Effective Therapy for Clergy Reporting of Burnout
MetadataShow full item record
The primary aim of this thesis is to identify the effective tools with which to work with clergy members reporting burnout and/or vocational dissatisfaction. This document will educate clinical counsellors of the roles, responsibilities, and stressors unique to those in the pastorate; and identify key areas that clinical counsellors could address when their client is a clergy member. Empirically supported hypotheses as to why clergy members are reluctant to reach out and ask for help are articulated. Making sense of this reluctance has potential to help therapists create a therapeutic atmosphere that would be appealing, restorative, and empowering. Strategies for building resiliencies to counter the impact and challenges of the pastoral vocation are suggested.