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Counseling Persons with Addictions and Compulsions:
A Handbook for Clergy and Other Helping Professionals

Andrew J. Weaver, Charlene Hosenfeld, and Harold G. Koening

Counseling Persons with Addictions and Compulsions:
A Handbook for Clergy and Other Helping Professionals Andrew J. Weaver, Charlene Hosenfeld, and Harold G. Koening address a variety of addictions and compulsions that may be experienced when listening to congregants in your ministry. Responding to individual or families who have issues with addiction and compulsion can be one of the most difficult and awkward situations you face. Counseling Persons with Addictions and Compulsions: A Handbook for Clergy and Other Helping Professionals provides clergy with the accurate and practical information you will need when dealing with these matters. Counseling Persons with Addictions and Compulsions contains easy-to-locate information on addictions and compulsive disorders, case studies, and suggestions for pastoral assessments and responses.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS of Counseling Persons with Addictions and Compulsions: A Handbook for Clergy and Other Helping Professionals

Andrew J. Weaver, is an ordained United Methodist minister and a clinical psychologist. He earned his M.Th. from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University and his Ph.D. from The Wright Institute Graduate School of Theology. He is the associate publisher of Zion's Herald. He has co-authored 11 books.

Charlene Hosenfeld, is a Presbyterian laywoman who works as a staff psychologist at Hawaii State Hospital. She also has a private practice in Honolulu, in which she has worked extensively with patients who have sexual and related issues. She received her Ph.D. from Ohio University.

Harold G. Koening is associate professor of psychiatry and internal medicine and director of the Center for the Study of Aging, Religion and Health at Duke University. He is an active layman in The United Methodist Church. He earned his Psy.D. from Baylor University.


Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 978-0-8298-1705-8
Product Dimensions: 7 by 10 inches

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