For the busy pastor, this volume outlines sensitivities, awarenesses, and skills fundamental to this type of helping process. Issues such as identity, sense of belonging, worldview, identification, family counseling, and use of biblical resources are discussed and illustrated with a wide variety of vivid cases.
Praise for the Print Edition
Aart van Beek, a pastoral counselor, consultant, educator, and theologian with rich experience in the southwestern United States and in Southeast Asia has authored a practical guide for caregivers. His book offers hands-on ways to attend, empathize, assess, understand, intervene, and to integrate these insights and skills into one's own worldview, theory, and theology. An ambitious task for so few pages, but his goal is achieved.
—David W. Augsburger, Fuller Theological Seminary
- Title: Cross-Cultural Counseling
- Author: Aart M. van Beek
- Publisher: Fortress Press
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pages: 96
About Aart M. van Beek
Aart M. van Beek, a Presbyterian minister, teaches pastoral care and counseling at the Jakarta Theological Seminary, in Jakarta, Indonesia. He and his wife are also the representatives for Church World Service in Indonesia.