counseling. Each completed the sentence differently.
Vaughn; "A textbook for a course in pastoral counseling, and help for counselors without formal training to become acquainted with the basic procedures in pastoral counseling."
Wright: "A variety of practical techniques as well as some stimulating new slants they have probably not encountered before."
Together, the two books offer a solid introduction to lay or pastoral counseling. Each returns repeatedly to the ...1