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Sexual Misconduct in Counseling and Ministry

Sexual Misconduct in Counseling and Ministry

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About the Book

Sexual misconduct by ministers and other Christian professionals has reached epidemic proportions. One major church insurer has handled over 1,200 cases in the past eight years, many involving child sexual abuse, often with multiple victims. How should the church respond when Christian counselors cross sexual boundaries? What should be done when the healer wounds? What is the church's responsibility both to misbehaving professionals and to heir victims? Combining their extensive counseling experience and legal expertise, the authors of this volume offer a well-written, practical book loaded with the thorny issues of sexual exploitation by religious professionals. Here is tested wisdom that can help. oA recovery strategy for victims oProactive ways to safeguard against improper sexual behavior oScreening and early intervention strategies oRestoring fallen ministers and church leaders oDealing with homosexual misbehavior, seductive clients, recovered memories, and false allegations oAssessing legal consequences of your policies The wise counsel in this timely book can help us find remedies for a growing problem that threatens the Christian church.
About the Author: Peter Mosgofian, LMFT, serves as Executive Director and senior staff therapist of The Redwood Family Institute, a multidisciplinary professional counseling, training, and resource ministry located in Eureka, California. He is also an ordained pastor with the Association of Vineyard Churches and, with his wife Gale, co-pastors the Arcata Vineyard Christian Community in Arcata, California.

George Ohlschlager, BCCC, serves as Executive Consultant to the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and is Senior Editor and Writer for Christian Counseling Today magazine. He is Adjunct and Visiting faculty in the graduate counseling program at St. Petersburg Theological Seminary in Florida, and in the DMin program in marriage and family therapy at Denver Seminary.

Mosgofian and Ohlschlager together co-authored Law for the Christian Counselor (1992).

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781606085066
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Height: 226 mm
  • No of Pages: 366
  • Series Title: Contemporary Christian Counseling
  • Weight: 489 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1606085069
  • Publisher Date: 01 May 2009
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Width: 150 mm

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