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A lelkipásztori krízisintervenció elméleti alapjai
The Theoretical Basis for Pastoral Crisis Invention

Author(s): Béla Botond Jakabházi
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Theology and Religion
Published by: Erdélyi Unitárius Egyház
Keywords: pastoral care; crisis intervention; spiritual first aid; grief intervention

Summary/Abstract: Although psychological crisis intervention has come a long way during the last decades, with well established, effective mechanisms of action, the functional integration of religious, spiritual and pastoral resources into the general crisis intervention model is still waiting to happen. Ministers in general have at their disposal a particularly valuable set of tools, that can be of added value in helping clients in crisis situations. And while pastoral crisis intervention is one of the newest branches of pastoral psychology, 227 it is absent from the education of theological student training in Transylvania. The need for ministers to gain confidence to professionally and wholeheartedly help parishioners, people in need in crisis situations becomes even greater when we consider the fact that the minister is the person who has a close relationship with people based on trust and mutual respect. This paper offers a general introduction to the topic of pastoral crisis intervention. It highlights the similarities and the differences from general crisis intervention, and provides a concrete model of pastoral crisis intervention for people in grief, so that as ministers we may provide a more effective support to those in need.

  • Issue Year: 122/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 134-155
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Hungarian