Pastoral counseling down under: A survey of the Australian clergy

Beaumont, Stephen (2011) Pastoral counseling down under: A survey of the Australian clergy. Pastoral Psychology, 60 1: 117-131. doi:10.1007/s11089-010-0289-4


Author Beaumont, Stephen
Title Pastoral counseling down under: A survey of the Australian clergy
Journal name Pastoral Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-2789
1573-6679
Publication date 2011-02-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11089-010-0289-4
Volume 60
Issue 1
Start page 117
End page 131
Total pages 15
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract This survey research describes the attitudes and practices of Australian Christian clergy regarding counseling in their pastoral care roles. Data has been collected by use of a mail survey of 1954 Australian clergy residing in the state of Queensland from Dec 2007 until March 2008. 758 useable surveys were returned resulting in a return rate of 40.1%. The clergy’s (a) confidence in handling seven different counseling situations, (b) counseling preparation, (c) professional knowledge about counseling, (d) counseling modality, and (e) demographics were assessed. Australian Christian clergy are thus described with a discussion of a number of implications for training organisations such as Bible Colleges and Seminaries.
Keyword Australian clergy
Pastoral counselling
Pastoral care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 25 June 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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