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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 ...

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